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I was thinking about selling both my processor and motherboard and then throwing in a little extra cash and getting a Core 2 Duo.

I'd be selling a:
ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe WiFI
AM2 AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ (I've OC'd this processor as high as 3.05Ghz on a CCBYF stepping) I run it at 2.8Ghz most of the time.

And buying:
ASUS P5B Deluxe WiFi
Intel C2D E660 2.4Ghz 4MB Shared L2 LGA 775 OEM

What do you guys think? I would hope to get at least $300 for my AM2 stuff. That would leave ~$172 for me to cover which is not a big deal. Or would you guys suggest an E6400 or E6300 instead?

Is it worth it? Should I wait for something else? I was also thinking of just upgrading to a 8800GTX. Not sure which way to go. Need advice. Thanks.
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post #2 of 14
Get the regular P5B Deluxe (no WiFi) it's a better overclocker
You could also try the Asus 650i mobo (or get an eVGA or Biostar 680i and an E6400)
    
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Intel Bad Axe 2 and Abit AW9-D MAX are also options to consider
    
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post #4 of 14
Cwell! I never thought you'd go over.. I'd go with the regular p5B also though. Should be an easy transistion for you since you're already running DDR2.
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post #5 of 14
A mild overclock on the E6400 (2.88 ghz) puts it on the same level as the X6800 BTW
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zytek_Fan View Post
Get the regular P5B Deluxe (no WiFi) it's a better overclocker
You could also try the Asus 650i mobo (or get an eVGA or Biostar 680i and an E6400)
Mikey had both and said that there is no difference. I have the WiFi and I got a stable 510mhz FSB.

I'd keep your current computer. If you're upgrading for the sake of upgrading, then don't do it.
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post #7 of 14
Not the regular P5B, also known as the Vanilla, I'd get the P5B-Deluxe P965 Motherboard, without WiFi. Also, that E6600 will overclock to 3.8GHz on Good Water.

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post #8 of 14
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I'm just weighing my options beret lol! Nothing in stone yet. I wanted to get opinions from everyone though.
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post #9 of 14
If you decide to sell, PM me. I would be interested. You might see a big difference between the two....c2d owns sooo....
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zytek_Fan View Post
Get the regular P5B Deluxe (no WiFi) it's a better overclocker
I always thought it's the same thing with the exception of WiFi.

I would say do not get an 8800GTX. Get yourself the C2D and P5B Del. Whether E6300 or E6600 is really up to you. It's really one of those situations when you pay for what you get. Of course E6600>E6300.
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