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If possible, how does an Opteron 185(~$240 - skt939), an e6600 (~ $222) and the near-future e6850 (~$300) all stack up against each other at stock speeds? I know there is a lot more to it that just the cpu but I'm trying to help a family member decide what to buy. Don't think I'll do any OCing for them (don't want to maintain it long term.) They will be using the machine for the standard stuff , a few games but mostly home video editing.

edit - I'm concidering the Opteron because They " want one like mine"
edit - I have no brand loyalty. I'm currently used to AMD though.
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either way, the e6600 is the best choice. it has the best value for the money and performs very well. for most performance get the e6850
    
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While the E6600 is a worthy chip, I don't think that $80 more on top of an entire rig is too much to spend. The E6850 will benefit both from the 1333 MHz FSB and the higher clockspeed.

And come on! It's only $80 more!
(That phrase has gotten me in so much trouble)
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at stock speeds I would say the 6850 will pwn the e6600, but not by too much in gaming, just in benchmarks . chache is the same, but the E6850 should be able to go much higher since it starts out at 3Ghz. 4ghz on air, here we come ...again...

E6850 > E6600 >>Opty 185

basicaly Opty 185 = more or less an FX-60
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too much spending on stock speeds. buy e4300, AC freezer 7, and oc-ing mobo then you're set to get 3.0
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I'm leaning torwards the e6600 at the moment but the e6850 sure is tempting from my point of view. The only catch is the 3 week (or so) wait.

Thought about selling them my setup and getting the new one for myself. Still, three weeks with no PC....yikes....Is there a methadone program to ease computer withdrawal?

Thanks....

Saxahonker....You're right - $80 isn't that much more...The last machine I built doubled in price on that premise...
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Originally Posted by cgd View Post
I'm leaning torwards the e6600 at the moment but the e6850 sure is tempting from my point of view. The only catch is the 3 week (or so) wait.

Thought about selling them my setup and getting the new one for myself. Still, three weeks with no PC....yikes....Is there a methadone program to ease computer withdrawal?

THanks....
HE HE and the E6600 is ownage in my opinion want one but have to settle for E4300.
    
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