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Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
I'd stick with AMD and upgrade the video card.

In games you wont notice a big enough performance difference from going to Core2Duo to warrant the cash.

Put it into the video card
I think you're wrong there. The performance gain moving to Core 2 Duo is HUGE.

I moved to C2D from AMD just a few weeks ago and I am so glad I did. Games are so much smoother.

Do not, whatever you do, get an FX60. Big waste of money, even the lower end C2D's will put that thing to shame.

Upgrade to C2D
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post #12 of 34
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Well here's the predicament i'm in, my cfx3200 board just died for some stupid reason and it happend to take my opty 144 with her. So i have come up with to options:
1. Send for an RMA for my mobo and upgrade to a better cpu
either opty 180 or fx-60 which i can get for same as 180 from my friend
so it'll be around 3-400, then use the extra $$$ to save for dx10 cards
2.Upgrade to conroe (e6600) with new mobo, memory, and all that stuff
for around 850$
iw ould go with your second idea. even tho dx 10 is right around the corner. your video setup would work for a little while longer like to when they get all the bugs out of vista.
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post #13 of 34
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I think you're wrong there. The performance gain moving to Core 2 Duo is HUGE.

I moved to C2D from AMD just a few weeks ago and I am so glad I did. Games are so much smoother.

Do not, whatever you do, get an FX60. Big waste of money, even the lower end C2D's will put that thing to shame.

Upgrade to C2D
also with that amd hasn't drop its new line of cpu yet.
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post #14 of 34
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i think i'll probly end up going conroe, the only reason i will upgrade my video cards are wnen dx10 starts becoming the norm, upgrading now to a 8800 seems dumb to me, i'll probly move to dx10 around summer
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I would get the same CPU you have now if you aren't noticing any bottlenecks because it only costs $80 on newegg. Saves you money in the long run.
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post #16 of 34
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i think i'll probly end up going conroe, the only reason i will upgrade my video cards are wnen dx10 starts becoming the norm, upgrading now to a 8800 seems dumb to me, i'll probly move to dx10 around summer
thats wen i plan to. around summer time prices for the cards will be down and more to choose from.
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I would get the same CPU you have now if you aren't noticing any bottlenecks because it only costs $80 on newegg. Saves you money in the long run.
yea but, if i go conroe now i wont run into any bottlenecks later when i do go to dx10
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post #18 of 34
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I would get the same CPU you have now if you aren't noticing any bottlenecks because it only costs $80 on newegg. Saves you money in the long run.
but y not upgrade? prefect time to i think right when prices will be going down for christmas and such.
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but y not upgrade? prefect time to i think right when prices will be going down for christmas and such.
thats what i was thinking, that it was a sign to upgrade
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post #20 of 34
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i tested em both separately with an old rig
Damn, that's too bad.
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