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Why did you add about $40 to the case in your AMD build? You could save > $100 going AMd if done correctly.

But for the minimal difference in those choices, Conroe FTW
Yeah, I see what you mean. Price wasn't much of an issue. I'm not trying to build a top-of-the-line system (obviously)--I didn't want to build the cheapest system, just something okay--I just figured that if the AM2 system was inherently cheaper, I might as well get a case that I want instead of a cheaper one. But I agree--with smarter choices of components, prices could come down a bit--that's where you all come in handy...
    
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I'd do an AM2 rig with a highend motherboard, soon you can just pop in a barcelona CPU and crush any C2D out there
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I'd do an AM2 rig with a highend motherboard, soon you can just pop in a barcelona CPU and crush any C2D out there
MAYBE, barcelona hasn't PROVEN itself against the new quads from Intel

Quit being a fanboy... I was AMD for the past 10 years, when conroe pwnd I went intel
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Okay, so if you all wouldn't mind, check out the following builds:

AM2: Total $505 before taxes


C2D: Total $540 before taxes
Com'on, the C2D will punked the x2 1.9ghz really bad.

Except, for the CPU, go with a C2D with a 4MB of L2 cache, like the E6320 which cost $1 more.

But, don't get the P5B-E, instead get the ASUS P5B-Plus proven to be better than the P5B-Plus and cost $6 less, so over all, you save $5. Now the cost is $535 and it will be far better than the am2.

The E6320 will punk most if not all AM2: Core 2 Duo E6420, E6320 and E4400 Plus Another 15 Sub-$200 Dual-Core Processors

E6320 overclocked? It'll be carnage for ALL AM2s.
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Com'on, the C2D will punked the x2 1.9ghz really bad.

Except, for the CPU, go with a C2D with a 4MB of L2 cache, like the E6320 which cost $1 more.

But, don't get the P5B-E, instead get the ASUS P5B-Plus proven to be better than the P5B-Plus and cost $6 less, so over all, you save $5. Now the cost is $535 and it will be far better than the am2.

The E6320 will punk most if not all AM2: Core 2 Duo E6420, E6320 and E4400 Plus Another 15 Sub-$200 Dual-Core Processors

E6320 overclocked? It'll be carnage for ALL AM2s.
Thanks a lot for the heads-up about the motherboard--I'll go P5B-plus.

I'm still going to go 6300 'cause it's a proven overclocker whereas there have been a few bad OC'ing batches of 6320's.
    
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Good choice Guy. I was going to suggest you get the E4300 because of the high multiplier, so you wont get limited by the board, but you should be okay if you get a 965 board like the gigabyte 965P-S3 or the p5b deluxe (if you dont mind the small premium.)

There's also the option of the P5NE-SLI premium, which can hit fsb around 490-500. here.
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My favorite quote in that review...
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Nevertheless, we were able to run our E6300 processor on a 500MHz FSB resulting in a 3.5GHz total clock frequency. This is the fastest frequency this processor has reached on any motherboard, so needless to say we are pleased with the P5N-E SLI.
SO many people whining about not going over 500FSB with the board... yet they need to understand they need the PERFECT CPU to do so.

Anyhoo- yeah, P5N-E FTW. But why did you said PREMIUM, Nev?
    
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Good choice Guy. I was going to suggest you get the E4300 because of the high multiplier, so you wont get limited by the board, but you should be okay if you get a 965 board like the gigabyte 965P-S3 or the p5b deluxe (if you dont mind the small premium.)

There's also the option of the P5NE-SLI premium, which can hit fsb around 490-500. here.
I was considering a 4300 a while ago for that reason, though with a good board, the 6300 should surpass the performance of a 4300--I think I've seen a few benchies here and there showing that. But just to clarify, I'm not saying that the 4300 is a slow CPU or a bad OC'er by any means.
    
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Either choice, E4300, or E6300, you cannot go wrong. Those two are currently balanced in price/performance terms. The only way you can go wrong is getting a brisbane OEM at 69$. why? you still have to buy a cooler, and when you do, the price diff between E4300 RETAIL on newegg and the brisbane + cooler is around 10$.

IF THE BRISBANE WAS AT 69.99$ RETAIL, IT WOULD BE AN UNBEATABLE BUDGET DEAL!
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Either choice, E4300, or E6300, you cannot go wrong. Those two are currently balanced in price/performance terms. The only way you can go wrong is getting a brisbane OEM at 69$. why? you still have to buy a cooler, and when you do, the price diff between E4300 RETAIL on newegg and the brisbane + cooler is around 10$.

IF THE BRISBANE WAS AT 69.99$ RETAIL, IT WOULD BE AN UNBEATABLE BUDGET DEAL!
$59 OEM, $69 Reatil
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103046
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