1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

i need help to decide

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by The_Real_DeaL31, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. The_Real_DeaL31 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    692 (0.23/day)
    Thanks Received:
    17
    Location:
    canada
    i'm thinking about upgrading to intel 775 socket, whats the best processor and chipset that overclocks the best, and what chipset is better intel or nvidia, i'm really not concerned about the price thanks!!!
     
  2. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Messages:
    9,595 (3.33/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,200
    the intel x38 is currently the best lga775 chipset out there. nvidia's 680i sli cannot work with quads correctly (however nvidia is working on a fix) so therefore as of now, intel chipsets are a lot better then nvidia's, however this might change with the upcoming releases of the x48 chipset for intel (but this is very similiar to the x38 chipset, im not sure exactly of the difference but its not a huge one), and the 780i chipset for nvidia (theres a lot of speculation about this chip, for example, it has been speculated that the southbridge is a 680i chip and it also an amd CFX chip in order to enable crossfire X on the chipset). for now, i would recommend the gigabyte x38 dq6 here:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128068
    a flaw with this board's bios, as alerted to me by namslas90, is that the bios cannot work very well with 4 gigs of ram(especcially with a 64bit os such as vista 64bit) , however gigabyte is fixing that up. so i would definently recommend this board . however if the board is too expensive, the gigabyte p35 ds3 series or the gigabyte p35 dq6 will do a very nice job as well

    as for the cpu, i would say a q6600 g0(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128068) stepping is one of the best choices out there, however the best cpu would be: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128068
    of ocurse though i'd wait a few weeks for the new intel penryn 45nm chips to come out.
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2007
  3. The Haunted

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2007
    Messages:
    311 (0.11/day)
    Thanks Received:
    36
    For budget/overclock id recommend a e6750 and a p35 motherboard like the dfi blood iron or similar. The e6750 overclock nicely and is a lot cheeper than the e6850.
     
  4. cdawall where the hell are my stars

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Messages:
    20,691 (6.39/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,987
    Location:
    some AF base
    for on the cheap a dfi blood iron P35 board and a Q6600 G0 stepping
     
  5. kwchang007

    kwchang007 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,979 (1.31/day)
    Thanks Received:
    185
    Location:
    Severn, MD, USA.
    If price isn't an issue, go all out. Nice x38 with a yorkfield, watercooling, good ddr2 ram (ddr3 is faster, but not really worth it imo), dual 3870s....that'll be a nice system. For a more reasonable budget, q6600, p35, crucial ddr2 800mhz ram, 8800 gt or gts (g90) or hd3870.
     
  6. The_Real_DeaL31 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    692 (0.23/day)
    Thanks Received:
    17
    Location:
    canada
    i've owned a few old intels system in the past, but recently i've stock with amd, i have 3 computers 754, 939, and am2, so its a learning curve understanding intel, btw thats a nice board, also i heard dual cores are better considering quad are usless to this point in time, i was looking at this, http://www.canadacomputers.com/main.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=014822&cid=CPU.84
    or the quad core, which is better..
    http://www.canadacomputers.com/main.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=012505&cid=CPU.84
     
  7. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Messages:
    9,595 (3.33/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,200
    both are EXCELLENT chips, its up to you. many people will argue that quads are better, and many will argue that duals are better. its up to you, as you're going to be paying for and using your system.
     
  8. The_Real_DeaL31 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    692 (0.23/day)
    Thanks Received:
    17
    Location:
    canada
    im staying far away from ati thanks hehe, i've had nothing but bad luck with ati cards
     
  9. cdawall where the hell are my stars

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Messages:
    20,691 (6.39/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,987
    Location:
    some AF base
    what do you plan on doing with your rig thats the main thing when you look at getting the dual or the quad
     
  10. The_Real_DeaL31 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    692 (0.23/day)
    Thanks Received:
    17
    Location:
    canada
    ok if your saying ethier or, then whats the best mobo for sli, and o.c's well
     
  11. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Messages:
    9,595 (3.33/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,200
    exactly, someone wanted to run things like photoshop, power director, cpu intensive things like them, you're better off with the quad, however with older games which aren't optimized for multi-core systems (however many are) then you're better off sticking with dual. remember, you cannot just multiply the number of cores by the speed to get the effective power of a cpu but a quad will give me more power then a dual.
     
  12. The_Real_DeaL31 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    692 (0.23/day)
    Thanks Received:
    17
    Location:
    canada
    i wanna pick up 2 8800gt's, and have lots of head room to overclock the cpu and ram etc
     
  13. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Messages:
    9,595 (3.33/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,200
    for sli, you'd want to grab an evga 680i a1 or t1 motherboard. the a1's are on backorder so you'll most likely end up with a t1. and you're getting off with the e6850 cpu on the 680i chipset.
     
  14. The_Real_DeaL31 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    692 (0.23/day)
    Thanks Received:
    17
    Location:
    canada
  15. The_Real_DeaL31 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    692 (0.23/day)
    Thanks Received:
    17
    Location:
    canada
    i cant seem to find a x38 mobo that supports nvidia sli, it seems most of them are all crossfire, thats lame, so if i wanna go sli, i should be looking at nivdia chipset, btw is doesnt make any sense, we all know nvidia cards are faster along with intel cpu's, then why would they make intel boards that support crossfire, when intel and nvidia is the way to go
     
  16. cdawall where the hell are my stars

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Messages:
    20,691 (6.39/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,987
    Location:
    some AF base
    intels X38 "supports" sli through hacked drivers


    680i or 780i board would be your best/only bet for sli
     
  17. Hawk1 New Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    1,249 (0.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    163
    Location:
    The Big Smoke, Canada
  18. kwchang007

    kwchang007 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,979 (1.31/day)
    Thanks Received:
    185
    Location:
    Severn, MD, USA.
    Yeah you'll have to go 680i or 780i for sli. If you do go that way, get a dual as pancho said, nvidia can't really overclock Intel quads that well unless you get an extreme edition with a unlocked multi....well I think anyways.
     
  19. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Messages:
    9,595 (3.33/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,200
    not fully, the hacked drivers only work with geforce 6k & 7k 8k cores (for ex. 8800gt) wont work with the hacked drives. high end video cards tend to do better with intel cpus because they are more powerful then amd chipsets. amd's phenom cpu's bottleneck the performance of the 2900xt and the like..
     
  20. The_Real_DeaL31 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    692 (0.23/day)
    Thanks Received:
    17
    Location:
    canada
    thats friggin gay, i guess im best off sticking x38 chipset, running a single nvidia card, btw u guys havent told me what do u think of the 8800gt palit, is it any good!!!
     
  21. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Messages:
    9,595 (3.33/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,200
    damulta will know more about palit, but you shouldn't have a problem, theres not that much of a difference between video card companies.
     
  22. Hawk1 New Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    1,249 (0.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    163
    Location:
    The Big Smoke, Canada
    Seems like a decent brand (I'm sure DaMulta can attest).

    Heres a better deal on one with free shipping, if you go with it.

    Also, for an offbrand, This is a great deal (but only good till tomorrow.)
     
  23. The_Real_DeaL31 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    692 (0.23/day)
    Thanks Received:
    17
    Location:
    canada
    just my opinion intel should go back to the drawing board, and make intel mobo's, with intel chipsets that support's sli
     
  24. The_Real_DeaL31 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    692 (0.23/day)
    Thanks Received:
    17
    Location:
    canada
    i heard the 8800gt palit cooler's are one of the best there, for overclocking and produce less noise, compared to other 8800gt's, i think im gonna buy it, i'll post back and let u all know, whats scores i get etc.....
     
  25. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Messages:
    9,595 (3.33/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,200
    well intel would have to obtain rights to implement nvidia's sli into the chipsets and then spend time developing it correctly. nvidia has to work with intel to do this and intel has to pay nvidia good money for sli. so thats why currently its CF only, however i believe that intel has agreed with nvidia about obtianing rights to use sli or something..
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page