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Old 05-08-2008, 09:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am debating between three parts, Q6600, 8800GT, or 22" LCD, what is the best choice?

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q6600, because your PSU might not be enough for the 8800gt (I recommend you upgrade that, or tell me if its a good one)
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it was the cheapest 500W i could find at frys, if that tells you something
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what is ur current monitor size?
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+1 for q6600.
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what is ur current monitor size?
21", but its one of those 500000000 pound CRT's
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meh, crt's are ok...id still get the q6600 =D
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That's kinda what i've been leaning towards, q6600's are sweeeeeeeeeet
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then go for it =D.
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Well, I've found the e6550's are pretty hardy little things, easily overclockable to 3.2Ghz
The thing that's bottlenecking your system atm, and it will be even more noticable if you got a q6600, is your 8600GT.
Myself, I'd upgrade to the 8800GT instead of upgrading the cpu. Though Vernong made a good point about your psu.
edit: I did a psu calculation, and your psu should be fine. (depending on how much amperage it can supply)
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