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Old 04-09-2008, 05:16 AM   #11 (permalink)
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yup....q6600 and 9600gt sli setup will destroy any game to come for a little while, barring crapsis of course
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but the Phenom 9850 is a good clocker to 3.5ghz, but clock for clock the q6600 is better, and can probably go to 3.3ghz+ and outmatch the Phenom
at XS, they benched a Phenom 9850 against a Q6600, both at 3.4GHZ
the Q6600 got a higher CPU score in 3dmark06, but the Phenom system got a higher overall score.
It seems the Phenom is designed to work with the video card well.

There have also been reviewers (independently) say that the Phenom systems have a smoothness that's not there on Intel systems even if the fps might be behind.
I'm not going to debate that though.

If you do go for a Phenom system, I'd recommend looking at a DFI, Gigabyte or MSI 790FX board. They seem to be the better overclocking boards.
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at XS, they benched a Phenom 9850 against a Q6600, both at 3.4GHZ
the Q6600 got a higher CPU score in 3dmark06, but the Phenom system got a higher overall score.
It seems the Phenom is designed to work with the video card well.

There have also been reviewers (independently) say that the Phenom systems have a smoothness that's not there on Intel systems even if the fps might be behind.
I'm not going to debate that though.

If you do go for a Phenom system, I'd recommend looking at a DFI, Gigabyte or MSI 790FX board. They seem to be the better overclocking boards.
I saw it too on TF2, but I posted that way before I even saw your post on the Phenom, thanks for posting that btw, maybe you should post that here

and you know I love that 9850
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Anything you would even bother looking at these days is going to be 64bit. I suggest looking at the evga 750i FTW motherboard, 2 9600GT video cards and a q6600. That will run you at least a few years without needing to upgrade.
Why a 750i?
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