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Hi all,

I have a home server at the minute, but its nearly 7 years old. I'm talking about the CPU only, the others are all new.

So the current CPU is an E6400 but since it's LGA775 its not compatible with new chips. I currently use this home server to store movies and tv shows and stream it to my media devices, as well as hosting a Minecraft server for 6 people.

However I would like to host a 10 person CS:GO server on that PC as well, and the current system is struggling to even encode 720p files.

The specifications below is about the computer that I'm talking about.

CPU: E6400
MOBO: Asus P5QL Pro
RAM: Kingston DDR2 800Mhz 4GB x2
GPU: NVIDIA Colorful 9800GT
Storage: 1.5TB WD Green 5400RPM
Case: Antec One S


Any possible suggestions of a new CPU?
Edited by Lailainoob - 9/8/12 at 7:59am
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Q9650
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Quote:
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Q9650


The Q9650 is more expensive than the QX9650 should I get the QX9650 instead?
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Sure..the QX version has an unlocked multiplier smile.gif
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post #5 of 24
how much you got to spend?
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post #6 of 24
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I'd say 500USD.
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post #7 of 24
That's a different story then...with $500 you're better off buying a whole new platform.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1049921
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231558

That's $423, and you get to sell your current CPU/MB/RAM/GPU.
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post #8 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lailainoob View Post

I'd say 500USD.

lachen.gif sorry, but that is an insane amount. no more then $100 for a c2q, no more. the deal above looks good
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Originally Posted by jrl1357 View Post

lachen.gif sorry, but that is an insane amount. no more then $100 for a c2q, no more. the deal above looks good

There's a Q12X aka i7 2600k ES and its approximately 160 USD, should I get that instead? Also, the gigabyte motherboard that you chose is significantly more expensive than the ASRock EX4, and theres like no difference between the gigabyte and the ASRock.
Edited by Lailainoob - 9/9/12 at 8:21pm
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post #10 of 24
Yeah, that 2600k is a great deal. Much, much, faster, and wwwaayyy cheaper.
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