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Well I want an Intel setup (side) with a e2140 and a good MB to OC. I know on stock volts those e21's can hit 2.4-2.6 with a little more..

The point is comparing this to AMD the AMD choice is up to 20$ cheaper and difference isn't that big..

Was thinking of a 650i Ultra and that CPU but the 650i Ultra from EVGA doesn't even come with a heatsink on the southbridge and honestly looks like crap board design..

So is Intel even possible solution for a budget rig comparing to AMD?

That is a total build.. I have my AMD x2 4000 and I am probably selling it locally but then I'm just going to buy another one.. Honestly.. Unless there is some good cheap board from Intel that I missed that has an almost non-existent FSB wall...
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The best chipset right now for overclocking an Intel CPU is the Intel P35. The boards start at around $90:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=&srchInDesc=

That $89.99 Gigabyte board looks very nice actually. Pretty decent layout, and heatsinks where you want them.
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
The best chipset right now for overclocking an Intel CPU is the Intel P35. The boards start at around $90:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=&srchInDesc=

That $89.99 Gigabyte board looks very nice actually. Pretty decent layout, and heatsinks where you want them.
I was looking at that one but wasn't sure. I know the DS3R is good

but in total:

All Shipped:

AMD X2 4000+ = 76ish
E2140 = 81

Tforce 550SE = 78
P35 = 96

The MB is what really turns me off. :\\

How would the resale value on that go? I would only think though the P35 can retain it's price for longer since it is new.. But hmm..
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
The best chipset right now for overclocking an Intel CPU is the Intel P35. The boards start at around $90:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=&srchInDesc=

That $89.99 Gigabyte board looks very nice actually. Pretty decent layout, and heatsinks where you want them.
I agree. The 650i chipset is good but overpriced. The Asus P5N E SLI mobo I'm running is the same price now as it was back in Feb when I bought it If I was in the market for a new Intel rig I'd probably pick up a P35.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MGX1016 View Post
I was looking at that one but wasn't sure. I know the DS3R is good

but in total:

All Shipped:

AMD X2 4000+ = 76ish
E2140 = 81

Tforce 550SE = 78
P35 = 96

The MB is what really turns me off. :\\

How would the resale value on that go? I would only think though the P35 can retain it's price for longer since it is new.. But hmm..
Hehehe don't expect much resale value on a "value board" when X38 boards are like a month away...
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Hehehe don't expect much resale value on a "value board" when X38 boards are like a month away...
X38 = P35 with SLi... and PCI e 2.0 for cards being released in long time...

DDR3? Meh..
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Originally Posted by MGX1016 View Post
I was looking at that one but wasn't sure. I know the DS3R is good

but in total:

All Shipped:

AMD X2 4000+ = 76ish
E2140 = 81

Tforce 550SE = 78
P35 = 96

The MB is what really turns me off. :\\

How would the resale value on that go? I would only think though the P35 can retain it's price for longer since it is new.. But hmm..
price differences:
cpu - $5
mb - $18

total: $23

Your split in a decision over 23 dollars? Why don't you compare the actual benefits of one cpu over the other and one chipset over the other? At such a small price difference it really comes down to which architecture is going to accomplish what your attempting to do with it.
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X38 = P35 with SLi... and PCI e 2.0 for cards being released in long time...

DDR3? Meh..
You left out the fact that the X38 is supposed to do away with straps! "Overclockers dream chipset" - I believe is the quote.
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price differences:
cpu - $5
mb - $18

total: $23

Your split in a decision over 23 dollars? Why don't you compare the actual benefits of one cpu over the other and one chipset over the other? At such a small price difference it really comes down to which architecture is going to accomplish what your attempting to do with it.
Both are very similar. The X2 can OC just as far as the E2140 and well once OC'd they are basically neck in neck with the E21 coming out on top by a margin.

The 23$ would basically be for the intel name :\\
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Both are very similar. The X2 can OC just as far as the E2140 and well once OC'd they are basically neck in neck with the E21 coming out on top by a margin.

The 23$ would basically be for the intel name :\\
Got any proof for that? I would say that at similar speeds, the E2140 will be the winner... and not marginally.
    
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