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Which is better A or B ???

Total: 12 votes (2 blank votes)

  • System A with q6600
  • 40 %
  • System A with e8600
  • 10 %
  • System B
  • 30 %
  • System I DONT CARE !!!
  • 20 %
August 16, 2008 9:37:35 PM

For 22" and 25.5" (upgrade later) monitor

THX and dont forget to give reasons :) 


System A
EVGA 750i
2 - EVGA gtx260 in SLI
q6600 @ 3.2 or 3.6 if i can OC that high
( or a e8600 not sure how high u can OC with this MB tho )
4gigs @ 800mhz 4-4-3-8 timing

or

System B
Biostar P45 Tpower
E8600 @ 4.5+
4870x2
4gigs @ 1066mhz 5-5-5-15


same PSU,HD,DVD,CASE,HSF in both rigs.

This rig will be for WARHAMMER online Starcraft2 and what ever FPS is great :) 

WAR is the main reason for the build and is rumored to be sli optimized...

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August 16, 2008 10:43:24 PM

Comon guys help me out, i dont wana waste 1500 buckaroos!!!
August 16, 2008 11:15:03 PM

I would say option 2 with q6600, possibly exchanging p45 for x38/48 board for possible tri/quad crossfire upgrade in the future. It's more cost effective to upgrade that way so your existing card isn't wasted.

Starcraft 2, like most major future games, will be quad optimized. And 4.5+ on e8600 is shaky despite capable motherboard. Benchmarkers do it, but you shouldn't. The 45nm process chip does not tolerate vcore well. The voltage you'd need to achieve stable 4.5+ghz is dangerous for day to day operation no matter how you cool it. You risk sudden death at such clock rate. Benchmarkers have done 5ghz on liquid cooling before, but they're rich and don't need to actually use their computer. And no matter how you oc it the dual chip will still lag behind quad on multithreaded applications.

Nehalem is initially quad with ht (8 threads) with octo with ht (16 threads) on the way. Current Kentsfield/Yorkfield is quad without ht (4 threads), Harpertown (such as e8600) is dual without ht (2 threads). The future is multithreaded. E8600 does not stand a chance, no matter the clock rate.
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August 16, 2008 11:18:37 PM

Option C:

Asus P5Q3 Deluxe
4870 x2
E8600

Threads and cores dont mean ship until Apps become optimized for threads. When that day comes all the above will be outdated anyhow.
August 16, 2008 11:48:37 PM

I think System B

those 2 choices are very close.
I checked out these parts. what do you think? will these be better for you than those?

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X48-DS4

CPU: E8600

RAM:
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 2 sets of those and you got 4GB. Im not sure of how well that RAM works with the Mobo but another similarly priced RAM Set will do.

GPU: 4870

You mentioned that you have a $1500 budget. Those 4 parts come out to to a little under $800 after rebates. So that means that you still have $600 to spend on the Case, PSU, OS, DVD, and HDD. I dont think that will break your budget by more than 50 bucks after you add in the rest. But i might be wrong. I don't know what case, HDD and etc that you have so i cant determine that.





August 17, 2008 12:17:31 AM

thanks guys for the input

Im trying to sell my rig i just built

q6600 at 3.2mhz 1.4vc
visiontek 4870 790/1100
gigabyte x48-ds4
WD 640g HD

it works great but i wana sell for a little more thatn i made and build again it was so fun!!!
August 17, 2008 12:21:59 AM

licid24 said:
thanks guys for the input

Im trying to sell my rig i just built

q6600 at 3.2mhz 1.4vc
visiontek 4870 790/1100
gigabyte x48-ds4
WD 640g HD

it works great but i wana sell for a little more thatn i made and build again it was so fun!!!

Lol, it would work just as well, if not better than your new rigs, if you just add a second 4870 in cf. You're going to lose money by selling. :na: 
August 17, 2008 12:23:21 AM

not if i sell it for more than i made it for. and prices have dropped :)  plus its fun as long as i dont lose money :) 

im thinking a

4870x2
q9550

no way it will be slower than my rig now :) 
August 17, 2008 12:25:26 AM

licid24 said:
not if i sell it for more than i made it for. and prices have dropped :)  plus its fun as long as i dont lose money :) 

im thinking a

4870x2
q9550

no way it will be slower than my rig now :) 

You'll lose money. People don't trust strangers. And as you said, prices have dropped. :na: 
August 17, 2008 12:31:12 AM

B I heard the motherboard can overclock like a motherf.
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