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Hey,

I've been a die-hard AMD fan and have used Nvidia since the my last ATI 9800.
I've been thinking about getting a Q6600 g0, A TRUE with 2x Yate Loon, a 1.2kWatt Power supplie, a MSI X48C Platinium & 1 or 2 4870x2 when their out.
  • Could i expect q6600 g0 to OC near 3.5GHZ?
  • Does the MSI X48C Platinium have dual channel DDR2, or is the dual channel only for the DDR3(the colors confuese me)?
  • Do anyone have experience with LC Power Metatron MONOLITH X LC1200 ?

Would this rig based on what we know about 4870x2 be a killer?
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From what we know, yes your rig could be a killer. Secondly, the Q6600 should get 3.5 easy. Sorry but i dont know about the other two.
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Good to know loony

My max budget is 1500 +/- USD so what would be the best gaming combo?? i dont need new hdd or any visual things (light, case or w/e)
Also i have 4gb 800MHz(oc 1ghz) Corsair ram (2x2) so if it aint DDR3 motherboard when i need no new ram.
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I suggest getting yourself a Q6600, they are pretty cheap. Maybe a new P45 chipset and a 4850 or if you want to wait get the 4870X2. If your buying your stuff on newegg i could probly make find a sweet combo for you
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I live in Denmark but go ahead and link me some good stuff...
But what are the differents about x48 and P45? (just found out it got x8 crossfire so its a no go)
Also i'm waiting for the 4870x2 because it should be ATI's high-end answear to GTX 280.

Im gonna get a a Q6600 g0 dont worry ;P
Edited by Tjingsted - 6/22/08 at 3:43am
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ok fair enough. I wont do a newegg. Well i guess get the X48 in that case if it has the x16/x16 config, i didnt realise that P45 didnt. The X48 is the highend chipset from intel whilst the P45 is more mainstream.
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