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Okay I just got a call that UPS will be needin my signature when they deliver the Antec 200mm fans today. I somehow ended up with 4 of these bad boys LOL. S I can stick my hand up in the case at least 3 more times...

I am very impressed still with this X2 3800 s939. Pulling over 7K in 3DMark06 is proof enough that this is a potent combo. Considering the 7800GTs could be upgraded quite a bit this little Engine that Could might be capable of breaking 10K...

Now having just spent weeks and thousands building a Phase-Chilled Conroe that only pulls a little over 8K with $600 worth of GFX cards and is overclocked should put to rest the hype about Conroe.

My advice to those of use with s939 rigs feeling the pressure to jump on the Banmdwagon and get a C2D. For a third of the price you can equal the performance--and get a custom rig out of the deal too.

I have not completely tallied what Velocitor cost to build, but it about 1/3 what ICE cost. Eliminate the Phase and maybe it might be 1/2 the cost.

Something to think about.

So when the replacement 200mm fan arrives I will once again tear into V and put this monster back online. And give ICE a run for the money....
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I think it's more the X1950's that hold you down than the Core 2 Duo... X1900XT's would have gotten you close to 12k in 3DMark06.

11830 3DMark06 with an E6600 at 3.56GHz and Crossfire X1900's 680 core / 778 mem (not that spectacular an overclock).

Granted, the difference with a socket 939 dual core rig isn't *that* much. 10098 3DMark06 with an Opteron 170 at 2.876GHz and the same X1900's. The Core 2 Duo gives a 17% increase.

Also, the Core 2 Duo is an insane folder
    
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As are we!

I appreciate the insight. Just gotta give the COnroe boys a poke once in a while...even though I am one.

The Fans arrived. So I know what I could be doing. But with my son home in an hour I will wait until after 7pm when it gets a little less hectic here...
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Bottom line is... if you want good performance, and you have socket 939 underpinnings, an dual core Opty or X2 is a nice, inexpensive upgrade. If you start with a blank sheet, then core 2 duo will deliver better performance. The combination of CPU/MoBo/RAM does not differ *that* much in price, where socket 939 is likely about $75-$100 cheaper in total.

You got good enough protectors to avoid little fingers in big fans?
    
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Look at my pretty pictures I just posted on the ICE thread linked in my sig...it'll take your mind off benchmarks alltogether...LOL

Looking forward to tearing apart my lovingly pieced together rig (not)

Now I wish I had added a drain...
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Just looked... Need a drain also, but not for my rig. For myself! *drool*
    
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I still have the "Strut" shots when she's all lit up and working the Boulevard...coming soon. Velocitor is getting jealous...
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She's a glamour girl
    
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Big boned...with a flat ass--but packs a real punch...LOL
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I hope she can satisfy your need for speed

PS: how come images of the movie "Taxi" suddenly flashed by with your last comment
    
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