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Wait I just looked at your system. IMO you have NOOO need for an upgrade right now. Wait a while for the new CPU lines to come out.
    
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Wait I just looked at your system. IMO you have NOOO need for an upgrade right now. Wait a while for the new CPU lines to come out.
LOL I was thinking the same thing. Heck an 3800+ Single Core, 2GB Memory, and an X1600XT is good for games now. His current system is awsome!
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You will see the difference in gaming though. Basiclly the more L2 Cache the smoother the game will run.

For example I have an laptop with an CeleronM at 1.6Ghz and 256k Cache and an desktop with Celeron (R) at 2.8Ghz and 128k Cache. Of course you would guess that the 2.8Ghz Celeron will play CS:S better but guess what it doesn't. The Cache matters man.. I would take a praying buy and get the E6320
True--when you're talking about a small amount of L2 cache and then doubling it to 256k, there is a huge difference (though comparing different CPU's with different graphics chipsets isn't always the best comparison when discussing L2 cache).

But here's what I'm coming from--2x1mb L2 cache in my sig rig, and with my current video card, I get 60+ fps minimum in gameplay--and it's quite smooth (usually around 70 or 80). I really won't see a difference in gaming. I'm not saying that doubling the L2 cache won't give higher framerates (depends on where the bottleneck is in the system)--only that what I have is more than sufficient, that I'd rather stick with the proven E6300. But thanks for the input!
    
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Dont Get a Thermaltake PSU........Or you get a STD and AIDS

But seriously - There are alot better PSUs for that price
    
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I'd go AM2 with a Biostar TForce 550 and a 3600+ Brisbane. A lot for a little. Then you have money money left over for things you WANT.

I went C2D in the end with my $1200 budget, but I know if I went AM2/Brisbane I could have gotten an x-fi, a good 5.1 system, a razer diamondback, and a lot of goodies I WANTED. I decided to go with an upgradable system though (LGA775) and save the audiphilia and peripherals for later.
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Wait I just looked at your system. IMO you have NOOO need for an upgrade right now. Wait a while for the new CPU lines to come out.
I'm really tired of the horrible computer I'm stuck with at work--so I'm bringing my current one in and building the new one. I'm also a bit disappointed in the media encoding speeds of my sig rig, and would rather build a new one at this point--have some tax rebate money leftover. But I agree--it's a good rig, and I like it a bunch.
    
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I'd go AM2 with a Biostar TForce 550 and a 3600+ Brisbane. A lot for a little. Then you have money money left over for things you WANT.

I went C2D in the end with my $1200 budget, but I know if I went AM2/Brisbane I could have gotten an x-fi, a good 5.1 system, a razer diamondback, and a lot of goodies I WANTED. I decided to go with an upgradable system though (LGA775) and save the audiphilia and peripherals for later.
Yes, the AM2 will be cheaper, but the C2D rig will have lots more bang-for-buck.

I'm wanting to go Intel because of the media encoding speeds--at least twice of what the AM2 will be able to do, even if I don't OC the 6300 all that much.

EDIT--I understand what you are saying regarding your C2D budget and wanting to go Brisbane--but I pretty much have all the goodies I need for the moment, so all I'd need to spend $ on are the components to get a new C2D rig up and running.
    
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LOL I was thinking the same thing. Heck an 3800+ Single Core, 2GB Memory, and an X1600XT is good for games now. His current system is awsome!
I'm more concerned with video encoding (do that a lot) rather than gaming--I'm more than satisfied with the gaming performance of my sig rig (though encoding takes awhile).
    
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Go with the gigabyte DS3 for the Intel build to save a about 40$ (it's an amazing board apparently, and doesn't break the bank), and check the Hot Deals section here. I have a link to a 50$ 600w Ultra modular PSU. I know, I know, get what you pay for, but this is the one and only time that I'll give this a thumbs up since the hot deal was originally posted by Jonnyguru, the ol' PSU god.
I can testify to that. I love my DS3 and really find it's the best match for me. My only gripe is, there's no 1394 support out of the box, but I've never actually needed it and it can be added with a cheap $10 PCI card. I'd say the C2D would suit you better, especially because of the good overclocking and somewhat future-proofing, as K10 is coming out relatively soon, and probably isn't compatible with AM2 (don't quote me on this, this is only an assumption).
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Oh I see. Well I hope you oc the e6300 to at least 3ghz!
    
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