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post #11 of 20
Let's just say that it's a shame to waist such a CPU on DDR1. Who tells you that C2D is such a great performer forget telling that you need quality DDR2 and a mobo with a chipset made by nVidia, ATI or Intel.
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post #12 of 20
Thread Starter 
this is a tough decision

soc939 will become like socA non existant and ive have the rig for 1.5 years.
My socA lasted me alot longer than that.

C2D is new and have a lot of future in them compared to soc939.Plus i can upgrade slowly as i have made the initial move.

Cost
opty 165 £120 delivered

dual vsta board £40 delivered
+
E6300 £110 local store
For £30 extra extra it dosent become extinct
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post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by kaks View Post
How will ddr1 effect the core2
It just wouldn't be able to OC as much as DDR2, which just means less preformance. If you are keeping the E6300 at stock with DDR1 400 memory, you won't even be able to run the E6300 at stock speeds, it will probably run at 1.4Ghz or for OC your memory to at least get stock speeds.
    
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post #14 of 20
Just be realistic with yourself, if it's going to take you less than 6 months to buy a new motherboard, ram, PCI xpress card or whatever you need to properly use your C2D I would go for the opty and then save up for a year or so for a new system. an opty 165 @ 2.8ghz could prolly last you at least a year and a half without problems anyway.
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but a full c2d build will cost alot of money as i need a mobo ,cpu,pcie graphic card,memory.
That will cost £500+
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post #16 of 20
Just to clarify, a stock e6300 rivals a stock X2 4200...not an FX62. When overclocked to its potential, THEN it blows the competition out of the water.

Seeing as how you won't be able to overclock very much, if at all, on that combo ASrock board, I'd suggest an Opty 165. Even with an "OK" stepping, expect a minimum of 2.6ghz. Plus you have some nice DDR550, which will help a lot for FSB's
    
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is there any other better dual boards?
The dual vsta board is good @ stock but is not a good overclocker
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post #18 of 20
I would get the C2D system...Better performing and more future proof. However i do reccomend a bette Motherboard for the future when you can. However even with that motherboard its better than an Opty 165 system.
post #19 of 20
Core 2 Duo for under £400
Net Total £324.04
Carriage £5.98
V.A.T. £57.75

TOTAL £387.78

I could have even saved £20 or so with an 7600GS...
    
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post #20 of 20
OMG you got a neo2 motherboard. you need not even THINK about going w/ core2 with that sweet ass piece of hardware.

get an opty165 and overclock the crap out of it. the MSI neo2 is one of the best overclocking AGP boards there is.... i'll get you a link to study on it.

EDIT

here's that link.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...69#post1878469

and if you need any help w/ this board, i've overclocked w/ it and studied up on it. just gimme a holler.
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