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sence the release of the G80 i'v been looking into getting a new system, the only thing i want a cpu that can handle the G80. i'v narrowed it down to the core 2 E6300, E6600, or the new AM2 dual core opterons. i'm not sure how muhc money i'll have to work with, but if i can get the same performance out of the lowend chips by overclocking then i'll do that. i think the thing thats bugging me is the L2 on these. the 2mb on the E6300, or the 4mb on the E6600. do i need 4 or will 2 do fine?
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sence the release of the G80 i'v been looking into getting a new system, the only thing i want a cpu that can handle the G80. i'v narrowed it down to the core 2 E6300, E6600, or the new AM2 dual core opterons. i'm not sure how muhc money i'll have to work with, but if i can get the same performance out of the lowend chips by overclocking then i'll do that. i think the thing thats bugging me is the L2 on these. the 2mb on the E6300, or the 4mb on the E6600. do i need 4 or will 2 do fine?
Definitaly go with the core 2. If you have the money go with the E6600, but if you're trying to save the money go for the 6300. It's very overclockable with some good ram, and then you won't feel so bad when you get the 8800gtx.
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i know this isnt the right place in the forum to be asking, but how is the AM2 opterons compared to the core 2's
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i know this isnt the right place in the forum to be asking, but how is the AM2 opterons compared to the core 2's
I'm pretty sure they AM2 gets smashed, just like my socket 939 does. Too bad cuz i like my computer.
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The Opterons are no more than X2s that are made of higher quality silicon (ie better OCing, more stable).
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Yea. Better silicon since its cut from the center of the wafer. AMD rigs are cheap right now though so if you're on a budget, its a great way to get some cheap speed.
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i hope this isnt true, but its seeming like it may be a while before AMD has a cpu that can compare to intel in the bang for buck class... im not a fanboy, and im not knocking either side. amd has some great cpu's and im sure they are working on something. but for the money, its very very hard to beat a e6300.
    
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A Core 2 Duo E6600 overclocked to 3.0ghz. That should be plenty for the G80.

Except, get a Tuniq Tower 120 from coolerguys while you can. That type of cooler you have is not as good as the TT120. Or a TT BT.
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but wat about the L2. will there be a big performance hit if i get the 2mb one ocmpared to the 4mb one?
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This may be a stupid question, and I am definitely a newb, but why are you looking at a E6300 and a E6600 and not considering a relatively cheap E6400...

Is it not as good at overclocking or something? Anyone want to shed some light?
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