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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by i_am_mustang_man, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. i_am_mustang_man New Member

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    There are some rebates there too

    basically one has a cf board with an am2 x2 3600+, while the other has a single pci-e slot w/ e6300.

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    ASRock ALiveXFire-eSATA2 Socket AM2 ATI CrossFire Radeon Xpress 1600 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
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    SAMSUNG 18X DVD�R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write, LightScribe Technology Black SATA Model SH-S183L - OEM
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    CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820145590
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    $200.99
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    EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
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    * AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADO3600DDBOX - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819103046
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    * Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    Item #: N82E16822148140
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    * COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RP-650-PCAR ATX from factor 12V V2.01 650W Power Supply - Retail
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    * COOLER MASTER Centurion 532 RC-532-SKN1 Black Aluminum bezel, SECC chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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    SAMSUNG 18X DVD�R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write, LightScribe Technology Black SATA Model SH-S183L - OEM
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    CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820145590
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    $40.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $200.99
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    EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
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    * Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6300 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819115005
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    * BIOSTAR TForce965PT LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813138037
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    -$5.00 Combo
    $287.99
    $282.99
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    * COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RP-650-PCAR ATX from factor 12V V2.01 650W Power Supply - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817171014
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    * COOLER MASTER Centurion 532 RC-532-SKN1 Black Aluminum bezel, SECC chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811119094
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    -$35.00 Combo
    -$10.00 Instant
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $159.98
    $114.98
    Grand Total: $1,210.94
     
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    Go for the C2D setup, whats the point of having a CF mobo setup when your using an nVIDIA card??? That E6300 will eat that X2 3600+ for breakfast m8 ;)

    PS: tbh m8, if you could stretch your budget to allow you to get the E6600 it would be great because both of those CPU's (the E6300 being the better one) will have a hard time keeping up with that 8800GTX :(
     
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    I would also go with the intel system but get the e6400. I have that board and its basicly tops out at 505fsb so having the multiplier 8X instead of the 7X you would get 4ghz not 3.5.That should be nice@4ghz and a 8800gtx.

    just my 2cents
     
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    I'd say Core 2 Duo too - from what I've read, it outperforms nearly all offerings from AMD and is better value for money at the moment. Don't know about which motherboard to go with - you could always wait a couple of months and see what ATI has to offer in terms of DX10, but then again, if you work using that principle you'll always be waiting for the next big thing.

    BTW, I can't see a hard drive listed under the second build - are you going with the Seagate for both, or have I just missed something? I would personally recommend Western Digital, but it's always best to stick to whatever you have found most reliable.
     
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    i'm trying to spec out a few really sweet gaming PCs for 1600x1200 gaming, so the cpu hold up wont' be too much. i think i would rather get the c2d also, and get the e6600 when the money comes around. i was pretty surprised how price comparitive the two machines are.

    i bet i could get 900~$ for my current machine, minus a few of the hdd's (cuz i don't want to transfer all that shit)

    and myabe sell my 3200+ for 70$, and my x800gto2 (pimp ocer) for 80$. hrmmm, this could be pretty pimp afterall. is the ram fast enough for c2d, cuz i know i would mos def oc the shit out of that thing
     
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    damnit. i did forget a hdd, i don't know how tho, but ohwell. so add another 90. shit, that's 1300 vs 1200 now. oh well, the upgradeability is worth it i guess
     
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    Small upgrades are normally more cost efficient that a whole new system. Salvage what you can, and if anything would cause a bottleneck/ be incompatible with the new system for any reason should be sold on Ebay or via TPU's Buy/Sell/Giveaway section. If your hard drives are already 7,200 rpm they'll be fine, your Antec 500W should be able to power a new C2D system with an 8800GTX, and I'd stick to the same case assuming that it isn't too ugly/ worn out.

    Obviously the motherboard and CPU will need to go, which you could sell off as a bundle, and as you say, the X800 should fetch a little bit. How much DVD burning do you really do? I doubt a new DVD burner would give that much of a benefit. Obviously it's nice to start from scratch sometime, but bits and pieces of your system look ok (it's better than mine after all).
     
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    oh, i know that it's a better deal, but i'm thinking a little project might be nice. i could sell my cpu/mobo/ram for a fair bit, plus my extra cpu, and my 7900gto and x800gto2 for a fair bit too. hmm, we'll see
     
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    the E6400 has the 2mb L2 cache like the E6300, so the E6600 would be the best one to go for (price Vs performance) because it has the 4mb L2 cache and overclocks like a dream ;)

    The E6400 is a total waste of money IMHO :)
     

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