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Q6600 on a Gigabyte EP45-UD3R

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March 15, 2011 3:45:51 AM

I am still running an old S939 X2 4200 overclocked at 2.8 on a now classic DFI motherboard. The parts from a machine listed below are being sold not too far from me with an asking price of $400.00. What is worth $400.00 today? Is the box with these parts in in worth the upgrade considering they, too, now are a little bit old. I was thinking of going in with a hard price of $300.00 and making it a buyers market. I am ok either way, if the guy wants to hold out for his asking price, but having a new computer to play with sounds like fun... and it is time.

To keep my old parts and upgrade from newegg, I would need a new CPU/heatsink, motherboard, and ram.



Intel Q6600 Core2Quad http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4gb (2x2gb) G.Skill DDR2 1066 Memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte EP45-UD3R Rev 1.1 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

640gb SATA HDD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

160gb and 200gb IDE HDD's

Silverstone ST60F 600w Modular Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ultra Aluminus Full Tower Case

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March 15, 2011 2:43:47 PM

Q6600 is about 3 years old now, but still a good CPU. I still have dual GTX 260. The WD Black is still a great hard drive, I wouldn't even touch those IDE hard drives.
Silverstone is a trusted power supply. I'd say $400 is pretty decent, but if you can lower it to $300, you're getting a steal.

This rig would probably be better than any AMD Athlon X2, X3, or X4 setup.
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March 17, 2011 5:00:34 AM

He is firm at $350. I am very tempted. I would have to drive close to an hour to go get it.

I would likely keep my Corsair 750 PSU and my Sapphire 4890, but that 600W PSE and GTX 260 would go in my current system rebuilt for my son.



"This rig would probably be better than any AMD Athlon X2, X3, or X4 setup."

Is no one going to defend AMD here. :)  I have read of how awesome the Q6600 is. Do most of them reach 3GHz?


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March 17, 2011 12:58:37 PM

Titanion said:
He is firm at $350. I am very tempted. I would have to drive close to an hour to go get it.

I would likely keep my Corsair 750 PSU and my Sapphire 4890, but that 600W PSE and GTX 260 would go in my current system rebuilt for my son.



"This rig would probably be better than any AMD Athlon X2, X3, or X4 setup."

Is no one going to defend AMD here. :)  I have read of how awesome the Q6600 is. Do most of them reach 3GHz?


$350 it is then. Those Q6600 are still going on ebay for $100-$200 depending on what the stepping is on it.

They over clock to 3 Ghz with little effort. Just bump the FSB up to 333mhz and BAM!, you're at 3 Ghz on stock voltage. But since it is a 65nm cpu, you can't overclock it too much.
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