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Yes as the title says....I really glad i'm not upgrading to a new Core 2 right now, because looking at how the market is at the moment with (1st gen) Dx10 GPU's etc i'd have no idea where to start with a new build. I think my system has a lot of life in it yet, well considering i've only had it 6months it'd be dumb to change so soon lol

I think i'll wait until March or April before considering an upgrade, but it's a catch22 at the moment with such great Processors around for such little money and they are overclockers dreams to work with, the E6600 being the most fantastic value for money to date. Oh oh......dammit i hate these situations in the industry, but patience is a virtue as they say.

But what i will be doing is buying a total beasty of a machine that will overclock into the record books....watch this space lol Well beating 9.00secs in SuperPi will take some doing though lmao. But i'll damn well try!
 
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i have almost the same EXACT system as you, and im going C2D...i cant wait..i actually thought of what you are doing, but i realized that its here, now, and a e6300 with stock cooler at 2.5 owns your and my 3800+ oced to 2.8 so i am just gettin the 6300
    
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I loved my 3000+ rig much more than my C2D rig.

Dunno why. Musta been because it was my first build, but I had more "fun" on it than my C2D rig.

Go you.
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I certainly wouldn't buy a 6300 or 6400. Personally if anyone wants a kick ass system get a 6600 bare minimum in my book. I say i'm waiting.....but if i suddenly come into some major cash i'll be changing lol
 
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Honestly there is never a good time to upgrade. 3 months down the road there will always be something better. You just have to go into it knowing you're bleeding money. Computers are like cars, they suck as investments

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I certainly wouldn't buy a 6300 or 6400. Personally if anyone wants a kick ass system get a 6600 bare minimum in my book
The 6300 is the best bang for the buck right now
    
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So true Snerp, i've been in this industry for years...and have to say it's getting worse. Component shelf life is terrible these days....

6300 is a great chip but it's a cut down conroe that's why i depise it, the cost difference is like £100 between a 6300 & 6600 and that extra cache is worth it imo....
 
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what is really funny is that intel already has such a tight roadmap planned. people paying a grand for an x6800 will be kicking themselves in the ass in a few months because the price will drop so much when quad cores come out, and when AMD released K8L...

i hate the computer market =(
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E6300 + 2GB RAM > E6600 + 1GB RAM

Save money one place, spend it in another.
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
So true Snerp, i've been in this industry for years...and have to say it's getting worse. Component shelf life is terrible these days....

6300 is a great chip but it's a cut down conroe that's why i depise it, the cost difference is like sooooo small between a 6300 & 6600 and that extra cache is worth it imo....
*shrug* $180 vs $300 is a bit.
    
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Buying the ultimate CPU is not the wisest of choices lol. Personally buy something like a 6600 and spend the most bulk of your cash on GPU(s), because everyone knows that GPU matters more than CPU these days.

The times i have seen ppl with X6800's combined with a 7600GT and say "why is my 3DMark score so low?" oh how i laugh....

Prime example of a sensible person, my friend earns upwards of $90,000 a year and he's a gamer, he said he could buy the best of everything ~shrugged~ ~looked at me~ and said "why would i want to?"
 
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