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Old 07-21-2007, 09:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay I've been looking on newegg and reading reviews and these look good as a starting point for an upgrade. Let me know if you would change anything or find something as good/better cheaper.

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I still want to use my eVGA 6800GT for a while. I'm also going to continue using my Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3250823A and 2 Lite-On Opticals which should be possible, right?

Later on I will probably upgrade from my 6800GT to a 8800GTX and then around Feb get another 8800GTX. Do you guys think everything will fit nicely without problems?

I feel like I'm missing something.
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For $170 for a CPU i'd get a C2D... with a p35-ds3r MOBO for cheaper.
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Yeah what onlycurious said. Unless you care what brand you get, get an intel chip.

Also, i wouldnt really bother about getting SLI 8800GTXs in feb as the 9 series will probably be out then...
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Is any version of Vista DX10 compatible and which(version) would you recommend?

What C2D is equal(approximately) to an AMD x2 6000+? The E6700?
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Well yes the C2Ds are better at overclocking, but they are newer architecture. I think you should be able to get a better intel chip for the same price after the 22nd (although im not sure if newegg has the prices after the cut yet?).

Oh and yeah Vista has DX10 - any vista.
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$317.00 for the E6700 at the moment.
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$317.00 for the E6700 at the moment.
LOL it'll change by tomorrow... I'm sure by a lot too. That means the q6600 quad core is cheaper because it's $299.99 with free shipping right now. Wait til tomorrow.
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$317.00 for the E6700 at the moment.
Well the E6700 would be a fair bit faster than a 6000+, its equal is probably more something like a E6420. Remember clock speed is not everything anymore, the C2Ds are up to 30% faster and have more L2 Cache than the AMD 64 X2s.
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Which processor would you recommend buying? You can hold off until the price cut to answer, I'm not ordering for atleast a few weeks. I just like to get a heads up on things in advance.

Meat: I looked at Tomshardware just now and saw a E6700 and x2 6000+ comparison and the E6700 was slightly better overall with less power consumption.
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Which processor would you recommend buying? You an hold off until the price cut to answer, I'm not ordering for atleast a few weeks. I just like to get a heads up on things in advance.
Get the e6750, it's not out yet, it will be out tomorrow. But yes, depending on the price.
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