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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: or


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




*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:

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

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 on another post that will help to see you get that model. Good luck--hope this helped.
August 8, 2007 7:01:55 AM

Q6600 vs E6850 :

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)