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Got the upgrade bug again.....

Poll Results: Got the upgrade bug.....What should I upgrade?

 
  • 7% (1)
    Q6600 - Low
  • 15% (2)
    Q6600 with WC - Mid
  • 23% (3)
    Q6600 with 780i -High
  • 53% (7)
    Q6600, 780i, second 8800GT - Extreme
13 Total Votes  
post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Yeah...I got it. I am looking around, seeing everyone either get a E8400, a Q6600, a Q6700, or one of those new fangled Q9xxx cpu's, then I start looking and then thinking... I am getting the bug HARDCORE. I need a massive change. I am feeling a big change this time though....something like new case, WCing, and a new Quad would fill that void. Then I got the funny idear that SLI would be fun again.....grrr......I could pick up a 780i with a Q6600 and get a eVGA 8800GT 512mb AKIMBO to go SLI again.....so many choices......
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post #2 of 14
Honestly IMO the Q6600 and the 780I is a great combo. i have it and it running great.
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post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by killin View Post
Honestly IMO the Q6600 and the 780I is a great combo. i have it and it running great.
thats what I am thinking....

BTW is the eVGA 750i SLI FTW a decent SLI board?
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post #4 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluedevil View Post
Yeah...I got it. I am looking around, seeing everyone either get a E8400, a Q6600, a Q6700, or one of those new fangled Q9xxx cpu's, then I start looking and then thinking... I am getting the bug HARDCORE. I need a massive change. I am feeling a big change this time though....something like new case, WCing, and a new Quad would fill that void. Then I got the funny idear that SLI would be fun again.....grrr......I could pick up a 780i with a Q6600 and get a eVGA 8800GT 512mb AKIMBO to go SLI again.....so many choices......
+1 for the EVGA 780i, and the 10x multi on the Q6700 is nice
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post #5 of 14
Q6600 is the way to go, Cheap And a Great overclocker.

the 750i FTW board is terrible. Go atleast with a A1 680i Like you sold me.

Or go with the 780i series. if your gonna go SLI.

If not go with a P35 chipset.
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
I should add a poll.....
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post #7 of 14
I've got the bug again too, probably since I've been without a pc for 2 months. lol
I say get an E8400, Asus P5N-D 750i, and another 8800GT.
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post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris627 View Post
I've got the bug again too, probably since I've been without a pc for 2 months. lol
I say get an E8400, Asus P5N-D 750i, and another 8800GT.
Personally, I was all for the new E8400s, when they were new. Now that the new revisions are out, they don't seem to OC as well as the older ones did. The old ones did about 4ghz-4.2ghz on about 1.36v, whereas the new ones go to about 3.6ghz ish and with 1.36v. All and all, the Q6600 is a proven OCer.
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post #9 of 14
I'd get the Q6600 and watercool it. It's a fun project
post #10 of 14
Go for the CPU and Mobo, sell your 8800GT and buy a 9900 in June
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