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post #21 of 35
Plus that Core 2 Quad that comes out in a month will be close to $1,000... they're only releasing the high-end monster, which will replace the X6800
    
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post #22 of 35
Here you go dood, Geil C5, or Geil C4, Abit 590(this mobo is 10 bucks more than Asus 570, have not really read any reviews about this tho), and the Foxconn 590 (which all the 590 chipset reviews are based on mostly), and your CPU (they have some combo deal at newegg for the active cpu cooler if you feel like getting nuts with the overclock.) Lil over 600 but not too much.
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post #23 of 35
For that price, you can get Core 2 Duo, which will beat that AM2 rig handily.

Your cheapest combination is $565.29 (Geil C5, Abit, X2 3800+)

My Core 2 Duo picks:

MoBo: GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express $117.99
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz LGA 775 $180.00
RAM: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) $249.99

Total: $547.98 + $7.71 shipping = $555.69
    
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post #24 of 35
Nooo don't give in to Intel! Are you going to be using SLi or Crossfire at all?
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post #25 of 35
Hahahaah

Which section of the forum are we in again?
    
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post #26 of 35
If you are happy with the performance with your current rig I'd just upgrade the monitor as you can always use that on a new system if you intend to upgrade down the road. Going with AM2 or Core 2 is going to cost a little more right now because of the increase in price of ddr2 ram. Better off just buying parts that will be compatible with newer hardware down the road.
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post #27 of 35
There is no price difference between DDR and comparible DDR2 RAM.
    
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post #28 of 35
Actually ddr2 seems to be a little bit more money up here in Canada, anyways ram in general is at a high point this quarter and probably won't go down till around spring/summer of next year.
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post #29 of 35
With that I agree.

But you should compare apples to apples. Thus, DDR 400 should be compared with DDR2 533 (DDR 400 runs 1:1 with CPUs that have an FSB of 800, while DDR2 533 runs 1:1 with CPUs that have an FSB of 266, like Core 2 Duo), and DDR 500 with DDR2 800 (both always purchased with overclocking in mind)
    
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post #30 of 35
After getting my two new monitors, the ones in my sig, I will upgrade prioritize monitors above other things from here on out. Monitors are just so crucial, why have a super awesome computer and run it on crappy monitorl
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