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will the amd quad cores be compatible with existing am2 motherboards? I honestly believe the kid will be better off with an AMD but I can't delay a sale to wait for quad cores. So I'll use an fx-62 in the meantime and upgrade wehn it comes out. However if the current mobos dont support quads then ill get the x6800 then switch the mobo and CPU when it comes out

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does anyone have any idea when those amd quad cores come out?
unfortunately the quad cores' performance benchmarks have put it just below the E6700's in gaming related tests... depends what he wants this PC for... if he's doing design and editing then he'll be set with a quad core, if he's gaming... the X6800 may be the way to go

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unfortunately the quad cores' performance benchmarks have put it just below the E6700's in gaming related tests... depends what he wants this PC for... if he's doing design and editing then he'll be set with a quad core, if he's gaming... the X6800 may be the way to go
The quad cores are overclockable to 3.2ghz just by upping FSB on air cooling according the the reviews. Which would put it above the x6800 even in a single core envirnment.

And in 6 months when the Quad core games come out this will be quite abit faster than the x6800 even at stock.

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ok, he wants it for gaming so if the x6800 is better for that, ill go for it. He also wants me to overclock his system but i have no experience overclocking with intels. Is it much different than an AMD?

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honestly if a kid is paying you 5500 to build a computer i think somebody is riding the white pony.

and don't get an fx-62, just get an c2d proc because they'll perform better. or else use your head and buy a s939 board w/ an opteron proc, overclock it massively, put watercooling in it and then still charge him the 5500 bucks.

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The quad cores are overclockable to 3.2ghz just by upping FSB on air cooling according the the reviews. Which would put it above the x6800 even in a single core envirnment.
Of this i was not aware. i was going by stock comparisons. quadcore it is then!

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ok, he wants it for gaming so if the x6800 is better for that, ill go for it. He also wants me to overclock his system but i have no experience overclocking with intels. Is it much different than an AMD?
they're easy as pie. same way, just jack up the FSB a lot. Intel's <3 FSB w/ looser timings.

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ok thats it i'll let you guys duke it out. I really appreciate all the comments, im actually learning lots of little things ive been wondering about and its really helpful. Im just going to listen to your arguments and make my mind up from that.

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honestly if a kid is paying you 5500 to build a computer i think somebody is riding the white pony.

and don't get an fx-62, just get an c2d proc because they'll perform better. or else use your head and buy a s939 board w/ an opteron proc, overclock it massively, put watercooling in it and then still charge him the 5500 bucks.
I'm not going to screw this kid over with a 939. At the very least least ill get him an am2 or c2d. However much i like your idea, i can't do that in clear conscience.

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Buy my rig (and a few LITE-ON CD-DVD Drives) and you'll have a few hundred bucks to spare.
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