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<div style="font-style:italic">I disagree. Time & again nVidia chipsets have proven inferior to Intel chipsets when used with the Intel platform. That's just teh current state of things right now. Once nVidia gets the 6xx series chipsets going, that may change, but right now, they're not available, and are unproven at this time. The only <i>real</i> proven performers for C2D and C2 Extreme right now are the Intel 975X & 965 chipsets. DFI should have their mobo based on the ATI RD600 chipset that <i>should</i> dominate the field, but again, it's not released to the public yet and as such, I consider unproven.</div>

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</div>The x6800/QX6700 have an unlocked multiplier so that the FSB problems plaguing everyone else with locked multi don't affect him
 

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Yes but he has to raise the FSB to get the RAM you advised him to get at maximum speeds.<br />
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Well not specifically the RAM you told him to get, but any RAM. (If he even needs it at 1000+ anyway)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">The x6800/QX6700 have an unlocked multiplier so that the FSB problems plaguing everyone else with locked multi don't affect him</div>

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</div>Limiting your memory frequency and trying to make it up with multipliers is asinine, as the whole point of getting the high end CPU is to maximize performance. <br />
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Memory frequency = performance, pure and simple.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Limiting your memory frequency and trying to make it up with multipliers is asinine, as the whole point of getting the high end CPU is to maximize performance. <br />
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Memory frequency = performance, pure and simple.</div>

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</div>Nvidia chipsets are maxing out at around 350-375, so while he may not be able to run at 450 or whatever else Intel is maxing out on he can still use his 2x7900GTX<br />
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He could just wait for 680i
 

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</div>Yea I think that's the bottom line.<br />
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That RAM that boredom advised to get.<br />
G80? (I think the 7900's will last you till R600)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">good advice. R600?</div>

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</div>ATI's new chipset, not much is known<br />
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EDIT: Oops, I thought it said RD600, R600 is ATI's DX10 card
 

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Geforce 8800 series with DX10 launches Nov. 8. Don't know if you can actually purchase a card on that date, though...
 

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Okay, I've decided to stick with a new FX-60 and K8N motherboard, and wait for a new set-up for an alternate CPU.<br />
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But here's the real question? When is the Quadfather due out and how much will it be? Also is it worth it over the likely intel chips at this time (from what we know now)?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Okay, I've decided to stick with a new FX-60 and K8N motherboard, and wait for a new set-up for an alternate CPU.<br />
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But here's the real question? When is the Quadfather due out and how much will it be? Also is it worth it over the likely intel chips at this time (from what we know now)?</div>

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</div>It's out in November, prices for the CPU are between $700-$1000 and they will be sold in pairs. It probably won't be better than Kentsfield right out of the box but once quad cores are out and you throw them in there, nothing will come close to touching it.
 

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I gotta say, I think you're making a big mistake by keeping the FX-60 when you have the opportunity to go with the X6800. Just from a financial standpoint, you're going to get a lot more from an X6800 & related parts than you will for the FX-60 when you decide to move up to quad core. The memory change will be worth it anyways, because any upgrade after this will need DDR2 anyways (unless you plan on holding out for DDR3, which I don't see hitting the mainstream for quite a while). I just can't see a convincing argument for staying with AMD right now, and this is coming from someone who's been an AMD stalwart for years now.
 
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