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    intel core duo e6300 or amd dual core ?

    i just got rid of my amd 3000+ venice , am looking to make a lil all round machine, i havent got tons of cash to throw around
    i dont know which way to got either the dual core e6300 or one of the dual core amd's
    (is there a massive diffrence from normal single core intel/amd in the real world )

    i need some help or convincing in wot to get , and money is important or value

    for monies, cheers for your time
    Last edited by wazi; 30-10-2006 at 12:44 AM. Reason: spelling mistake

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    e6300 - once overclocked it will eat an AMD dual core for breakfast (and I'm an AMD fan boy )

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    have/did u notice a big diffrence m8ty ? and say it wasnt overclocked?
    is the e6300 easy to clock? coz i ant no f@TALITY

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    The intels are as easy to overclock as AMDs are, simple case of upping the FSB

    I had a Barton 3200 with 1.5gb of RAM, and I moved to a T2500 in my new laptop (2.0ghz Core Duo) and to say I was impressed understates things

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    some people have managed 4ghz on it mate

    3+ is easy with a decent motherboard

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    Yeah a Gigabyte DS3 or Asus P5b deluxe Wi-FI AP ... Or go to the max with MAX board. All 3 will get a 3+ overclock easly providing you have some good cooling and fairly decent ram

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    Conroes are better value than AMD at the moment if you overclock them. But you need fast memory which currently costs an arm and a leg and is poor value.
    Also you need a good cooler which costs if you want to overclock.
    As for performance can't say I have noticed any difference in games from my A64 at 2.6Ghz, probably cos the graphics card is the limiting factor.
    In general use dual core does make a noticeable difference as the PC never seems to get bogged down by multiple applications.

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    conroe 6300=pwnage.haha in english it will beat a amd and i too love my amd...
    just gotta get the ddr2 ram and all but if you were considering AM2 then it would be the same predicament so...
    go for it you'll never look back or so i'm told hehe.
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    Core 2 Duo - at the moment, and for the forseeable future it is no contest.. and up to now all my machines have been AMD....
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    E6300 no contest, but that was a good point about the ram being expensive at the moment

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    seems like a open and shut case, is there no cheaper mobo?

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    In my opinion, none of the current boards are actually worth what they are selling for, but if i had to choose one, it would be the Asus P5B deluxe Wifi, its not the cheapest, but it is rock solid with shedloads of features and will let you overclock if you decide to.

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    there are cheaper boards. ASRock make some around the £50 price point, which perform well enough! Especially if you don't mean to overclock.

    Main price pain will be the DDR2, and that's probably not going to get cheap again until next year I suppose, but likewise I'm sure I've seen reviews of DDR2 where they found that the super-fast DDR2 made little difference in real-world games and normal app performance over the standard slower stuff.

    If you're on a budget don't go wasting money on things like ram that's faster than you need, or motherboards if you don't intend to overclock like a loon. I hear the default cooler that comes with the retail e6300 is perfectly adequate for moderate overclocking, and if you find a half decent cheap mobo that's also adequate for moderate overclocking you have your budget pc

    spend the difference on a better gpu (assuming you play graphics-intensive games of course)


    http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2813&p=7
    cheap ASRock board performing within range of the expensive ones, slower DDR2 not really being a large penalty either. If you want to save money your performance sacrifices needn't be huge it would seem
    Last edited by jamena; 30-10-2006 at 09:32 AM.

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    i have x800 gto pcie which would not work with my asrock dual sata, so im kinda not too keen on asrock , i dont want to go mad on overclcoking but i would like to push this lil beast over 2.5 ghz

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    the other thing was needs to have 2x ide connectors ( for hdd and writers )
    i only have one sata drive at mo

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    OH another conroe thread! sorry to sound like a *&^% but surley theres about 5000.67 threads on this subject? Isnt there a search bar?
    Sorry but I see about 10 conroe threads a day! Conroe > AMD (for the moment ) End of.

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