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Ultra54
07-12-2008, 11:02 AM
Just ordered this stuff for my kid.
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core Processor LGA775 3.0GHZ Wolfdale 1333FSB 6MB Retail
Gigabyte EP45-DS3L ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 PCI-E 2PCI SATA2 HD Sound 2GBLAN Motherboard
Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X2048-6400 2GB 2X1GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL 5-5-5-18 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory

Western Digital Caviar SE 160GB SATA2 7200RPM 8.9MS 8MB Hard Drive 3 Year MFR Warranty
All that for 450 delivered, not too bad. I'm giving him my old 7950 GX2 to use with it.

DeleteAccout
07-12-2008, 11:10 AM
Who did you go through to get that ?

Madmax
07-12-2008, 11:31 AM
If ya look around all that stuff is cheap enough to buy now.

My new build will run about $700.00-$725 to the door, but thats just the video card, cpu and motherboard, but i will be selling off my old mobo and CPU so it will be a little less in price for the upgrade.

Cpu will be a quad-core, video card i have that already = ATI HIS 4850 - Oc'ed @ 750/1100(so far) and as for mobo i am looking to get a Asus Rampage.

Edit: Quad-Core is now been shipped and on its way... as for mobo, well i am waiting for prices to lower a little more on it.

I already have 2x2gb ddr2 PC2 1000mhz = 4GB of memory which i run now on my lower end build which is a amd 5000+ BE edition @ 3150mhz, mobo is a lower end ASUS M2A-VM motherboard.

Madmax
07-12-2008, 11:35 AM
Just adding what Ultra bought at one place total before taxes = $402.48 and free shipping on orders over $500.00 so its not hard to bargain and find deals.

DeleteAccout
07-12-2008, 11:56 AM
That's great Steve. Still didnt answer my question. But thanks for coming out

Madmax
07-12-2008, 12:02 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Tormented Soul</div><div class="ubbcode-body">That's great Steve. Still didnt answer my question. But thanks for coming out</div></div>

Well i did state:

If ya look around all that stuff is cheap enough to buy now.

So look around.. /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

It took me 2-3 min to find the price total before taxes $402.xx at one place.

DeleteAccout
07-12-2008, 12:04 PM
When you were born ... was your umbilical cord by chance wrapped around your neck? or did your mom just not take well enough care of you?

Madmax
07-12-2008, 12:06 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Tormented Soul</div><div class="ubbcode-body">When you were born ... was your umbilical cord by chance wrapped around your neck? or did your mom just not take well enough care of you? </div></div>

Not sure what ya mean, but i suspect its something to do with your PC and no one elses?

By the way old smart one ... look in shopbot.ca for your answer.

Edit:

As apparently your gaming skills don't equal your online searching skills .... which in fact is very limited either way you look at it. /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/lol.gif

DeleteAccout
07-12-2008, 12:14 PM
uh .... ok then champ.

Madmax
07-12-2008, 12:15 PM
One question i have for you Ultra54 why for not around $13.00 more you could of went with a quad-core Q6600 CPU?

Ultra54
07-13-2008, 12:22 AM
I am lazy and never shopped but close to the price Max quoted.I have the quad now so I want to play with the dual too.Once I find a good reliable place to shop I usually stick with them if the price is close. I ordered from NCIX.

filthy
07-13-2008, 01:54 AM
NCIX gets all my money too, and they've been good to me. As for Quad over the E8400, the E8400 has a performance rating that is pretty much the same in most applications.

Madmax
07-13-2008, 08:59 AM
Well true the performance will be similar at the same GHZ, but of course the q6600 would need to be oc'ed to maych the 3.0ghz of the E8400's speed and again not to many apps or games are utilizing multi-core processors as of yet, but i am guessing that maybe in the next 12 months more will.

I just wondered for the price difference of $13.00 = $205.00 on sale the Q6600 sounded nicer to me and thats why i bought one and its on its way (since it was your son's build why not quad-core .. lol). It is regular priced (Q6600) at $199.00 - $203.00 at other places then the one you mentioned.

I see many that bought them have hit 3.6ghz-3.8ghz and 4.0ghz, like yourself on your Q6600 you run @ 3.6ghz.

The E8400 depending also on the chip some have hit similar speeds 3.6ghz-3.8ghz-4.0ghz and at times more 4.2ghz-4.5ghz again depends on the entire system build and cooling.

I debated for a week on which to buy and i concluded that 4 cores now will suffice for the future .. well into next year or two, but a high-end dual-core will also be just as good, but if wanting to multi-task a lot then quad-core is the way to go.

The E8400 is still a awesome buy and it should OC'ed fairly well, again luck of the draw chip raffle comes to mind for any chip whether quad-core or dual-core.

I can't believe how much the prices have dropped on these things since last summer .... wow almost half the price for the Q6600 and E8400.

Ultra54
07-13-2008, 10:31 AM
The thing is, for my kid I want a hassle free stable setup that can run in a hot room as he is upstairs and I am down and I don't want the hassle of him coming and telling me about a BSOD.I also dont have proper cooling for his rig and for what he plays,WOW, you dont need much. My motivation was the frying of his AGP vid card and thought I might as well get him into the pci scene now.

Madmax
07-13-2008, 12:06 PM
Ah yes .. i was needing or wanting a in depth reason.... lol

I was just saying for price difference is all.

Yes for your son ... hassle free 3.0ghz cpu is good for what he needs amd plays for now and yes upstairs i know the room it can get hot in there and without proper cooling it can be an issue for Ocing.

Buy him a 4850 card or what have you and his eyes will be so wide open to what FPS he can get instead of that old 7950 GX2 card.

My 4850 is a HIS version if anyone is wanting to know.

Is there a difference amongst manufacturers.. well no, peformance is similar, but as for OCing well some will do better then others, again like CPU's its a crap shoot.

filthy
07-13-2008, 10:13 PM
Next 12 months for multi core effeciency? Try 2 months....Far Cry 2. I can't wait for this game, as good as Crysis is...this will blow it away.

Madmax
07-13-2008, 11:36 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: FCY</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Next 12 months for multi core effeciency? Try 2 months....Far Cry 2. I can't wait for this game, as good as Crysis is...this will blow it away.</div></div>

Yeah that game will have support, but what about full quad processing?

Like 80% on each CPU now thats what i want to see within the next 12 months.

filthy
07-14-2008, 03:41 PM
Far Cry 2 will fully support multi core CPU's, as it is has been written to utilize as many cores/threads as there are available. As for 80-100% efficiency...that could be or it could take years to get there IMO.