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    Conroes for Gaming

    heard alot about benchmarks, but no mention of what really matters (to me) ... performance in games

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    conroes > amd at everything.

    that's it. game over.

    [despite a few minor things like photoshop, conroes out perform AMD's at everything, including gaming. A E6600 will quite comfortably out bench an AMD fx-62 form the benches I've seen. :>]

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    Well, slight caveat that there has to be some room left for your GFX card to expand into. If you are completely bottlenecked by the graphics card the difference isn't significant.

    But in general, yes, conroe > amd.

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    ok, im convinced
    getting an e6300

    now someone tell me what mobo and ram to get plz

    if it makes any difference it'll be running alongside a 7950

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    Sigh..what was wrong with your old thread?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibb0N
    Best bet for mobo is a P5WDH

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=434311

    As for the ram, get any good quality ddr2 400 modules. I'm planning on getting these;

    G.Skill 2GB DDR2 ZX PC2-6400 (2x1GB) CAS4 Dual Channel Kit (F2-6400PHU2-2GBZX) (MY-011-GS)

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...ll_Memory.html

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    be quiet gibbon. the best way to get a fast answer is start a dedicated thread then when its answered have it closed. so dont give it the big one

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    i did go a bit off topic with askin about mobo nd ram best to keep that in the other thread

    it does seem straneg that a 1.8 ghz can be remotely good nevermind better than a decent speed x2

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow
    be quiet gibbon. the best way to get a fast answer is start a dedicated thread then when its answered have it closed. so dont give it the big one
    He didn't need a fast answer. It was already in his original thread. twice.

    It's hardly a big one either, I even quoted the other thread. So really I answered his question three times. The big one indeed.

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    the E6300 increased my 3DMark05 score by more than 2000.

    Enough said?


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    Sounds good to me.

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    Ram wise get team xtreem nothing better for price & performance

    http://www.memory-configurator.com/p...kit/index.html
    Last edited by owen1978; 31-07-2006 at 02:40 PM.

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    Maybe next year, funds allowing of course and hopefully pc hardware price drops, i might build another computer based on the conroe just for benchmarks, i have noticed more and more people benchmarking number crunching etc it sounds fun. But from what i gather from different review sites the conroe is not that much ahead of amd in real world gaming.

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    It might not be that far ahead as I'm sure AMD have something in the pipe, but by god do these conroes kick ass for their proce. check out james.robinson's thread on o/c'ing his E6300. :>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goss
    . But from what i gather from different review sites the conroe is not that much ahead of amd in real world gaming.
    so is it better or not!?

    im getting a weird feeling i'd be better off with the am2 4600+

    maybe im just findin it hard to swallow the idea of a fast 1.8ghz compared to 2.4

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    Ben, calm down. Obviously people will have different opinions, and obviously you will have yours. Look at the common opinions in the several threads you've created today. Conroes are better then AMD dual cores. Even the lowest stock version. How many people need to say it?

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