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Originally Posted by madmanmarz View Post
Well that's fantastic. I really bet that e2140's p35s and 8800gts are in quite a demand.

Seriously though did I ever mention selling the whole system and building a new one? Dont know if you realized it but setting up the computer takes time, and motherboards and ram cost money too. She lives far away and I have to guide her with this crap over the phone.

I'm an AMD fanboy but sheesh bud. This is the ******* INTEL section.

Anyway a q6600+6850 = $250
A e5700+6790 = $200
A 6770 = ~$100

x4+decent motherboard+ram+6850 = 115+100+40+150 = 405 not to mention a decent cooler if I want to overclock.
LOL, chill out.

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I'M NOT GETTING HER A NEW ******* SYSTEM GOD DAMMIT STAY ON TOPIC
Now I know why you put mad in your username. U mad, bro?

All joking aside, the OP had stated several times he was not interested in a new build, only a ~$250 upgrade.
post #23 of 34
I pulled this off the web - http://www.systemrequirements.in/sys...-v-skyrim.html

Recommended System Requirements

* OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
* CPU: Core 2 Quad 3 GHz
* RAM: 3 GB
* HDD: 15 GB free disk space
* Graphics: 512 MB Graphics Memory
* Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
* DirectX: Version 9.0c

Supported Graphics Cards:

Minimum – 8800 GT
Recommanded – Geforce GTX 460/Radeon 5850

Ebay has lots of q6600/6700's for sale.
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Sorry OP. Don't get so heated. Take a look here, you can get good deals on cards on Evga bulk stock.
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I pulled this off the web - http://www.systemrequirements.in/sys...-v-skyrim.html

Recommended System Requirements

* OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
* CPU: Core 2 Quad 3 GHz
* RAM: 3 GB
* HDD: 15 GB free disk space
* Graphics: 512 MB Graphics Memory
* Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
* DirectX: Version 9.0c

Supported Graphics Cards:

Minimum – 8800 GT
Recommanded – Geforce GTX 460/Radeon 5850

Ebay has lots of q6600/6700's for sale.
Notice they spelled "recommanded" wrong. Anyway it's not the official requirements, that's someone's assumption. They were supposed to release the official requirements last week and did not.

Sorry brahs I'm just super hung over. Just trying to stay on topic since this is a simple cpu upgrade discussion and I don't want it to turn into a new amd rig vs 2500k rig thread.

I'm starting to consider a cheaper q series quad though since it will run cooler, even though the mutli will be limiting with the OC. Are there any alternatives to the q6600 around the same price with the same multi (I doubt it since the higher FSB would also = higher frequencies).
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Sorry OP. Don't get so heated. Take a look here, you can get good deals on cards on Evga bulk stock.
how do I jump on thissss???
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how do I jump on thissss???
Right here

http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.asp?switch=20

Always watch that. You can get awesome deals sometimes.
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post #28 of 34
All you need is a newer graphics card. Like a 460 1GB for example.
    
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Now I know why you put mad in your username. U mad, bro?

All joking aside, the OP had stated several times he was not interested in a new build, only a ~$250 upgrade.
Yes

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Originally Posted by Hambone07si View Post
Right here

http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.asp?switch=20

Always watch that. You can get awesome deals sometimes.
Ah just realized it's not the 1gb version which goes for that price anyway and that the 470 goes for 200 as well. Still thanks for the link and I will def. keep an eye on it.

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All you need is a newer graphics card. Like a 460 1GB for example.
I have been considering this route as well but that little 2140 has been overclocked for quite a while. Maybe we'll just get a new card and if that's not good enough THEN upgrade the CPU.

AGHHH so many choices!!!
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post #30 of 34
e2140 is super slow as of 2011, it was a good cpu back in 09. Only 1MB of leve1 2 and 65nm

at least get a e7200 or something with the 460. They overclock to 3.8 pretty easily.

The e7200 is on par with the Athlon II 250.
Edited by dlee7283 - 10/22/11 at 10:54am
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