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HamburgrHelpr08

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I have an Amd 3800x2 OC to 2.5 right now.
And its time for a new comp.
So i got the graphics card and all that jazz settled i just cannot decide on what CPU and MOBO to get.
Here are two possible combos i am looking at. What do you guys suggest. I do mostly gaming and the usual. I dont wanna spend over $350.
AMD
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157134
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103273
INTEL
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813188026
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115017


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I have an Amd 3800x2 OC to 2.5 right now.
And its time for a new comp.
So i got the graphics card and all that jazz settled i just cannot decide on what CPU and MOBO to get.
Here are two possible combos i am looking at. What do you guys suggest. I do mostly gaming and the usual. I dont wanna spend over $350.
AMD
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157134
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103273
INTEL
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813188026
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115017


Thanks.



IMO I would go for the Intel setup. The q6600 is a fantastic CPU and it will OC like a beast and I have one. You might be able to get a little bit better mobo for the same price if you looked some more. Are you sure that you really need SLI, as I know for those boards now it really is not much more if any to go ahead and get one.

You cannot beat the architecture of the q6600. I know that some will probably argue but the core2quad /core2 architecture is better than the amd phenom's.


I know you said you already picked out all the other parts but do you mind listing what else you bought are thinking about buying?

What kind of ram and video card, PSU etc do you have picked out?
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OK thanks. I am getting this junk. lol
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130339
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817159072
X2 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227298
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835118019
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820220342
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151171
i got a case and other [bleep] laying around.
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This looks nice.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128358
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Do you really need the Patriot Internal Solid state disk?

You do know if you want 8gb of ram you will need a 64bit operating system.

The gigabyte mobo you posted overall is better and cheaper but the 1 drawback is that if you ever decided to run SLI the second pci express slot only runs at 8x. Great mobo if you run non SLI.



**EDIT on the power supply***

you will never really need that big of a power supply unless you ran lets say 2 gtx280's with a lot of extra addons lights fans many hd's etc.. or 3 slower video cards in tri sli.

The price for it is good so it wouldn't hurt to keep it.

Edited by jrm20, 01 January 2009 - 09:26 PM.

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I may want to run SLI later on so maybe i get the EVGA board.
Ya Solid state is awesome dude. hella fast. ya ill be running vista 64
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I may want to run SLI later on so maybe i get the EVGA board.
Ya Solid state is awesome dude. hella fast. ya ill be running vista 64



Alright stick to the original mobo then for your budget. :)
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Thanks so much man. did all the other parts look good to you?
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Thanks so much man. did all the other parts look good to you?



Everything is fine, good build. The 9800gtx is a good choice for now as sooner or later a new series of cards will be coming out to take the place of the gtx260 and gtx280. Then the prices of those will go down also. If you want the best video card right now the gtx280 or the ati 4870x2 is what you want but I think the 9800gtx will be fine for you as the others I listed are very expensive.

Keep what you have and sooner or later all cards will drop in price.
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