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hoping to build soon Q6600, Q6700, or E6850

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July 25, 2007 6:52:08 AM

ok, i have about $1700 saved up for a new computer. i really only play coutner-strike, half-life 2, and battlefield 2. my computer is 6 years old and i need help building a new one.

i have these items picked out so far:

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1681... or http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1681...

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1682...

MOBO: i need help with finding a really good one to be compatible.

GFX CARD: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1681...

HD: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1682...

CASE: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1681...


*i was wondering if i should even spend money on the 8800gtx or get the 7950GT 512mb overclocked, considering i dont really like vista, yet i hear directx10 is coming out so which one do u guys prefer....?

**please help with mobo options
July 25, 2007 7:53:47 AM

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July 25, 2007 8:19:25 PM

I say its a good build, you can get the CPUs for cheaper than on they are on newegg. The 8800GTX is king for now so I would go with that if you have the money.

If your not a heavy overclocker, you can get much cheaper ram and still have great performance :) .

For motherboard try: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Good luck with your build :)  I love that case btw.
July 25, 2007 9:53:42 PM

That memory is WAY WAYYY overpriced, try some nice crucial ballistix at $125:

Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo, I'd go with a GA-P35-DS3R, and about the CPU unless you're not going to upgrade anytime soon then go for the Q6600, otherwise I'd go for an E6750. (Probably will last like 18 months to 2 years kicking ass)

Last but not least you need a decent PSU to power that system, I recommend the Corsair 520HX, Antec NeoHE 550, or Seasonic S12 550W for that setup.
August 8, 2007 3:07:52 AM

I am also building a new system at this time--first time btw...I am building specifically 4 gaming, and went through a long debate between Q6600, or E6850. In the end I went 4 the E6850 due to the greater speed, faster fsb, better overclocking, and less heat. From what I read the Q6600 runs pretty hot. Check the CPU comparison Charts of 2007 on this site--even though Supreme Commander takes advantage of all 4 cores of a Quad core, the e6850 was on a par with the q6600 in benchmarks 4 this game. Howwever, it outdoes the quad in other games that are not multi threaded by a large margin. Anyways, it is not neceassarily a straightforward decision...but that is how I chose in the end. If you do buy the Q6600 be sure to get the newer version with Go Stepping if possible...read on another post that Club-It.com will help to see you get that model. Good luck--hope this helped.
August 8, 2007 7:01:55 AM

Q6600 vs E6850 :
http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3038&p=...

Q6600 vs Q6700 :
Q6600 is 2.4 and Q6700 is 2.6 , but the price difference is nearly $300, which isnt worth it , if u dont even OC a Q6600 , it performs near a Q6700 (200mhz difference isnt noticable very much)
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