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FX-62 or Core 2 X6800

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Thinking of upgrading to one of these two, considering my CPU melted into goo (long story, don't ask). Which one is better and why? What are the strong and weak points of each?

I can credit my FX-60's value to either of these, and muy Mobo for the same one (K8N 32Sli Diamond Plus)

But I figure if I upgrade the processor, I'll need to get a new Mobo and RAM as well.

If I chose the AM2 setup, I was thinking of going with:

Asus M2N32 WS Professional w/ DualDDR2 800, 7.1 Audio, Dual GB Lan, 1394, Dual PCI-E x16 SLI

If I went Intel (I feel so dirty), I was feeling of going with:

Asus P5N32-SLI Premium/WiFi-AP w/ DualDDR2 800(OC), 7.1 Audio, Dual GB Lan, WiFi-AP, Dual PCI-E x16 SLI,

What should I do? Any other suggestions?

Also for RAM, do I use:

Corsair 2GB XMS2-8500 TWIN2X Dual Channel DDR2 Kit (2 x 1GB)

or

Mushkin XP2-8000 Xtreme Performance Redline DDR2 SDRAM, 2GB Dual Pack (2 x 1GB)

Who knows, I may just get a new FX-60, but just incase I value any input you may have.

Thanks all
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post #2 of 55
X6800 is better overall

E6600 is of better value though
    
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X6800 and the P5N32-SLI Premium.
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You should avoid all Nvidia chipsets when looking at an Intel build
    
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You should go Core2 if you're doing a new build, undoubtedly. And get rid of the SLI mobo, they are terrible OC'ers and won't get you extreme speeds :-\\

Get a P5B Deluxe instead, or wait until the ASUS 680i SLI comes out... Although it's still an nForce chipset, there's always an outside chance that it will be a better oc'er and it supports Kentsfield + FSB1333.
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Go for the E6600. Even the E6300 overclocked is better than a FX-62.
    
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Well I feel I should stay with Nvidia case I have 2 7900 GTX's, Iand I was gonna use the 90 day thing to go to 8800's when they come out
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post #8 of 55
The X6800 outperforms the FX-62 by ALOT.

I would wait for the quad cores to be released in a bit, the price will drop.

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Well I feel I should stay with Nvidia case I have 2 7900 GTX's, Iand I was gonna use the 90 day thing to go to 8800's when they come out
eVGA isnt allowing that =(

And you need a 550$ PSU to run them in SLI.
http://www.pcpower.com/products/view...hp?show=T1KWSR This one to be exact. (Only PSU on the market that can run G80s in SLI, unless a new one came out in the past week..)
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Stepping up to G80 is a no go from EVGA

To rephrase: You can't step up
    
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post #10 of 55
Blimey, you must have one heck of a budget.

X6800 for sure. Kicks the FX-62 in every test there is.
Corsair RAM over the mushkin in my opinion - most will disagree because of bad experiences with support and RMA... but it is faster in this case.

Are you open to other suggestions concerning RAM?
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