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July 14, 2007 2:22:55 AM

So i'm building a PC, and i don't know if i should go with the Amd 2 athlon 64 dual-core 6000 3.0Ghz or the Intel core 2 duo 2.4 Ghz.
It will be most for gaming.
The guy at the shop said that the core 2 duo was unstable with game and that i will rush with it, but with what I've heard, the core 2 duo don't really have big problem about it.

So what do you suggest to me?

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July 14, 2007 2:34:56 AM

That guy at your shop knows nothing. Unstable? No way! They perform almost equally, but if overclocking, get the Core 2. If not, it is just a matter of personal preference between the two.
July 14, 2007 3:38:57 AM

If you are running at stock speeds, the 6000+ is currently the better deal because it's cheaper and performs roughly the same as the e6600.

But if you want to OC, the e6600 is the better choice, and the guy at the shop doesn't know what he's talking about.
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July 14, 2007 4:11:25 AM

Use tool:
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Find game close to what you are intending to play.

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Enjoy your purchase!

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July 14, 2007 2:21:39 PM

I say 5200+ and OC it to 3ghz or a low end C2D(I know nothing of c2d's code names I know the E6600 is the highest) with 4mb cache and oc that to 3ghz
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July 14, 2007 3:03:21 PM

Well being the hard-core gamer I am(hearts, Minesweeper and Solitaire). If you look at the CPU charts they are both close. The AMD is cheaper but a little slower. The GPU will make a bigger difference in games. So you can save some money with the AMD and get a better Video Card.

But like the above posts say "IF" you are going to overclock get the Intel E6600 or even the E6420.

1Haplo
July 14, 2007 3:11:24 PM

This is not the first time I heard a salesman pushing an x2 (or turion) over a C2D. Shame on the salespeople for trying to unload their amd stock on customers.
July 14, 2007 3:44:20 PM

LouieV3 said:
I say 5200+ and OC it to 3ghz or a low end C2D(I know nothing of c2d's code names I know the E6600 is the highest) with 4mb cache and oc that to 3ghz

The E6600 is on the lower end of the Core 2 scale; if overclocking at all, any Core 2 will kick the crap out of any Athlon X2.
July 14, 2007 5:57:22 PM

It all depends, the E6700 vs X2 6000, the intel cpu will be faster by Only 7-9%, info from MAX PC. Unless you are planning to OC you are better off with an INtel CPU, AMD'S will run much cooler just because the EE 65 watts.

GL
July 14, 2007 6:34:27 PM

bluntside said:
It all depends, the E6700 vs X2 6000, the intel cpu will be faster by Only 7-9%, info from MAX PC. Unless you are planning to OC you are better off with an INtel CPU, AMD'S will run much cooler just because the EE 65 watts.

GL
There is no EE Athlon X2 6000+ and the chip consumes as much power as the QX6800.
July 14, 2007 7:11:54 PM

Dude, get an Intel E6750 on July 22 for $180 with a P35 motherboard.
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