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January 2, 2007 3:30:41 PM

CPU: INTEL CORE 2 DUO E6400 2.13GHz DUAL CORE 1066MHZ FSB
Motherboard : ECS P4M890T-M2 MAINBOARD 1066MHz FSB SUPPORT
Memory : 1GB DDR-2 533FSB (PC4200) Memory
Hard Drive : 250GB 7200RPM SATA II Hard Drive


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CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-945GM-S2
Memory: 1GB DDR2 667Mhz AM RAM
Hard Drive: 160GB SATA HD

Both would be running a 7600GT. First is about 25 dollars more expensive. Not sure if I'd ever overclock, but I defenately would'nt rule it out. Which should I get?

Thanks

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January 2, 2007 5:05:01 PM

Quote:
CPU: INTEL CORE 2 DUO E6400 2.13GHz DUAL CORE 1066MHZ FSB
Motherboard : ECS P4M890T-M2 MAINBOARD 1066MHz FSB SUPPORT
Memory : 1GB DDR-2 533FSB (PC4200) Memory
Hard Drive : 250GB 7200RPM SATA II Hard Drive


OR


CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-945GM-S2
Memory: 1GB DDR2 667Mhz AM RAM
Hard Drive: 160GB SATA HD

Both would be running a 7600GT. First is about 25 dollars more expensive. Not sure if I'd ever overclock, but I defenately would'nt rule it out. Which should I get?

Thanks


The first one has slower RAM which is a little obnoxious, but a larger hard drive and slightly faster CPU. I'd say go for that, but look into the overclocking options of that motherboard first.
January 2, 2007 5:42:28 PM

Quote:
CPU: INTEL CORE 2 DUO E6400 2.13GHz DUAL CORE 1066MHZ FSB
Motherboard : ECS P4M890T-M2 MAINBOARD 1066MHz FSB SUPPORT
Memory : 1GB DDR-2 533FSB (PC4200) Memory
Hard Drive : 250GB 7200RPM SATA II Hard Drive


OR


CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-945GM-S2
Memory: 1GB DDR2 667Mhz AM RAM
Hard Drive: 160GB SATA HD

Both would be running a 7600GT. First is about 25 dollars more expensive. Not sure if I'd ever overclock, but I defenately would'nt rule it out. Which should I get?

Thanks



Unless you burn a lot of CDs and DVDs the 160GB HDD will be fine. I have a 250GB and I still have close to half after a year. The faster RAM will also be better to have.

I'd say Choice #2.
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January 2, 2007 5:46:40 PM

If you do OC then the second one is better, the mem will be better and so wil the motherboard! At stock speeds the first will be better because of the processor difference, so base you decision on OC'ing or not!

Best,

3Ball
January 2, 2007 6:51:03 PM

I've never OCed before, so how complicated/unsafe is that? I probably won't have many, if any extra fans at all. Also, are you sure that the second mobo can even OC? I coulda sworn i read on some newegg review that it couldn't.
January 2, 2007 7:36:33 PM

on a tight budget i would personally wait for the E4300 as it will be alot cheaper and still same cache and speed as the current E6300 also motherboard prices will have dropped and you could probably catch a 965 motherboard on the cheap
January 2, 2007 8:01:12 PM

dont be stingy with the ram you will regret it
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