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I now have enought money to do a significant upgrade. I'm getting a new cpu, mobo, and ram. The mobo I'm getting is a Gigabyte EP35-DS3L, and the ram is this G.Skill DDR2-1000. My question is, should I get A) a q6600 and 4gb ram or B) e7200 and 8gb of ram, or C) e8400 and 4gb ram?

I've heard the batches suck lately for the q6600's, so I was questioning purchasing one. I would love to have 8gb of ram, so if the e7200 will most likely get 3.5 or more ghz I will be happy...plus it's cheap to replace.
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I think in your case, option B is a good one. You like 8GB RAM (ok, ignore the comments about overkill that follow after my post), and the E7200 should easily get 3.5GHz.
    
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Thx Chozart btw, nice oc on that Celeron.

Going 45nm makes me feel like the water is a waste tho...but I figure in the future smaller processes will have enough cores to produce enough heat to justify water.
Edited by Gauvenator - 6/20/08 at 7:45pm
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Originally Posted by Gauvenator View Post
Thx Chozart btw, nice oc on that Celeron.

Going 45nm makes me feel like the water is a waste tho...but I figure in the future smaller processes will have enough cores to produce enough heat to justify water.
Hey, you could shoot for 4.0GHz (but indeed, voltage is more of a limiter than temps...)
    
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I think in your case, option B is a good one. You like 8GB RAM (ok, ignore the comments about overkill that follow after my post), and the E7200 should easily get 3.5GHz.


I agree with this too
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I agree with Chozart aswell. Go for it with the E7200. Seems to be a sweet chip with tons of overclocking potential.
    
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