View Full Version : Possible system upgrade: what do you guys think?

30-05-08, 20:32
I've been kicking around the possibility of doing a system upgrade. Did some digging and this is what I'm thinking of:

Memory (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184)
CPU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017)
Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813127030)
CPU fan (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134)

I'm still a bit iffy on wither to go with the quad or Duo E8400. Price wise, it's not a huge difference though I thought I'd see what you folk think. In case you're wondering, I currently have a X2 4400 with 4gb of DDR400 however I'll be putting that into a friend's computer (if I do this). My other question is: I've read the reviews but I'd like an honest opinion: Core Duo vs the AMD X2's: Your thoughts? Any major overall difference?

Thanks :wve:

30-05-08, 20:45
Those are OK, if you want Intel :)

Though I'd better buy a Phenom (AMD) config if I were you.


better price
better maths
lower temps
and many more

E.g: THIS (http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/charts/desktop-cpu-charts/3dmark06-cpu,370.html?p=1273%2C1266%2C1264%2C1263%2C1260%2C 1252%2C1259%2C1307%2C1228%2C1257%2C1246%2C1256%2C1 241%2C1291%2C1237%2C1288%2C1287%2C1294%2C1279%2C12 32%2C1284%2C1277%2C1276%2C1315) chart and others in the list. Look not only on scores, but on Mhz of core and bus both (keep temps in mind) ;)

30-05-08, 23:56
I would agree wholeheartedly about going with AMD over Intel. I won't be adding anything else to the reasoning for it. Just giving you another vote for Advanced Micro Devices :D