Critique this build v. Ideas for cheaper w/o loosing much

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  1. VladTemplar

    VladTemplar New Member

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    So it works out to be about $2000 w/ shipping, but factor in the mail-in rebates and it's a little under $1900.

    Does it sound good for what it is? Am I spending too much on certain things? All opinions welcomed.
     
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    Why are you buying an AM2?
     
  3. VladTemplar

    VladTemplar New Member

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    Bang for buck? The AM2 is more powerful than a comparably priced Core 2 Duo.

    From what I've read about the Quad cores the 2 extra cores go almost completely unused which would make spending any extra for it worthless. The Core 2 Duos are more expensive than the AM2, so why not?
     
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    Core2Duo is better than all of AMD offerings now.
     
  5. VladTemplar

    VladTemplar New Member

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    Anything to back that up? From what I've heard the difference is negligible between them. Plus I can get a 3ghz 64 X2 for $100 less than a 2.4ghz Core2Duo.
     
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    Are you shitting me?
     
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    X48>X38>P35>>>>>>>> Any AMD chipset

    And why the fuck are you buying an 8800GTS? Get an 8800GT.
     
  8. Kelex

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    :ugh:
     
  9. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    The Raptor doesn't give you THAT much performance increase for the money.

    This drive benchmarks faster than just about any drive other than the Raptors for $56 shipped
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136075

    http://www23.tomshardware.com/storage.html?modelx=33&model1=580&model2=675&chart=35

    If you can hold off until Black Friday sales in a couple of weeks, you might find some

    good deals on some of that stuff. Especially hard drives, lcd monitors, maybe psu's.




    The Amd stuff is a good dollar value, but if it was me I would get the WD1600AAJS drive

    that I linked, and take the extra money and put it towards an Intel E6750 for $195 shipped
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115029

    And a Gigabyte P35 motherboard for $151 shipped -
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128067

    You could run that E6750 at 3.2ghz rock steady, with a basic fsb bump.


    And btw, the E6750 is faster than the X2 6000 at stock speeds.

    The Tech Report has most of the fastest cpu's out being benchmarked here:
    http://techreport.com/articles.x/12737/2
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    have you even used both? It is the most signifigant difference in speed between the two competitors EVER.
     
  11. Kelex

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    The Athlon 6000+ used to compete with the E6750 at the $180+ range.

    [​IMG]


    Since its getting it's ass kicked, now it's competing with the E6550 at the $160+ range.

    Stock vs stock, the 6000+ only has a slight advantage over the E6550, sometimes they are at par.
    The advantage of the E6550 is that it runs way cooler and consumes less power at this level than the 6000+.

    Overclocking,... the E6550 kicks it's ass too.
     
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    I'd say that's a healthy ass-raping by the Intel. :mamoru:
     
  13. VladTemplar

    VladTemplar New Member

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    Okay okay okay, stop yellling at me. I went back and referenced a previous thread I had and picked the recommendations Doc Brown gave.

    GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS4 Rev. 2.0 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128064

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017
    EVGA 512-P3-N806-A1 GeForce 8800GT SSC 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130302


    I assume these are a bit more akin to what you all think is best and based off the stuff you gave me probably is best.

    I dropped the case, the Seagate 500gb, and the 10k raptor. I picked up the WD 160gb that Doc Brown recommended. That's not much storage, but I plan to build a Raid 5 array for a file server so that much I'm not too worried about.

    Any other thoughts?
     
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    Dr. Smooth dazed and confused

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    read any of the reviews or articles posted in the last month regarding the 8800GT? why in the world would you get a GTS?
     
  15. VladTemplar

    VladTemplar New Member

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    Because I don't really keep up with this stuff, I just go off what people I know who work in IT tell me. I don't have time to get as involved in this stuff as I was back in high school when I followed every new article on every tech site every day.
     
  16. 0mega

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    I have the same mobo and cpu, very pleased. Don't forget to get a better heatsink. Thermalright 130 Extreme is popular.

    I will have the video card once they come back in stock.
     
  17. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Yeah, the Q6600 is a bit more, but it's in it's own league for price/performance.
    That thing bumped up to 3ghz is a freak.
     
  18. VladTemplar

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    Is 3ghz really feasible with air cooling?
     
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    [​IMG]

    I run at 3.0ghz all the time.
     
  20. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    That's only a fsb bump with that cpu.

    You would hardly noticed a temp change. Couple of degrees, maybe.

    I overclocked my E6600 to 3ghz, and the temps didn't change at all.
     
  21. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    And that's just bumping the fsb up to 334, correct?

    iow, no voltage bump at all?
     
  22. dissonance

    dissonance reset OT Supporter

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    It is $1 more to get that exact same DVD-Burner (Samsung) with LighScribe. Granted you may not use it much, but its available for just a buck more.
     
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    Voltage decrease and stable :naughty:
     
  24. VladTemplar

    VladTemplar New Member

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    Is that pretty much the hard limit?

    Also, is the following heatsink good? It had good reviews on newegg.
    ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134

    I have reservations about spending $50+ on heatsinks.
     
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    thermalright is worth the money.
     

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