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Old 12-15-2008, 04:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Up for reveiw... Anything new?

Well i post one of these every couple months to keep my build on top. Is what i need to know is.. is it decent for ANY game? graphics wise i have a hpw1907 so i should be good for high res. is there anything new that has come out that i can replace something with keeping it under or around $650? I already ordered the psu and i am going to use my current case ide hdd and dvd rw. i have good air flow and loading times dont bother me so ill do the hdd swap later when i can afford a ssd. and ill upgrade the dvd drive later on.. i love my case to much to part. the parts are in sig and ill buy from newegg.
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what? i have no idea what you are asking, man.
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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lol sorry i wasnt clear...

the build i know looks good as you all have told me before.

is there anything new that has come out that is better or could replace a certain part for around the same price as the original part?

i hope that was clear..
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I would change the q6600 to a E8500 or Q9550 depending on your budget. Both of them are faster than the Q6600 and will overclock higher. The recent batches of the Q6600 tend to have bad vids and as a result can't overclock very high.

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
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I'd say grab the 4870 from veedub
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the 1Gb version
Newegg.com - ASUS EAH4870 DK/HTDI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

and you might want to consider looking into an i7 setup. If you have the money to buy a q9550 it cost more than the i7 920 (which is a MUCH better cpu)like X2 better. The motherboard would only cost you a hundred more bucks. The CPU would cost your another 120 bucks compared the q6600.

Newegg.com - ASUS EAH4870 DK/HTDI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - ASUS P6T Deluxe LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

total:1209.95

**** I just released that almost double your old build. Whats your old build price like 680. lol nevermind.
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:P yea im going to change the 4850 to a 4870 since they came down in price
ill check out the proccessors..

how future proof is the E8500? and how much of an actual difference is there between the e8500 and the q6600
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how future proof is the E8500? and how much of an actual difference is there between the e8500 and the q6600
Neither the processors/motherboard/or ram are future proof.
-The e8500 is newer than the q6600 and has a higher clock speed, can overclock like crazy (4ghz), and runs cooler.
-the e8500 will play games faster too, compared to the q6600.

(the e8500 and the q9550 are both 45nm technology compared to the older q6600 65nm tech.) the 45mn is more efficient and runs cooler.

if you wanted to be future proof you would have to invest in a core i7 setup (cpu,mbo,ram)
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i cant really afford an i7 setup.. but i think i will replace the q6600 with the e8500 if i can find some more support for this swap
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