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March 24, 2008 12:53:24 PM

I'm building a new system but I don't really know much about the intel's currently running a amd 3600x2 @2.8. What would be a decent dual core processor for under $200 to go with a P35 DS3L and 8800gt? I plan to O.C.

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March 24, 2008 2:51:00 PM

KyleSTL said:
Or a E2180 (for considerably less dough).

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

It will not require DDR2 1066 ram [to overclock] because of the lower FSB (and higher multiplier), and it's $100 less than the E6750. Should easily do 3.0-3.2ghz.


Um you can OC a E6750 with DDR2-800. And I got 2GB of DDR2-1066 for $60 bucks which is not that bad. Plus it just helps knowing it will run faster easier without any stress.
March 24, 2008 3:14:53 PM

Honestly if you got a 3600 X2 running at 2.8 Ghz you won't see a tangible difference, there WILL be a difference you can be sure of that, but not a tangible one. My advice would be buy an 8800GT if your graphics card isn't cutting it anymore, get 2GB of ram incase you already don't have it (which I doubt), and stay with this build until Nehalem chips can be found on early 2009, because by then you will not only see a true difference in speed, but also more cores.
March 24, 2008 3:58:02 PM

Pick one you like best.

For less than $200...E6550.
For overclocking, a 2GB PC6400 memory kit from Corsair or Crucial. You should be able to set the clock on the E6550 to 400MHz (1600 FSB) which will result in a 2.8GHz overclock. The E6550 multiplier is 7. SLA9X
You should be able to achieve the 400MHz clock speed without raising the processor core voltage.
March 24, 2008 5:04:57 PM

jimmysmitty said:
Um you can OC a E6750 with DDR2-800. And I got 2GB of DDR2-1066 for $60 bucks which is not that bad. Plus it just helps knowing it will run faster easier without any stress.

I never said you couldn't, however you're limited to 3.2Ghz (8x400Mhz) before you begin to overclock your ram. Mind you, the processor is more expensive (much more) and the ram to be able to overclock is also more expensive (not considerably). This is the reason why I say E2180, because the OP is on a tight (ish) budget and can get much more bang/buck for the lower C2s. The E4500 or E4600 would also be excellent choices for $120 & $140, respectively.

The lower cost can also translate to a better (and more expensive) cooler for overclocking (i.e. better overclock and lower temperatures). This author recommends the Scythe Ninja, Infinity (Mugen), Xigmatek S1263, or Thermalright 120 Ultra (or Extreme) [in the large and heavy class] - more recommendations can be made if size is an issue with the current setup.
March 24, 2008 8:16:22 PM

emp said:
Honestly if you got a 3600 X2 running at 2.8 Ghz you won't see a tangible difference, there WILL be a difference you can be sure of that, but not a tangible one. My advice would be buy an 8800GT if your graphics card isn't cutting it anymore, get 2GB of ram incase you already don't have it (which I doubt), and stay with this build until Nehalem chips can be found on early 2009, because by then you will not only see a true difference in speed, but also more cores.


Um.. I have a 8800gt and 2g of ddr2 800 lol?

But yea just wanted to build another system and keep my current one for extra gaming/server machine
March 24, 2008 8:31:21 PM

Because of the videocard you have, a new Intel system will not likely make you say WOW!
There are measurable differences, but in reality what you have is pretty fast.
I went from an X2 3800+ 939 w/7600GS to an E8400 w/8800 GTS 512. The gaming difference is very significant. Otherwise they both seem the same. Go figure...
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March 24, 2008 11:19:34 PM

Newf said:
Because of the videocard you have, a new Intel system will not likely make you say WOW!
There are measurable differences, but in reality what you have is pretty fast.
I went from an X2 3800+ 939 w/7600GS to an E8400 w/8800 GTS 512. The gaming difference is very significant. Otherwise they both seem the same. Go figure...


Yea I went from a P4EE 3.4GHz 2MB L3 cache and a X850XT to a Q6600 and a HD2900Pro. Even then the difference was amazing.

But my fiance mad a bigger leap. She went from a eMachines that I upgraded a bit, so a P4 2.8GHz and a PCI Radeon 9250 to the P4EE 3.4GHz 2MB L3 cache and a X850XT. Her jump was probably much greater considering her old machine was so crappy it pissed me off. And I am a tranquil person too.

But the difference in gaming will be small. The CPU only really effects the lower FPS. Of course some game would benefit from a newer CPU like TF2 since Source scales very well with faster CPUs plus the physics is offloaded to the CPU. But overall most games wont be able to tell the difference.

But if you insist then a E6750 or a E4xxx or even the Pentum DC E2xxx series will be great. Any of them OC like champs and do stuff faster than you can say a.....
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