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Old 12-04-2007, 04:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my current setup:
ASUS A8N SLI-DELUXE (motherboard)
AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core 4800 (cpu)
Geforce 7950 GX2 (pci-e video card)

I have about $500 I'm looking to spend, I was wondering what some thoughts were on the choice listed below for a motherboard+cpu combo:
Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Black Edition Processor

I'm sure this setup is better than my current, I was just wondering if my money is better spent elsewhere, thanks.
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you'll have to buy ddr2 ram as well if you change your mobo and cpu to the above listed choices.
if you are going to do all that, intel is currently the performance leader.
your cpu is decent at stock for a s939 cpu. 500 bucks could be better spent. you dont want to buy a new cpu for that socket, IMO.
have you tried overclocking your cpu? it will add performance to your rig, but very doubtful you will reach the stock speed of the 6400.
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Go Intel

Intel Core 2 Duo E6550

Same price but better
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Think you could recommend a good motherboard to go along with the intel cpu?
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Abit Ip35 if u want RAID, Abit IP35-e if u don't...
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You can get Nvidia 680 motherboard with Q6600 for cheaper price
XFX GeForce 680i LT SLI Motherboard CPU Bundle - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor 2.40GHz OEM in Canada at TigerDirect.ca
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ooh nice find there Maroon
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yeah dang thats a good deal.
you'd just need ram. and you can find 2gb for less than 100 bucks no problem.
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Would that be a pretty good combo for gaming?
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lol x 2
yes of course. its one of intels best processors.
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