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post #21 of 32
E2140 even cheaper!
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post #22 of 32
If you overclock for FUN as well as performance spend the extra 10 buck on the E2180 because like penguins said it has an unlocked multiplier so it give it many more over clock options. For example it has a multiplier of 10 max but i like to keep mine at 8 so i can have a 1:1 ratio ram:cpu
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post #23 of 32
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Originally Posted by pbpenguins412 View Post
The E2160 is the same chip as the E2180, just with a lower multiplier. If it will help you save money, go with the 2160.
Well the price I've got for the C2D E2160 is lower than the Dual Core E2180 so i think i'm laughing there!

ke the small form factor job you've done - tight work!
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post #24 of 32
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Originally Posted by DeRock131 View Post
If you overclock for FUN as well as performance spend the extra 10 buck on the E2180 because like penguins said it has an unlocked multiplier so it give it many more over clock options. For example it has a multiplier of 10 max but i like to keep mine at 8 so i can have a 1:1 ratio ram:cpu
Sorry just need to check cuz i'm new to all this. are you trying to say that I'd end up with better performance from an overclocked Dual Core E2180 (which has got the unlocked multiplier) than an overclocked Core 2 Duo E2160? I would have thought it the other way round
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post #25 of 32
It depends how far you overclock it. E2180 might overclock further than the E2160. They both are almost same CPU-s, exept for multipier, what makes the speed difference.
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post #26 of 32
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I've put together a set up from www.overlockers.co.uk. (minus optical and hard drives which I could nick from the one I've got). What'd you think?
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post #27 of 32
Yeah, it's a great HSF.
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post #28 of 32
Looks okay, but don't get the 8600 series if you intend to game seriously. It won't do any of the newer games justice.
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post #29 of 32
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Originally Posted by pbpenguins412 View Post
Looks okay, but don't get the 8600 series if you intend to game seriously. It won't do any of the newer games justice.
Yeah I see what your saying but from the UK prices I've found, an 8800 series is gonna cost another £50. If I go for that I'll have to downgrade the mobo and cpu to keep in budget. Could always wait a bit longer and upgrade the GPU down the line.

Do think I'm better off with a 8800 series GPU, or stay with the C2D E2160 and mobo that can overclock?

budgetting for a <£60 pretax mobo at mo. which chipset would you go for?
P35
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nforce 6
Seen the Abit IP35-e reccommended several times
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post #30 of 32
The perfect combo for your budget is the Abit IP35-E, the 8800GS/9600GT/HD3850/HD3870 (all four of those cards are MUCH better than the 8600) and the E2140/2160. For a gaming rig, the most important part is the graphics card; I run a relatively slow dual core with my 8800GT but I have yet to see my frame rates drop below 60 in most games (except Crysis).
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