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Old 10-01-2008, 05:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ive got a choice to build a pc or to buy one, i like building as i find it enjoyable etc etc if i was to build one id buy a Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83 GHz 1333MHz 12MB Cache

or this bad boy its from a company called overclockers they mod pc's, i could overclock but i dont trust myself i may blow it up or burn it up in flames the link to the pc is here

"Ultima OC 280 GTX" Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz @ QX6950+ 3.00GHz+ Quad Core DDR2 System

this is a q6600 with only 6mb Cache but its overclocked as ****, so will my cpu that im building be better more faster or the one im going to buy considering its got 6mb cache more

is there a huge advantage if both the cpus were the same clock but one had 12mb cache 45nm and the other was 65nm with 6mb cache
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qhy does it say qx6950... its 6850... lol

and overclocking to 3.0ghz IS INCREDIBLY EASY.... heck you could do 3.2ghz everyday use with stock cooler if you wanted to!

i guess its not a bad price through, considering gtx280 alone is about $500(roughly 1000 of our american dollars!) for people in ur neck of the woods

and yes.. the cache and smaller die will make a 10-15 percent difference in performance
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build your own pc from Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! its gonna be a lot cheaper and better than most Alienware built pcs.
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he's from london...
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It looked like a great deal until I realized that it was in pounds. I highly doubt that all those components put together is that much.
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well considering in the uk you get everything for the same amount lbs for dollars

an gtx280 there is 450 pounds.. a gtx280 here is 450 dollars.... they're products are highly overpriced compared to what we have
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