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Old October 28, 2007, 03:49 PM
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Hmmmmmm........

Quad core, or 8800 GT????? :)
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Old October 28, 2007, 04:09 PM
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is the quad so darn cheap? :)...i would go with the video card when it's more available..
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Old October 28, 2007, 04:20 PM
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Quad, hands down.
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Old October 28, 2007, 04:24 PM
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my god you got 2 quads?
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Old October 28, 2007, 04:45 PM
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Heh......

3.0Charlie just wants to boost our folding PPD....... :)

But yeah, a quad would only be about $20 more, although we'll see if the new ones are out by christmas... I've got my eye on one of those 12 meg cache ones.......
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just a question..what are you using the quads for?
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just a question..what are you using the quads for?
Mostly for folding power....... :)
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Don't believe you..come on..300 bucks for more folding power?..do you know how silly you sound?
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Old October 28, 2007, 05:07 PM
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Don't believe you..come on..300 bucks for more folding power?..do you know how silly you sound?
Heh.... this is a hardware site... we really don't want to go down that particular route.......

Hands up out there, how many folks could probably get away with a single core 2G AMD or Intel chip with 512 memory??????

Or put another way........

How many folks out there have about 10 times more processing power than they'll ever actually use? :)
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omgwtf, sswilson is right.... Yes, I do now have 2 Quads and one E6400. First Quad was bought full price, then I bought the E6400 from pscout - both are mainly for folding and tests. Then I had the opportunity to buy a second Quad for 150$... couldn't resist.

I upgraded my main rig to the P35C - Quad - XFX 8800GTS XXX combo, which will be used for folding, some games and my girlfriend's video editing.

Steve, the Quad is a monster for all applications, where the video card is only used at its peak when gaming - price vs. usage? The Quad wins. And since the card was just released, the price may drop a bit more. But then again, the new Intels are coming (12Mb cache....) and the new 98xx nVidia cards are around the corner too...

Flip a coin?

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