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Old 08-06-2008, 10:18 AM   #1
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well here are my specs for my pc:

1.9 ghz dual core 2300+ AMD socket AM2 processor
2 gb OCZ ram PC6400 DDR2800
320 gb hdd 7200 RPMs
650 Watt volcano psu with sweet awesome lights!
9600 gso nvidia card evga 384 ddr3 vram
sweet case lolz


my question is i believe its time for an update here is my board:

http://www.memoryx.net/elcoenf6mvmo4.html

http://images.ciao.com/iuk/images/pr...ct-6729917.jpg

and am a GAMER! so i was wondering should i go quad or dual? i think the Q6600 isn't bad for the price and shouldn't have ay problems but if i go dual this is what im getting:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103773


does like look ok? or is it not good for the price, BTW does a new mobo sound good its an ECS i was thinking an MSI maybe as a good alternative to my board?

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Old 08-06-2008, 10:25 AM   #2
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That cpu looks nice. If you are upgrading mainly for the purpose of gaming, I'd say stick with the dual processor.
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:26 AM   #3
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but iits at 1.9 ghz and only a 2300+ weak!or do you mean the linked one?
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:28 AM   #4
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if you plan to OC, i wouldnt recommend using the ECS board. My friend said it was very limited, and he didnt get any post when he barely OC it, so it pretty much died.
i think the Q6600 is an Intel CPU, and you have an AMD, which makes it incompatible, unless you are going to get a Intel board.
The processor is great, at least from what i heard.
Ive been asking people here if i should stay with dual or go quad, and they said stay with dual since games now only use dual, and quad doesnt improve games much.
They said either get the 6000+ or get the 5400+ black edition with a good HSF, and OC it.
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yeah if i go quad im going with a new board i don't think my board would pull a quad well, should i upgrade the board for the link proc i posted.
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nah, your board is good enough.
it can even support Phenom.
if you are a hardcore gamer, might be better to upgrade your graphics card later on in the future, or when you have some extra cash to spend.
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meh i was lucky to get that one 80 doallars was all i had i was going to go ATI but it was more expensive so i figured its the best bang for buck it pulls everthing really well.
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but iits at 1.9 ghz and only a 2300+ weak!or do you mean the linked one?
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If it were me, I'd just get that 6000+ processor and keep the current board. I'm not sure of its OCing abilities, but you won't need to IMO if you get that cpu.
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ok thanks dude.
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of course he dont need to OC if he got the 6000+.
That CPU kicks a**, not as well as Intel (from what i heard)
but its like the best CPU out right now for gaming if you want to save some extra cash.
I might pick one up in 2 weeks or so.
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