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post #11 of 21
Slight correction:

The E6400 (Allandale) has 2MB shared cache. However, it overclocks like mad, and outperforms anything AMD has to offer when it's overclocked (yes, including FX-62 and such things, even when yuo overclock those).

The E6600/E6700 (Conroe) have 4MB shared cache, but cost significantly more.
    
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post #12 of 21
I have to say thats a nice build there Chozart however i would reccomend you wait atleast another month as new Technology is on its way which you can afford.
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what is the new technology? cpu?
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post #14 of 21
Well not only CPU such as Quad core kentsfield ( Not needed really but nice future investment ) but also DX10 cards. Much better graphics for games in other words.
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oh yeah i was looking foward to that. they are vista exclusive or something arnt they, so ive herd :S??
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oh yeah i was looking foward to that. they are vista exclusive or something arnt they, so ive herd :S??
DX10 games will only work with Vista yes. However a DX10 card will work fine in XP but will only play DX9 games and not DX10 games due to the API difference.
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oh i see. but due to it being dx10 performance will be much better on dx9 games also?

god its late. im going to bed lol
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oh i see. but due to it being dx10 performance will be much better on dx9 games also?

god its late. im going to bed lol
No ther performace is limited to the DX9 coding. The games wont look any better apart from the USE of SM3. There wont be many advantages for DX9 using DX10 cards.
post #19 of 21
I got a few comments
1. Aircool it cheaper.
2. Don't sli or crossfire. Your eye can only see 30 fps so why waste money on fps?
3.Cable magenment is all up to you.
6. Get Rig with DDR2 memory (Intel's core duo 2 is the fastest right now)
7. Raid your hard drives
8. Stick with Xp until vista is out and maybe if they change the liscening it than buy vista.
9.enterprise1701 aren't making 9xL so that you can play DX10 games in xp?
    
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post #20 of 21
Josh, for you it's actually good that you won't be upping now. A lot of changes indeed.
Speculation that a DX9 upgrade will support many of the DX10 attributes.
Currently Conroe is the best way to go but who knows wht AMD will pull off by then!
    
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