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DaMulta

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131047R
Open Box: ASUS P5W64 WS Professional Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 975X ATX Server Motherboard - OEM $190.99



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117102
Intel Xeon 3040 Conroe 1.86GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
$200.99

OR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115005
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail $181.00

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135024
ECS KA3 MVP (V1.0A) Socket AM2 AMD 580X CrossFire ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $124.99


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103759
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail $200.99
OR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819105149
AMD Opteron 1212 HE Santa Ana 2.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - OEM $219.00



I just don't know what too do wait another month or buy now. I do want 3x PCI-Express slots just because of physics support if I wanted it in the future. But I guess I could do without them at the same time. I backed out of buying at the beginning of January and I'm kinda happy I did and not so.


What do you guys think of the above?
 

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If I were you, I'd go with the Intel rig and the E6300 right now. Will give you better performance compared to the others.
 

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I would go with the Xeon. You're already paying so much, you might as well spend the extra $20 and I bet it would overclock great.
 

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The E6300 is a proven over clocker, the Xeon on the other hand, haven't heard much about, in terms of OC'ing. I would pick the one that is known to OC, if that's what it will be used for.
 

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I'm wondering if its the same chip with a different name.

Would those 2 AMD chips be faster?

I guess I need to look up reviews.......
 

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My thoughts would be no. Not this current generation, unless you want to wait for AMD to release their answer to Core2, the K10, which is still a while away.
 

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Yea but its a low end Intel Vs High end AMD
 

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Well yeah, and it means you can upgrade your low end Intel to something a little higher down the track without upgrading your MB.
 

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The E6300 is a proven over clocker, the Xeon on the other hand, haven't heard much about, in terms of OC'ing. I would pick the one that is known to OC, if that's what it will be used for.
They're the same processor, only the Xeons are supposedly more stable/higher quality. The only thing that might be different could be the stepping which would come down to luck if he got a 6300 anyway. So if the 6300 overclocks well then the Xeon, in theory, could be better because Intel claims it is higher quality. While I know this doesn't always hold true, for an extra $20 on a several hundred dollar computer isn't it worth a try?
 

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U can a 6300 oc to 6700 speeds right?

The xeon seems the way to go, but I'm going to look into it more.
 
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I think you should just wait till June, which is when the C2D's and AM2's will be uber low priced, along with a lot of other hardware, and just get a core 2 duo e6400 with a decent dfi or asus board, 2gigs of ram, and dual sata 3gb/s hdd's and raid-0 them.. :D