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post #31 of 45
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i dont know if this is even a possibility, but is there any formula you could use to see what single-core cpu would compare to a dbl-core, and what dbl-core would compare to a quad-core? im just curious of this because, not being around dbl-core at all yet, it seems to me that a 3ghz single would run better than a 1.8ghz dbl-core, is there something missing from my thoughts? would it be like having 2 1.8ghz cpu's, essentially making it 'like' a 3.6ghz single? somebody please straighten me out heh
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post #32 of 45
Just depends on what you want to do. I spent less than $400 on my sig rig reusing HD and Optical drives.
Case was free after rebate, AC 64 HSF was $20 shipped, PSU Free after rebate (paid $9 shipping) MoBo (Epox) $65, RAM (G.Skill) was $125 (same RAM is now $85), CPU (AM2 3600+ Brisbane X2) was $60, Video Card (7300GT) was $55 after rebate (kinda wish I had gotten a better one, but it works for me) plus a few other parts and shipping and I was good to go.
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post #33 of 45
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before i posted this thread for suggestions i build this on newegg, tell me what you guys think of this-

ASUS M2N-E SLI Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 500 SLI - $94

ASUS EN8500GTSILENT/HTD/256 GeForce 8500GT 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 - $96.99

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Windsor 2.0GHz Socket AM2- $66.75

G.SKILL 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) - $104.99

im not sure how that would pan out as an overclocker, just going with brands that im familiar with, grand total $362.73
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post #34 of 45
that is a great budget build

...but I would splurge and opt for the 8600gt
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post #35 of 45
If your going to OC, get the 3600+ Brisbane. Many have it OC'ed to 2.4-2.5 very easily, some to ~3.0.
Try the 3600+ OEM (has some nice combo deals on Newegg) and the AC 64.

The Retail also has a deal with the G.Skill HZ's for an aditional $15 off.
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post #36 of 45
new definitly

It will be better in the long run
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post #37 of 45
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honestly i mainly went with that video card because it was fairly cheap and its silent never had a silent card, was just going to pioneer lol, ill check out 8600's tho, on newegg they all seem to be about the 120-150 range, which would be the best to OC, most bang for buck?

also, im very intrigued with water cooling, does that cost much to get into? if i did that to my current rig, would i be able to get much more out of my cpu? if i was to use it, id rather be this rig that got wet not a new expensive one lol
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i got an extra Super Talent pc3200 1gb ddr400, i don't know if you want to buy it ? My cousin gave me this Ram on my b-day, but i already have 2Gh on my computer. So i just leave this one in the box for more than a year.
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post #39 of 45
Go for new, and get the security of a multi core than is sure to be the future of computing.
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Good liquid cooling requires a great deal of research, trial and error and more research.

Unfortunately, from what I have learned, a custom loop is the way to go...rather than purchasing a pre-fabbed kit. It can cost some scratch to build a nice custom liquid cooled loop...but will usually improve performance beyond top-end air cooling options.
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