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Which one? Watercooling or Core Duo 2 and accepting motherboard?


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Mitesh

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Ok need some help here.
Budget:£320
So watercooling for the Powercolor X1900 XT and the Northbridge or new Core Duo 2 and motherboard keeping in mind that the mobo costs min:£150 so max for proccessor means £160 (keeping in mind of the shipping costs).
Or watercooling the X1900 XT and Northbridge? (I just spent £35 on a new heatsink for the CPU the Zalman CNPS9500-AT so no point in watercooling that it never goes above 43 C anymay now so no point)
Also would like some case fans as I plan a small mod to allow more airflow over RAM and the Red heatsink part on the X1900 XT.
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There's a few pre order prices around at the moment...
I've seen:
" The cheapest Core 2 DUO E6300 at 1.86GHz, uses a 1066 FSB and comes in a retail pack for £158.57 incl. VAT."
"Core 2 DUO E6400 that that works at 2.13GHz with a FSB of 1066MHz. It costs £193.82 including VAT"
"Core 2 DUO E6600 works at 2.4GHz and has 1066 FSB but this chap has 4MB of cache memory. It is listed for £264.32 including VAT."
"Core 2 DUO E6700 works at 2.67GHz and uses 1066MHZ FSB and comes in a retail box for £440.57 including VAT"
"Core 2 DUO Extreme Edition X6800 works at 2.93GHz and has 4MB cache memory, uses LGA775 socket and a retail price of a saucy £810.69 including VAT."

If your mobo costs are £150, and you are left with £160, your kinda limit to the e6300.
But then again i saw warriorscot post some prices a little bit cheaper than these yesterday.
But i'm sure these would drop on release.

edit: keeping inmind u need 965X or 975X, intel's just started showing 965X on there web site

Edited by sarahw, 24 June 2006 - 09:16 PM.

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That does not answer the question Sarah.......... yes I know the prices however which one watercooling upgrade or save?

In all truth the X1900 XT heats up my room no need for a radiator thats how hot it gets, its crashed out on me once (blue screen of death with error message) however i must stress this was once with all the windows closed therefore the room became similar to an microwave :whistling:
And the northbridge does get pretty warm.

Or I could save, also if I did upgrade would my current CPU heatsink work with the new Conroe and mobo? (See my signature for the heatsink)????
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watercooling for the Powercolor X1900 XT and the Northbridge or new Core Duo 2 and motherboard

I posted the list of prices to give a general idea of what you would be upgrading to....
If you feel comfortable with replacing a 3 gig processor with a core 2 duo at 1.86 and the same 2mb cache, that would be in your price range, then do it.
I don't want to tell you how to spend YOUR money.
If it was my pocket, I would save for something better...

Edited by sarahw, 25 June 2006 - 08:03 PM.

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