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Thanks for all the help guys, I feel much less confused! +rep to all who helped
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I think you should wait, save a bit more, and then get yourself this:

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...Title=Ultimate

*Cough* dual 2900 xt owns ultra!*cough*
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Off topic:

Note that *IF* you have the money, a RAID adapter makes quite a difference. Onboard RAID is NOT true hardware, but actually software at the BIOS level (or 'pseudo hardware'). This results in non-optimal performance, especially in more complex RAID solutions like RAID5.

And if you say Ultimate, and you include only three hard drives, which are as far I know are not even SAS compatible (the Controller card is SAS)... That card can handle 24 drives (six ports, four drives each), and you only get three


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Don't pay attention to that post... it's silly..

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Would it make sense to buy a Q6600 when the price drops on July 22nd, or should he just stay with the E6600?
For now, I'd stay just with the E6600... there are no or at least not many games out that truly need quad cores... by the time those arrive, the Penryn will be affordable, and the board can handle a Penryn.
    
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Oh, Ok. I live near Niflum so I'll help with the build where I can. Thanks for the suggestion Chozart.
    
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Thanks for all the help guys, I feel much less confused! +rep to all who helped
So I guess I was no help with the few suggestions on PG1. Okay..

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*Cough* dual 2900 xt owns ultra!*cough*
Uh, no it doesn't?

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Off topic:

Note that *IF* you have the money, a RAID adapter makes quite a difference. Onboard RAID is NOT true hardware, but actually software at the BIOS level (or 'pseudo hardware'). This results in non-optimal performance, especially in more complex RAID solutions like RAID5.

And if you say Ultimate, and you include only three hard drives, which are as far I know are not even SAS compatible (the Controller card is SAS)... That card can handle 24 drives (six ports, four drives each), and you only get three


On topic:

Don't pay attention to that post... it's silly..



For now, I'd stay just with the E6600... there are no or at least not many games out that truly need quad cores... by the time those arrive, the Penryn will be affordable, and the board can handle a Penryn.
I'm sure he will not be setting up RAID5 more like RAID0 or 1 which the MB can handle pretty good.

On another note at 266$ and if you have the money why not go for the Q6600. Sure he e66 will do just fine but if you can get the best.
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I'm sure he will not be setting up RAID5 more like RAID0 or 1 which the MB can handle pretty good.

On another note at 266$ and if you have the money why not go for the Q6600. Sure he e66 will do just fine but if you can get the best.
The first part: note that I said that that part of my post was 'off topic'. Obviously, in this price range, a RAID controller doesn't make sense.

And regarding the Q6600: right now it's NOT $266, and retail will be more like $300 than $266 (like always, retail is obviously a bit more than the bulk price that's listed by Intel). He is planning to buy right now as I understand... and in that case, I'd get the E6600. There is no real reason for a gaming rig to get a Quad (and I believe it will take a while before it will be a 'must' or even an advantage). Get the E6600, if you buy now, and wait for Penryn, or maybe even the next one after that. If yuo end up buying after July 22, yeah, then the Quad is a good idea...
    
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I'd suggest replacing the E6600 with a Q6600 when the prices fall in July...$266
See my post right above you.
    
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The first part: note that I said that that part of my post was 'off topic'. Obviously, in this price range, a RAID controller doesn't make sense.

And regarding the Q6600: right now it's NOT $266, and retail will be more like $300 than $266 (like always, retail is obviously a bit more than the bulk price that's listed by Intel). He is planning to buy right now as I understand... and in that case, I'd get the E6600. There is no real reason for a gaming rig to get a Quad (and I believe it will take a while before it will be a 'must' or even an advantage). Get the E6600, if you buy now, and wait for Penryn, or maybe even the next one after that. If yuo end up buying after July 22, yeah, then the Quad is a good idea...
Yeah I got that I was "just saying."

Anyway if a game is multi-threaded then it will use all cores on a e6600 same with q66 it really makes no difference if it's coded to use more than one core it'll use but not limited to even 203.. From what I read he isn't in a rush to get it so may as well wait. If you get a 300$ proc and save 75$ for shipping and if you buy anything from a taxable place or something let's just use a 1900 budget.
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