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Intel E5400 vs AMD x2 6000+

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May 25, 2010 7:32:21 PM

Right so I have never bought or been familiar with an intel cpu, but in this case I have no choice really. So i'm looking for the similar intel equivalent of the 6000+. Would an E5400 be faster or slower than the 6000+? The E5400 is the cheapest option at this point.

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May 25, 2010 7:37:55 PM

An E5400 is actully a good bit faster than the Athlon 6000 will also overclock alot better too.

I am assuming you already have a motherboard for this or something because I dont understand how this could be your only option.

Can you explain why this is the only option.
May 25, 2010 7:39:39 PM

Well I need the cheapest best performing motherboard and cpu combo for what my budget allows. Could you recommend anything better?
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May 25, 2010 7:42:14 PM

OK tell me your budget and tell me what you already have.

I am assuming you will be reusing some DDR2 RAM?

Basically give a list of what you do need and budget and I bet there are better options I could find for you.
May 25, 2010 7:48:22 PM

Ok thanks! Well my budget is around 115 pounds, 133 euros. I'm using DDR2 memory I still have (i'm south african so in rands its R1300). I have everything except for a motherboard and cpu. 23 " monitor, HD 3850, 2 gigs ram, 450 watt psu. Note* I only use this pc for online gaming, so nothing too extravagant. I use the Xbox 360 for everything else. Makes gaming cheaper this way :) .

www.take2.co.za if you would like to work it out in rands. Heres the cpu http://www.take2.co.za/electronics-intel-boxed-core-duo...
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May 25, 2010 8:00:50 PM

O wow ok I see what you mean is there any other websites that you can order from if you could find an AMD Athlon II x3 and an AM2+ Motherboard which will use DDR2 ram that would be your best bet. The site you listed does not have too many options.

I am not sure how much it will cost for them to ship to you but you could check.

CPU
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/191955

Motherboard
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/161316
or
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/161114

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May 25, 2010 8:21:26 PM

The Athlon II x3 is much faster then the E5400 and is just way above an Athlon 6000+.

Well its looking like the E5400 is your best option just get a motherboard that will OC it good and it will be a pretty good gamer.
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May 25, 2010 8:59:39 PM

i actually have that board, its wonderful, that and the e5400 will do perfectly,

a word of caution, that board only plays nice with ddr2 667 and 800

http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=prodmbspec&maincat_no...

yes, i mean the pc will literally not POST with less than 667mhz ram

other than that, just wonderful, gl with the build
May 25, 2010 9:10:30 PM

Thanks guys, been a great help. Last quick question, how much faster will the E5400 be than the 6000+? Just to get a good picture of what the difference is.
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May 25, 2010 9:46:34 PM

http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=7913&page=5

ok, the e6700 listed in the review is the 65nm version @ 2.66ghz (conroe), the e5400 gives a bit more performance than this because it is 45nm and it is 2.7ghz, another key advantage is power usage and dissipation, intel 45nm duals are known for being insanely power efficient...
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May 25, 2010 11:48:56 PM

xaira said:
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=7913&page=5

ok, the e6700 listed in the review is the 65nm version @ 2.66ghz (conroe), the e5400 gives a bit more performance than this because it is 45nm and it is 2.7ghz, another key advantage is power usage and dissipation, intel 45nm duals are known for being insanely power efficient...

And can OC very very very good with good cooling you can get that E5400 dam near 4ghz.
May 26, 2010 6:25:44 AM

Very nice! Well, i'll go for the E5400 for a bit of future proofing :D 
Thanks again guys.
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May 26, 2010 8:48:49 PM

saaiello said:
An E5400 is actully a good bit faster than the Athlon 6000 will also overclock alot better too.


Actually, they are about the same at stock. E5400 is the better OC option.
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May 26, 2010 9:03:42 PM

I not really sure the OP was given sound advice here. The E5400 is pretty close to the same speed as the 6000, if thats what he has now. I think he would be better off getting and AM2+ board if reusing DDR2 is in the mix. That would be as future proof as DDR2 is going to get.
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