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Deciding between 5600+ & E6850 setups


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Y2KGTP

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Ok....I am configuring these 2 from computerlx.com. ascendtech.us site kept changing around the upgrade pricing for items, and the cost to
upgrade individual components was too high for my taste.

The AMD setup is 351$ Shipped, and the Intel is 446$. Regardless of the setup, I will be ordering from a different shop a 8800GT Video Card
unless computerlx.com can get close to the 180$ mark as the average price I can find.

Both setups should be 'about' the same performance out of the box, but the Intel has the capacity of overclocking much more than the AMD
from what I am reading. I don't see a need to Overclock now, but might give some performance increase for the future if needed by adding
a better CPU cooler setup.

For the AMD setup, I am picking the 5600+ over the 6000+ as the Thermal requirement is about 1/2 of the 6000+ @ 65W vs 125W

I think most people would push toward the Intel setup for the extra 95$...I think just putting this all 'down on paper' helps me decide as well.....


Both setups have the same case.....which I think is quite nice over the standard beige boring one most places give you.

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AMD 5600+ MIKE SERIES
# AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 5600+* (2.8GHz) AM2 SYS
# AMD SOCKET AM2 STANDARD COOLING FAN
# Asus M2V-MX SE Socket AM2/ VIA K8M890/ DDR2/ PCIE/ A&V&L/ MATX Motherboard
# SUPER TALENT 2GB DDR-2 800MHZ PC-6400 (2X 1GB)
# Western Digital WD1600JS 160GB SATA2 7200rpm 8MB Hard Drive (DAILY SPECIAL)
# SAMSUNG/LITEON 20X DVD-RW DUAL LAYER W/LIGHTSCRIBE (PROMO ITEM)
# ONBOARD DELTA CHROME 256MB VIDEO
# 6-CHANNEL DIGITAL SOUND ONBOARD
# 10/100 ETHERNET ONBOARD
# BCC VOYAGER MID-TOWER ATX
# OKIA A-POWER 500 WATT ATX POWER SUPPLY
# FED-EX GROUND SHIPPING "INCLUDED $25" (1-7 BUSINESS DAYS)


# Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6850 3GHz 1333MHz 4MB LGA775 CPU
# INTEL STANDARD PROCESSOR COOLING FAN
# ASRock ConRoe1333-D667 R1.0 Core 2 Duo/ 945GC/ DDR2/ A&V&L/ MATX
# SUPER TALENT 2GB DDR-2 800MHZ PC-6400 (2X 1GB)
# Western Digital WD1600JS 160GB SATA2 7200rpm 8MB Hard Drive (DAILY SPECIAL)
# SAMSUNG/LITEON 20X DVD-RW DUAL LAYER W/LIGHTSCRIBE (PROMO ITEM)
# INTEL 224MB ONBOARD VIDEO
# 6-CHANNEL DIGITAL SOUND ONBOARD
# 10/100 ETHERNET ONBOARD
# BCC VOYAGER MID-TOWER ATX
# OKIA A-POWER 500 WATT ATX POWER SUPPLY
# FED-EX GROUND SHIPPING "INCLUDED $25" (1-7 BUSINESS DAYS)
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If you don't mind spending a bit more, the Intel set-up is the way to go. The E6850 performs better than the 5600+. Here's a site with benchmarks.

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Hard numbers hard to ignore....

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Of course the shop emails me back, stating the 500W power supply will not support a 8800GT card that I want, so waiting for
the 'recommended' power supply....

Here goes my budget :) D
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They are recommending me a 600W Roswell PS for 70$.....seems a little overkill for my needs.......does anyone think a 500W not up to the job? I'm not going to play games for hours on end, just now and then.
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500W should be enough for 8800GT, you should note that its not just the watts you need, you also need to have the right amount (or more) of amps in the +12V rail of the power supply.

The recommended requirement is a minimum of a 400 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 22 Amp Amps.)

If it was me, I wouldn't trust either of those power supplies and get a better quality one like PC Power & Cooling, Silverstone, Corsair, etc... Don't risk your system and get a better power supply.

If you're tight in budget, get this Corsair 450W instead.

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