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So he can bottleneck it w/ his cpu
TRUE THAT!

I had an ASUS A8N32 and X2-4800 OC'd to the wall and bought an 8800 GTX. I didn't get the kind of performance I was expecting (3Dmark, etc.) I changed over to the C2e6600 and it made a world of difference. Now, a QX6700 and 2 x 8800GTX later, I never want to go back. I am taken by the dark side. (ignore my signature, it needs updating)
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uh, its like saying: Why should I buy this corvette? I have an old volkswagon van, i mean why should I get the corvette?
If you have 4 kids, I would go with the van.
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Ive allready got a x2 3800 @ 2.25ghz. See signature. Just thought I should throw that in there. I think there might have been a little confusion about it.
post #14 of 39
I'd say don't jump. But overclock that thing more than a mere 2.25ghz.

Get it to at least 2.80ghz.
post #15 of 39
??? Man people on OCN are mad rich. Your CPU is fine you dont need to throw more money at it. Get a better GPU instead.
    
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Seriously, go get the 8800GTS instead of changing to that Intel. You'll get 10x the frames than that 7300GT. The Intel will be faster at calculating pi, but you would see a much bigger increase with a 8800GTS.
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thats what i said, but then people cried bottleneck.

bottleneck is a myth, dont worry about it, get a 8800gts and dont look back.
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Seriously, go get the 8800GTS instead of changing to that Intel. You'll get 10x the frames than that 7300GT. The Intel will be faster at calculating pi, but you would see a much bigger increase with a 8800GTS.
Im not spending 300 bucks on a GPU. I could care less about gaming. Call it a speed junky thing. I dunno Besides, Linux doesnt run games the best.

Besides, I can probably sell my used stuff for half of what I am looking to invest into the mob and cpu.
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Im not spending 300 bucks on a GPU. I could care less about gaming. Call it a speed junky thing. I dunno

Besides, I can probably sell my used stuff for half of what I am looking to invest into the mob and cpu.
then.... why are you wasting money when you have a perfectly good rig?
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Im not spending 300 bucks on a GPU. I could care less about gaming. Call it a speed junky thing. I dunno

Besides, I can probably sell my used stuff for half of what I am looking to invest into the mob and cpu.
You're trying to play speed junky with budget parts...it doesn't work as well as you like. If you don't game, and don't do CPU intensive things, why do you need to spend $300 for a slightly upgrade?
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