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Old 01-23-2008, 03:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I am trying to figure which CPU to use...

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600?

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor BX80562Q6600 - 2.40GHz, 8MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, Kentsfield, Quad-Core, Retail, Socket 775, Processor with Fan at TigerDirect.com

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Black Edition

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Black Edition Processor ADX6400CZWOF - 3.20GHz, 2MB Cache, 1000MHz (2000 MTs) FSB, Windsor, Dual-Core, Retail, Socket AM2 (940), Processor - No Fan at TigerDirect.com

I am trying to build a gaming/media rig.
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q6600 by a Landslide, but get the e8400 over both of those
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I am trying to run crysis at at least medium settings?
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Between these two I would get Q6600

You should consider E8400 as well
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I am trying to run crysis at at least medium settings?
The E8400 would do that with ease.
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8400 is the best out of the ones you suggested.
and what gpu are you gonna game with?
if you wanna play crysis on med, the gpu is the main factor...
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8400 is the best out of the ones you suggested.
and what gpu are you gonna game with?
if you wanna play crysis on med, the gpu is the main factor...
im not sure, could yyou recommend some?

and also what is good sound card, beccause i still want to make it into a type of studio thing...
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im not sure, could yyou recommend some?

and also what is good sound card, beccause i still want to make it into a type of studio thing...
well onboard sound is good enough, dont waste money on a sound card, although if you really want a gaming sound card...heres one(its a one day deal though).
Woot : One Day, One Deal (SM)

and whats your budget for the graphics card?
and keep in mind, if you want a good cpu, gpu, you will need a good psu to support it.

the best thing for you to do now would be give a list of the current cpu items you have right now? put it in your sig like most of us do, then post what you want, and whats your budget.
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wow nice card, I like

but your graphics card determines your ability to play Crysis at certain settings more than your CPU
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Im building a new system, but as of now i dont have a tight budget, maybe like $2500 for the whole thing...
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