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Thinking of upgrading to one of these two, considering my CPU melted into goo (long story, don't ask). Which one is better and why? What are the strong and weak points of each?<br />
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I can credit my FX-60's value to either of these, and muy Mobo for the same one (K8N 32Sli Diamond Plus)<br />
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But I figure if I upgrade the processor, I'll need to get a new Mobo and RAM as well.<br />
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If I chose the AM2 setup, I was thinking of going with:<br />
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<font color="Blue">Asus M2N32 WS Professional w/ DualDDR2 800, 7.1 Audio, Dual GB Lan, 1394, Dual PCI-E x16 SLI</font><br />
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If I went Intel (I feel so dirty), I was feeling of going with:<br />
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<font color="Blue">Asus P5N32-SLI Premium/WiFi-AP w/ DualDDR2 800(OC), 7.1 Audio, Dual GB Lan, WiFi-AP, Dual PCI-E x16 SLI,</font><br />
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What should I do? Any other suggestions?<br />
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Also for RAM, do I use:<br />
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Corsair 2GB XMS2-8500 TWIN2X Dual Channel DDR2 Kit (2 x 1GB) <br />
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Mushkin XP2-8000 Xtreme Performance Redline DDR2 SDRAM, 2GB Dual Pack (2 x 1GB) <br />
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Who knows, I may just get a new FX-60, but just incase I value any input you may have.<br />
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Thanks all
 

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You should go Core2 if you're doing a new build, undoubtedly. And get rid of the SLI mobo, they are terrible OC'ers and won't get you extreme speeds :-\\<br />
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Get a P5B Deluxe instead, or wait until the ASUS 680i SLI comes out... Although it's still an nForce chipset, there's always an outside chance that it will be a better oc'er and it supports Kentsfield + FSB1333. <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Well I feel I should stay with Nvidia case I have 2 7900 GTX's, Iand I was gonna use the 90 day thing to go to 8800's when they come out
 

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The X6800 outperforms the FX-62 by ALOT.<br />
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I would wait for the quad cores to be released in a bit, the price will drop.<br />
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Well I feel I should stay with Nvidia case I have 2 7900 GTX's, Iand I was gonna use the 90 day thing to go to 8800's when they come out

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And you need a 550$ PSU to run them in SLI. <br />
<a href="http://www.pcpower.com/products/viewproduct.php?show=T1KWSR" target="_blank">http://www.pcpower.com/products/view...hp?show=T1KWSR</a> This one to be exact. (Only PSU on the market that can run G80s in SLI, unless a new one came out in the past week..)
 

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Blimey, you must have one heck of a budget.<br />
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X6800 for sure. Kicks the FX-62 in every test there is.<br />
Corsair RAM over the mushkin in my opinion - most will disagree because of bad experiences with support and RMA... but it is faster in this case.<br />
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Are you open to other suggestions concerning RAM?
 

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Without any hesitation, I recommend the Core 2 Extreme over the FX-62. As stated before me, if it's at all possible, I would wait until the Core 2 Quad QX6700 is available. The price is right in line with the X6800, and will be far more 'future-proof'. <br />
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There is no good argument for going with the FX-62 in a new build at this point, it simply cannot give you anywhere near the performance the Intel chips have right now. It would be a supreme waste of your money.<br />
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As for a motherboard, I agree with the statement of avoiding any nVidia chipsets for the Intel C2D and C2 Extreme right now. Go with a board with the 975X or 965 series Intel chipsets right now.<br />
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As for RAM, buy a 2GB set with Micron D9GMH chips in them. I suggest <a href="http://www.tankguys.biz/ddr2-3338-p-1692.html?osCsid=c8e6ccd9a77531e22a9000d18b898375" target="_blank">Team Group TXDD2048M800HC3DC</a>, but any RAM at all using those ICs will get you about the best overclocks and timings available at this point.
 

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Of course, and the buget isn't as bad as it sounds when the U covers 50%. One of the pers of the program I guess. Lol, they ever covered 50% of watercooling.<br />
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When are the quad cores due out?<br />
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And how come you can't step up to the G80, I didn't see a limitation on the box, just within 90 days, reciept, blah, blah?
 

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November 14th I believe for the quad core. It'll be about 1100$.<br />
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eVGA isnt allowing it and alot of customers are mad, theres a recent post on this forum somewhere.<br />
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If there policy says it and they refuse it, you could always threaten a law suit.. hah..
 

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Quad Cores are out in November(18th?)<br />
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EVGA for some reason is saying that you can't step up between card generations
 

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Quad cores are due out this month. G80 within 2 weeks.<br />
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RAM? I would get - OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-8000 Dual Channel Titanium Alpha XTC Series DDR2 (give me more time and I could probably find better)<br />
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What is U?
 

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So it looks like Intel right now (I feel so dirty, eww, the dirts not coming off). So say I wait for a Quad core (or Core 2 Quad or whatever it'll be called). How's it work in 64 bit enviornments (Red Hat, Vista, etc)?<br />
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What motherboard are people thinking is good fore the X6800 then?
 

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If you want the best performance now, get the X6800. If you know that you won't be upgrading much for a year or two then go with AM2.. hopefully they'll release something b1g s00n <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">So it looks like Intel right now (I feel so dirty, eww, the dirts not coming off). So say I wait for a Quad core (or Core 2 Quad or whatever it'll be called). How's it work in 64 bit enviornments (Red Hat, Vista, etc)?<br />
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</div>I was wondering how the QX6700 did in 64 bit envirnments also... I never found the answer but if its like the other C2Ds then it will be like 5-10% performance lost =/
 

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I would say the ASUS P5W64 WS Professional i975X <br />
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4 x PCI-E x16 slots! Room for physics and all that rubbish.<br />
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Or the new Abit board - it's been having great reviews. Abit AW9D-Max i975X<br />
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Quad core should do pretty well in 64 bit - better than a FX-62 any day. (due to another 2 cores).
 

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Crucial Technology $230<br />
<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820148017" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148017</a><br />
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Get this RAM, there is nothing else better available (D9GHM)
 
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