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Old 12-26-2008, 04:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80580Q9300 - Retail

BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS500D 500W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

GIGABYTE GV-R467D3-512I Radeon HD 4670 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 900(PC2 7200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-7200CL4D-4GBPI-B - Retail

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model GH22LS30 - OEM

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

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About $750


Need to try to shave it down to about $550

I want the best performance for such a budget if possible.
I can OC if it will save me money. (even after buying new heat sink and fans)

My son spent 200 dollars without my permission (this is why I am downgrading).

Dont worry..he was punished.
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How about dropping the q9300 for a q6600 or getting a dual core instead?

or drop the crappy Antec 900 for a Antec 300 or something else
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Okey Dokey. Should i go with an e8400 or a q6600?
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I forgot what the point of this PC was.. so you may need to remind me

Then I'll tell you
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Dropping to the q6600 is the easiest way to save a few bucks...I did recommend this one in your last topic.
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I know you did and it was for multitasking vernong and basic video editing and basic gaming. (like runescape for my son)
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Either or is fine.... get the cheaper one
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I know you did and it was for multitasking vernong and basic video editing and basic gaming. (like runescape for my son)
Lol, you'll still let him use it after that?? Lol, j/k.

Yeh for you a Q6600 would probably be better than an E8400. For multitasking and video editing a quad will always win out. The reason dualies are still recomended is because you can get more gaming performance and overclockablity out of them for the price.

All together that would still be a reasonably good build, probably comparable to mine which can play most new games on med-high at a descent res.
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Haha dont worry he wont be able to play fo a while. So quads are best for multitasking? Also can you OC a quad in the future?
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New q6600 do like 3 - 3.2ghz where as a e8400 will do about 4ghz (every chip is different though)
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