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will i be able to tell a differance from my cpu at 2.8 amd to a >3.0ghz e2180? i was thinking of the e2180 with a tuniq on a ip35 from abit will i really be able to tell a differance or will it only matter in benchies?
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The E2180 will be faster, but I don't think the upgrade is worth it. You'd be better off saving up a little more for a faster chip imo.
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I went from a X2 5000+ BE to a E8400, the difference is big, things are a lot a snappier. I agree with wire though, save up for something a bit quicker than the E2180.
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yeah i want a e8400 but they sold out on newegg i guess ill save up for it is that a good mobo choice? ip35 by abit
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We are in the same situation,To me id say save up to get a P35 mobo with the Q6600 like im going to do.
 
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yeah i want a e8400 but they sold out on newegg i guess ill save up for it is that a good mobo choice? ip35 by abit
The board is ok. Not as great as the DS3L, which is just a few $ more.
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an e6320 or an 6750 are great over clockers for the price. But i don't know your price range. I would def recommend the DS3L i have two builds with them and they are great boards.
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I dont know how much you're planning on spending, but a Q6600 is always a good bet I found a deal thread the other day for one..
http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...uad-q6600.html
The price on the site is 239.99, and a 10% off coupon code that brings it down to about $216. Shipping is stated to be around $7. This, paired with that Abit motherboard would really be amazing.

Link to website: http://www.moogr.com/INTEL_CPU_CORE_...id-349724.html
Coupon code: MARCHMADNESS
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post #9 of 12
cpu speed converter ranks your chip at 2.8 to being compatible with a Core2Duo at 2.1

And a C2D at 3 equal to a X2 at 4000 mhz
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yeah i did the speed converter to. would definitly be faster but a q6600 would be sickness to have i guess ill just wait. i could buy the hsf now though so i dont have to worry about it later and i can buy a q66 oem since i dont need cooler
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