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Old 04-16-07, 12:17 PM   #13
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First, and most importantly, do not go with a 680i motherboard if you want any kind of stability with your system. There are some around who will tell you "ohh.. it works great.. no problem, etc." but about 30-40% of the people who have them, hate them. Another 10% or so go on liking them even though they've had to RMA already. They're buggy as hell, the southbridge overheats like the Sahara, and they have a very poor reliability record.. no matter who manufactures them.
I thought the same thing, it seemed to be the MB but in my case, it was just bad ram that tested out fine in memtest but when I rma'ed it, it was the ram
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Old 04-16-07, 12:40 PM   #14
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I was happy with my 4800 X2, and in some cases the 6000 was faster than the E6600.
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Old 04-16-07, 12:58 PM   #15
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I was happy with my 4800 X2, and in some cases the 6000 was faster than the E6600.
I would've liked to know what those cases were. I can tell you that there's a world of difference in speed between the X2 4400+ I had at 2.7gHz and my Conroe at stock speeds. And when you clock an E6600 over 3.5ghz it puts everything to shame.
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Old 04-16-07, 01:02 PM   #16
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it was the CPU charts that Tom's did. It won on most of them I think. Either way I have more faith in the Core 2 chip platform anyways
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Old 04-16-07, 01:11 PM   #17
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Oh my god.. look, don't ever, ever, EVER believe anything that comes off Tom's Hardware. Do yourself a favor and stay away from that joke of a community. They have punk kids typing up their articles and running benchmarks that wouldn't know a computer from a toaster oven.

There is a world of difference in performance between the processors. My best time in SuperPi on my X2 clocked at 2.7ghz was 31 seconds flat. I ran the same test in 14.3 seconds with my E6600 at 3.6gHz.

Even at stock speeds on my Conroe I would still run the test about 10 seconds faster than my X2 ever did.
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Old 04-16-07, 02:06 PM   #18
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I bought the AMD 6000 and I'm happy with it. If you're going to overclock, you may want to stick with the E6600.
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Old 04-16-07, 02:09 PM   #19
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yeah there is little point to having the main parts of your system water cooled if you don't do a little OCing.
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yeah there is little point to having the main parts of your system water cooled if you don't do a little OCing.
Not necessarily....I w/c mine system because I do run games on my rig. I can't stand high temps...
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The X2 6000+ is right there with the E6600, and in some cases, the 6000+ may win some of the benchmarks, but as soon as you OC the E6600 about 200mhz, it's game over for the X2 6000+. The fun part about the E6600 is that if you're lucky, you can OC it over 1Ghz or more (3.4Ghz clockspeed), and at that point, the X2 6000+ can't even begin to mess with the E6600.

Do yourself a favor and get the E6600. It's an awesome chip.
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now the only remaining task is to push the order button

(I'm going with the E6600 and that ASUS mb)
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Is the asus commando a good board? What is the best single card board or is that any one of the 965 boards. I've been saying I'll never own an Intel rig but with price cuts coming up I think I'll just buy 1 part at a time. first e6600 then mobo and then ram everything else is fine. I'll then migrate my current parts cpu,mobo,ram into my daughters rig. I'll try the other side and see how I like it.
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One of the high-end 965 boards. Either Asus or Gigabyte. I had the P5B Deluxe with an FSB that would overclock over 500 and linked it earlier in this thread.
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