EDIT: You can even downgrade on the MB, as it will be overkill for your setup. These are just ideas, so choose what suits you.
EDIT: I'll admit, Intel improved a little with their manufacturing, so these CPUs don't get too warm (unless under load). But granted, I've seen temps that after overclocking, they've hit 61C with the stock fan. And oh, I should note that my Athlon 64 3000+ based on old 130nm technology idles at 24C.
Really Great Deal
Pros: Very overclockable, price cant be beat
Other Thoughts: Running 3.5 ghz at 33/51 degrees idle/load with a Cooler Master RR-LCH-P9E1 silent heatsink & Artic Silver 5.
Reviewed By: Curved, 7/27/2006 5:03:55 PM
Wherever xxsk8er101xx gets his info from, I'd like to see it. This is straight from Newegg, and he wasn't even using a stock cooler. Be prepared to buy new cooling should you choose to get a Pentium D.
No, I'm a price/performance fanboy. Sorry that I'm not a fan for sucker products. Oh well. He says he'll be upgrading later, perhaps in a year. Who knows what will be out by then. But for now, that Pentium D setup falls behind the AM2 setup. Oh, but I'm sorry. I'm an AMD fanboy right? Well, I guess your an Intel fanboy. Perhaps you didn't look at the benchmarks? Or perhaps you're too blind to realize that the Pentium D setup fell behind the AMD setup?
fanboys all they care about is you getting what they want you to get.
Are you talking about yourself? Cause it certainly looks like it
I offered the AMD setup b/c they had the best price/performance and best performance-per-watt given those two setups. I guess you'll have to OC like a madman, get better cooling, and pay more for your power bill.
EDIT: Please Note: xxsk8er101xx uses short, 1 line attacks like "jerk" and "fanboy" and gives no reason/explanation. I at least provide some info as to why I provided my advice.
Hmmm.... let me think. Did you even bother to read the rest of my post? I was going off what the original poster said, that he didn't plan to upgrade for another year.
Looking at the current setups, could you provide anything that can outperform the two? I think not, given his budget.
But all of a sudden, it's as if he's buying a Core 2 right now! The last time I checked, the E6300 was $229, about $80 more than the X2 3800+, and about $130 more than his first setup.
As for your third point, that's better. Yes, being future upgradeable with Core 2 is good, but it seems as if you completely alienated the competition. Besides, since when was AM2 "old technology"? AMD just released it, and perhaps they'll improve upon it later, perhaps not.
In the end, I was offering suggestions based on his current situation and needs.
im mainly trying to spend as least as possible, and then upgrade in a year or so
Unless he had said otherwise that he would upgrade within the next month or two, the AM2 setup would suit him well until next year.
I like the 2 Amd components you suggested to me and if this Intel setup doesn't work to my standards then I will probably go with those 2. Considering if i removed the mobo and processor and went with the 2 amd ones instead its only 33$ more.
But my question to you is will this Pentium D 805 be better then a Celeron 2.0Ghz by quite a bit... Thats all im after, then I can put in a C2D when I want and another Gig of Ram. I just want alot of room to upgrade.
I didn't go with Intel just because of the C2D, I actually debated over AMD & intel quite a few times. I'm mainly hoping just to have something better then a Celeron 2.0ghz.
And if I was to go AMD are those 2 components the best bang for the buck. And if you were to suggest a different video card considering you said the one I had picked out sucked, I have a ( ATI Radeon 9550 AGP @ 4X right now ), which one would you suggest under 80$ - 100$ max.
Thanks for any comments or suggestions, I'm still open to them considering I dont have my parts until end of the week probably, if it all doesn't feel quite abit better I could possibly go the AMD route.