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Old September 10, 2008, 07:27 AM
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Given similar pricing / performance I'd be inclined to select a vid card which wasn't an X2 just to avoid possible performance issues down the line.
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As far as the Q6600 goes... opinions vary but most gamers will tell you that you'll get better performance out of the higher clocked dual core E8400 than you will out of a auad Q6600. On the other hand, sooner or later quad cores are going to start making a difference to overall performance and IMO you can't beat the current pricing on the Q6600.

It's going to come down to personal preference. Would you prefer the highest possible gaming performance (dual core) or would you prefer to try to "future proof" your system for either better use of 4 cores in new apps, or possibly a change in how you want to use your computer (heavy multi-tasking)?
My intention is to keep this CPU for about 1.5 tot 2 years and then put in the highest available compatible CPU for the socket at a bargain price by then :). Let's say to catch the low hanging fruit at that moment. So the Q6600 seems to be logical choice especially as I'm not going to OC heavily but moderate.


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Welcome to the forums BTW.... Do you folks still have the best lit highways in the world? (Loved night driving on the highways in your country, but the signage left a lot to be desired..... :) ).
Thank you. We try to stay ahead :), but London, Tokio etc approaching. At night all lights are dimmed now from 12.30 (except Exits etc). Signage? That's still acceptable... the roads sometimes for such a rich country... that's just a big disappointment.
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Old September 10, 2008, 09:18 AM
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If it were me, I'd go for a 280 in the present market if I could get one for the same price as a 4870X2. Especially since some folks have been reporting incompatabilities with certain motherboards.

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Signage? That's still acceptable... the roads sometimes for such a rich country... that's just a big disappointment
The one that sticks out most in my mind was at a T-Junction which was at least 100 KM away from Brussels... the sign basically read "brussels to the right, toute les autres to the left"... I found it hard to believe that there was nothing on the right hand roadway for 100 KM. :)

I also found it extremely difficult to get back onto the ring road leading out of brussels once I was inside the city... couldn't find a sign anywhere leading out.
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If it were me, I'd go for a 280 in the present market if I could get one for the same price as a 4870X2. Especially since some folks have been reporting incompatabilities with certain motherboards.
Hard to believe that this is the real reason to discard the 4870X2. No offence :). Must be something else.

PS: I checked for compatibility with my mobo and seems to go well in all cases. This doesn't garantee anything for sure...


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The one that sticks out most in my mind was at a T-Junction which was at least 100 KM away from Brussels... the sign basically read "brussels to the right, toute les autres to the left"... I found it hard to believe that there was nothing on the right hand roadway for 100 KM. :)
You must look at it different. If we have to note all cities that you pass over a 100km distance, then we need to build a whole information kiosk... you almost can say that we live on eachother :).

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I also found it extremely difficult to get back onto the ring road leading out of brussels once I was inside the city... couldn't find a sign anywhere leading out.
Follow the sign 'RING' on a green plate. That does the trick. You don't see that sign? Stay calm... keep driving... eventually the sign will show! Welcome to Belgium!

If you think Brussels is confusing, try Bruges... there you got 75% on way roads... once in the center, try to get out. And free addition in bruges is that the roads are so small, you literally can get stuck between two walls if you got a American SUV
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Hard to believe that this is the real reason to discard the 4870X2. No offence :). Must be something else.

PS: I checked for compatibility with my mobo and seems to go well in all cases. This doesn't garantee anything for sure...




You must look at it different. If we have to note all cities that you pass over a 100km distance, then we need to build a whole information kiosk... you almost can say that we live on eachother :).



Follow the sign 'RING' on a green plate. That does the trick. You don't see that sign? Stay calm... keep driving... eventually the sign will show! Welcome to Belgium!

If you think Brussels is confusing, try Bruges... there you got 75% on way roads... once in the center, try to get out. And free addition in bruges is that the roads are so small, you literally can get stuck between two walls if you got a American SUV
Heh... I'm anything but an Nvidia fan boi... Truth be told, my preference goes towards ATI. :)

I'm just not a big fan of dual GPU solutions (either on one card, or in Xfire/SLI) when a single card solution is available for a similar price.

I'm fairly certain we drove through Bruge on our trip, but can't be positive.

Overall, we enjoyed our trip there. I was a big fan of the chip wagons, and the strong beer made by the monks/brothers.... :)
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I personally love Corsair Ram but Mushkin has made some serious leaps forward in quality and popularity ...Im not 100% sure but I would bet that has something to do with a forum favorite named MushkinGreg however Yellowbeard is no noob but I believe most enthusiasts from noob to pro are gladly paying the smal price premium for the support you get from Mushkin.
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I personally love Corsair Ram but Mushkin has made some serious leaps forward in quality and popularity ...Im not 100% sure but I would bet that has something to do with a forum favorite named MushkinGreg however Yellowbeard is no noob but I believe most enthusiasts from noob to pro are gladly paying the smal price premium for the support you get from Mushkin.
I believe you guys. Unfortunately the price difference for Mushkin is quite big here and Mushkin is not even wide spread here... 75% of stores don't even have it in there assortiment.
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Old September 11, 2008, 08:14 AM
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Understandable but even if you get Corsair or Gskill or Crucial performance ram kits its not going to be crappy ram....everybody just has there favorites for different reasons
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OCZ was my favorite for years on all my builds/customers now its Mushkin i love my Ascents.
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Old September 11, 2008, 11:34 AM
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Crucial Ballistix and Buffalo Firesticks were a favorite of mine back in the day, then of course the Corsair Dominators were always a solid choice but the XMS2 series has been my ram of choice for a few years now. But Mushkin is quickly becoming a favorite of forum savy users..there being pushed hard like cheap crack on East Hastings.
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