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Okay, first of all, I'm not sure if this is the correct section. If not, inform me of a better place, and I'll use that in the future. A mod can do what he sees fit to this thread if it breaks any rules or regulations.

Now onto my question. At the end of the year, I'm going to get an upgrade. My biggest question is, an Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or a Core 2 Duo E6600.

Reason is, I currently have a 64 3500, as you can see. And since ATI and AMD have teamed up (or bought eachother out, I don't know), I thought there might be some upsides to sticking with an ATI + AMD rig.

Second thing. I have devised 2 likely options. Both seem like good options, but I know better than to not get a second opinion. And I'm quite sure this place is the right place to ask.

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Athlon 64 X2 6000+ = $239
ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe = $289.00
Corsair VS1GB533D2 1024MB Value Select PC-4200 (1 x 1GB) X2 = $65.00 ($130)
= $658

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Intel Core2 Duo E6600 = $309.00
ASUS Commando Motherboard = $329.00
Corsair VS1GB533D2 1024MB Value Select PC-4200 (1 x 1GB) X2 = $65.00 ($130)
= $768

SELLING MY STUFF:
Asus A8N-E = $143
Athlon 64 3500+ = $68.64
2gb RAM =??
Total = 211.64

Deduction:
1. 446.36
2. 556.36

What do you think? The 6000 system is cheaper, but better (?).
 

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why not get an Asus P5K and better RAM?

On a budget. And the site I'm getting them from doesn't have a P5K.

Aslo, note that this is in Australian currency.
 

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6000+ would be a much better rig IMO but I'm an AMD kind of guy
 

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and it seems like the new batches of E6600 are''t even OC very well now...
 

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Go for the 6000+ and if you dont like it AMD is coming out with Phenom in a couple of month (I hope)and you can get one of those,they will own a E anything for sure (they had better if there charging the price they say they are).
 

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As I see it there are two viable options:

1)Instead of the the x2 6000 why not pick up an x2 5200(2.6ghz) or x2 5600(2.8ghz) they both have 2x1mb cache and will OC to 3.0 ghz so possibly a cheaper solution for the exact same performance.

2)Wait until the price drops on the q6600s take effect, that way you can pick up a quad for the same price as a dual core now.

Either way up to you. Can you link the Aussie web site you will be making your purchases from?

GL with whichever path you take...
 

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If budget is your focus for this build, you can't beat AMD atm. Even with Intel's existing and upcoming price cuts, AMD are still offering excellent value. Personally, it's Core2 all the way for me and I wouldn't consider anything else atm, but for a budget build, you can't beat AMD currently
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Sure thing mate, here's the site.
http://www.pccasegear.com/

Cool...

Intel suggested build revised:

1) cpu -> C2D e6550 $235

2) mobo-> gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R $199

Total = $434 AUD

Power consumption is beastly with the 6000+, and e6550 will OC to 3ghz and yield superior clock for clock performance and lower power consumption.

The x2 6000+ is still a good option, but is that the only AMD chip @ that site?
 
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