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Old October 23, 2007, 11:39 PM
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if i go intel, this is the mobo im going to get, kinda on the fence on weather i should get RAID or not, its like 40 bucks more does it really make that big of a difference? in games and such

EVGA Nforce 680I SLI LGA775 Conroe ATX DDR2 2PCI-E16 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN 1394 Motherboard



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Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Dual Core Processor LGA775 Conroe 2.66GHZ 1333FSB 4MB Retail - 217$

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Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Dual Core Processor LGA775 Conroe 3.0GHZ 1333FSB 4MB Retail - 308$




soo now im just wondering which one i should get. i was thinking i could get the cheaper one and OC to 3ghz, but i could also just OC the 3ghz to 3.4.. lol which do you think has better OC ability, and has better performance/price ratio thanks. and also, for my mother board the "1394" is its maximum BUS speed right? which the cpus have 1333?


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Old October 24, 2007, 01:04 AM
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"1394" is Firewire support.

And for $308, why not a Q6600 instead?
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Old October 24, 2007, 02:08 AM
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Just get the Q6600 or the E6750 and overclock it.
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Old October 24, 2007, 02:17 AM
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get the quad.
it will last longer. quad core support in all new games and programs will more than take care of the clock speed disparity.
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Old October 24, 2007, 02:21 AM
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if you get the Q6600, make sure you get A1 version of the evga 680i; the cheaper TR revision doesnt support quad core overclocking.
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alright, i revised my computer to this



250$, out of the 3 comp stores online i was looking at, this was the only one that specifically told me it was A1
EVGA NF68-A1 SLI Socket 775 nVidia nForce 680i Chipset Dual-Channel DDR2 533/667/800 Support 1066/1333 FSB 8-Channel High Definition Audio 3x PCI-Express Graphic Slots Heatpipe Design
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor LGA775 Kentsfield 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 8MB Retail Box - 278$$



now im looking for a better heatsink, any suggestions? if it says it fits a LGA775 socket, that means for Quad too right? ive seen some that mention DUO, but not QUAD

also RAM lol, the 680i is a popular mobo im sure some of you can tell me what RAM works good with it

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Old October 24, 2007, 07:29 AM
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anyone?? lol, no hurry i guess
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Old October 24, 2007, 08:56 AM
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depends how hard you want to oc it ... an AF7 is cheap and will get a G0 stepping q6600 > 3.0 ghz assuming <1.4 VC. There are better ones around for not a lot more but i am not up on the latest models.

I also use TT Big Tyhpoons and Sonic Towers on a lot of my quads but with upgraded/dual fans on most. I bought them for my oc'ed 930D's originally.

If you want to get to 3.5 + you will need water ... at least if you run it 724 smp folding at 100% like i do. There aren't too many workloads that will run a quad at 100% constantly tho.

If you get a B3 stepping, they will need more VC and hence better cooling and still won't oc as high in general as a G0. Try to get a G0 if you can.
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depends how hard you want to oc it ... an AF7 is cheap and will get a G0 stepping q6600 > 3.0 ghz assuming <1.4 VC. There are better ones around for not a lot more but i am not up on the latest models.

I also use TT Big Tyhpoons and Sonic Towers on a lot of my quads but with upgraded/dual fans on most. I bought them for my oc'ed 930D's originally.

If you want to get to 3.5 + you will need water ... at least if you run it 724 smp folding at 100% like i do. There aren't too many workloads that will run a quad at 100% constantly tho.

If you get a B3 stepping, they will need more VC and hence better cooling and still won't oc as high in general as a G0. Try to get a G0 if you can.

now G0 stepping, is the latest types of intel cpus [quads and some duo's] that allow highest ammount of OC right? and VC means Voltage right?

lol i must say that awnser confused me much more than i'd like to admit
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Old October 24, 2007, 11:16 AM
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If your not in a hurry (like me building my pc slowely but surely) I would wait for a couple of months I copied and pasted the following from this site bit-tech.net | Intel preps 45nm quad-core for launch

Mainstream editions of Yorkfield will launch sometime in January with a vague January 2nd through 20th listing from Intel.

The 2.83GHz Q9550, 2.66GHz Q9450, and 2.50GHz Q9300 will be priced at $530, $316, and $266 each in 1,000 unit quantities respectively. Like the QX9650, they will also have 12MB of L2 cache but this time will be in the 95W TDP band.


I have heard ( but not sure if it is true) that those processors are supposed to run a little cooler also
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