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Pentium D 8xx Model 830 Dual Core

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December 28, 2006 3:55:58 PM

I found a PD 8XX Model 830 for 80 bucks. Any opinions good deal or let pass by? I'm thinking of putting it with a ASUS P5NSLI board. Any help would be appreciated.
December 28, 2006 4:08:10 PM

It won't hold a candle to the Core 2 Duos, but for the price it's not too bad. You might wanna cough up another couple of $20s and get an E4300 in a couple of weeks though. Your P5NSLI motherboard will support either CPU no prob.
December 28, 2006 4:15:11 PM

The E4300 won't be ~$120 until Q2 2007. It will be $163 on the release date of January 17th.

The 830 is a steal for $80, as long as you have a decent power supply and a good cooler to go with it.
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December 28, 2006 4:15:46 PM

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It won't hold a candle to the Core 2 Duos, but for the price it's not too bad. You might wanna cough up another couple of $20s and get an E4300 in a couple of weeks though. Your P5NSLI motherboard will support either CPU no prob.


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December 28, 2006 5:00:13 PM

If you're building a budget system, a d8xx series cpu will serve you well.
80$ is not bad for the 3Ghz model, but considering that a d805(the easiest to overclock in that family) is routinely available at 90-100$ nowadays, it's no ground-breaking deal.

If you already have a MB that only accepts p4s and pentiumd Ds, and you're upgrading from an older pentium (or god forbid, celeron), then I'd say go for it.

If you're building a new system, I'd recommend you save up a little more (or wait a few months for the price drops) and build a system based on an E4xx, those will be priced well under 150$ (after the price drops). The current low-end E6300&E6400 will be given 4Mb of cache, and will be priced <200$, making them a good choice for a budget build as well, whether you OC or not.

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December 28, 2006 11:05:21 PM

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I found a PD 8XX Model 830 for 80 bucks. Any opinions good deal or let pass by? I'm thinking of putting it with a ASUS P5NSLI board. Any help would be appreciated.

Not bad! I also saw an OEM AM2 X2 3800+ on enwegg for $108; it will perform better than the D830, possibly on a cheaper mombo and overclock better, so keep an eye on it too:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103732R
December 28, 2006 11:29:25 PM

That x2 is a hellavu deal too. Nice find.
December 28, 2006 11:40:07 PM

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It won't hold a candle to the Core 2 Duos, but for the price it's not too bad. You might wanna cough up another couple of $20s and get an E4300 in a couple of weeks though. Your P5NSLI motherboard will support either CPU no prob.


what make you think p5nsli can support e 4300.
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December 29, 2006 12:25:35 AM

Its not a great CPU by any stretch... If u can, try get a 9xx, they run cooler and are a bit better. C2D still roxxor, but this should see u thru, depending on your use. Also with that mobo should OC to 4Ghz

For comparison... im using a 925 3ghz oc to 3.8(due to bad mobo) with 1950xt, and i can run Oblivion, fear, bf2, CoD2 and the like at 12x10 pretty much max everything, totally playable.
December 29, 2006 2:57:28 AM

Depends on which one we are talking about

P5N32-SLI DOESNT support Core 2 Duo
P5N32-SLI SE Does support Core 2 Duo (Some people say they have to update the BIOS first before using it but its still supported)
P5N32-SLI Premium Does support Core 2 Duo with no problems
December 29, 2006 6:46:26 AM

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what make you think p5nsli can support e 4300.


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