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Old 10-31-2006, 03:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK guys. Right now, I have the computer in my sig. I have the opportunity to build a new system. I'm impressed with my current rig, but it isn't as fast as I thought it is. And I have been hearing some really great stuff about intel's core 2 duo. So my question is, for the best BANG for the buck, no matter the price, what set up should I do? Is Intel really the way to go?

I was thinking:

CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

MOBO - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121016
or this MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131025
Is this good? Is AM2 better than socket T? why?

Is the processor worth it? Or should I go E6400 and overclock?

Is this the best motherboard or should I go with ASUS? thanks guys. ANY ANY ANY opinions really appreciated. No matter what
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Old 10-31-2006, 04:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I personally would upgrade what you have and wait until all the dust settles with the new stuff coming out...

maybe...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103754

then add another GB of ram
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yeah you could probably hold out with your current setup for a while.

But I'm a major hypocrite for saying that considering I just built a C2D system. Then built an AMD S939 system with an A64 3700+ to test out vista...but then decided I want an X2 4200+ just because...


I'd go with the ASUS mobo and the E6400. 2 gig DDR2-800 set.

I could help you spend your money allllll day long.
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Well, the reason why I'm building a new rig is because my father needs a computer. So I'm giving him this one, and I have to buy another one. That is the recommended choice for a GPU? Thanks guys.
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So far this is what I have:

CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115004

MOBO - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121016

GPU-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150186

RAM -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231065

HD -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121016

CDROM -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152070

Actually, I'm quite sure that I dont have to buy another HD. I have a spare.
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GPU-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150186

You can get eVGA 7600GT for $112.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130062

If you can pay a little more you can get 7900GS for $159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814141041
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The differences? Im guessing the $112 is the same just cheaper price? and is the 7900gs better?
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The differences? Im guessing the $112 is the same just cheaper price? and is the 7900gs better?
Yes it is the same card at cheaper price.

And yea the 7900GS is better than 7600GT
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does everything else look good or should I go E6600?
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does everything else look good or should I go E6600?
The e6600 will last you alot longer, but the e6400 is still amazingly good, depends if you're willing to spend the lil bit extra or would rather save the money.
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