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Old 11-13-2006, 02:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok so i wanted originally to get a e6600 and base my build around that. but, i also want to get an 8800gtx and i'm not too keen on spending too much... anyhoo, what i'm thinking is, i don't really need a processor THAT powerful, i'm gonna be playing some decent games in the future sure, but i'm pretty sure i could downgrade the processor somewhat to save a good lot of money. so, if anyone could suggest what I could change it to, i'd be most appreciative.

Also, if you could suggest a good motherboard to go with whatever the processor, i'd be grateful.

And the things i'll probably be sticking with buying are below

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Ah thanks, thats a nice saving!

Now here's the question, is it possible to go EVEN cheaper? or will i still need a high end pro for an 8800gtx?
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Old 11-13-2006, 02:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you go cheap on a processor and buy a $650 video card, the CPU will most definitely be your bottleneck.
I wouldnt go any cheaper if I were you.
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ah ok, fair enough. thats fine then, i'll have another look at the e6300
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You're gunna need a processor that can keep up to that card....
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Why don't you get 8800GTS ?, it is cheaper than 8800GTX
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horray for e6300 it rulez with photoshop
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yeah thats true, and i don't suppose it'll be obsolete in the near future. Fair point, thanks.
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Old 11-13-2006, 03:58 PM   #10 (permalink)
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why not go for the e6400? it has an 8x multiplier making it a better overclocker, especially with ddr2 800 ram.
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