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Old April 24, 2007, 07:04 AM
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hi there, I know i'm making alot of posts latley but I just cant help it lol.

Anyways my question is, do you think its worth just buying a new AM2 motherboard so I can overclock my am2 4200+ cpu, or should I buy a new intell board and get a e6600 cpu.

Is the extra $200-$300 worth the upgrade to an e6600? or am i better off just stiking with my 4200?

Im just interested in your guys opinions and even solid numbers to show me one way or the other.
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Old April 24, 2007, 07:08 AM
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For one thing, your upgrade wouldn't be $200-$300.

C2D chips might have dropped in price, but decent mobos are still quite high.

Do you really need the extra power a C2D would give you?
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Old April 24, 2007, 07:17 AM
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E6600= $269.99

http://www.ncix.com/go/?intelpricemove
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Old April 24, 2007, 07:20 AM
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Man that is a great price, my credit card is now quivering in my wallet
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Do you really need the extra power a C2D would give you?
Thats the only question you gotta ask yourself. If you think you need it, then go for it!
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Old April 24, 2007, 07:29 AM
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ya I guess the extra power ain't really needed lol. I just like knowing I have it if i needed it. I'm thinking ill just stick with amd, I've used them for 6 years now might as well not stop till I have to lol.

Ok then, heres my next Q, whats a good aftermarket air cpu cooling system and motherboard thats around $150-$200 to oc with for AM2? preferably around the $50 mark or less.
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Old April 24, 2007, 07:33 AM
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Can't really help you out on that one as im into watercooling since a while now

But i heard good things about this one : Zalman CNPS9500 AM2 CPU Cooler

and this one : Scythe Infinity CPU Cooler
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I just like having it cause I can, hehe. And yes my health suffers because I have to eat nothing but KD for a year but hey.......... at least I have a smoken computer.
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Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pwm AM2 S754 S939 S940 900-2200RPM 40CFM 4PIN Heatsink Fan - DirectCanada

Biostar Tforce 550 SE ATX AM2 Nforce 550 1PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 4PCI SATA2 RAID Sound GBLAN Motherboard - DirectCanada

That combo will cost you $130-140 shipped. Will overclock nice too.
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DFI Infinity NF UltraII-M2 or Biostar Tforce 570 SLI are two of the cheaper but good ocing AM2 boards.

For cooling I would say Tuniq Tower 120 but Im not sure if it fits AM2.. The other rec ^^ for HSF are fine too.
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