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« on: May 15, 2007, 08:41:32 PM »

Some interesting price cuts coming up. July looks like it will be "New PC" month for me.

http://www.gamingtrend.com/News/news.php?NewsID=9125

Some great price cuts. A Quad Core Q6600 for $266? Yes please  nod

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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2007, 10:13:20 PM »

Actually I think the biggest value buy in there for a gaming rig is the E6850 for $266.

A 3ghz core 2 chip for $250? Hot damn.
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2007, 11:00:56 PM »

Quadcore for 266 FTW...gonna order my new mobo right now actually biggrin  Holy crap I am excited biggrin
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2007, 12:45:49 AM »

Quote from: ROTC1983 on May 15, 2007, 11:00:56 PM

Quadcore for 266 FTW...gonna order my new mobo right now actually biggrin  Holy crap I am excited biggrin

Hell I'm tempted to upgrade and I just got my E6400!
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2007, 01:57:32 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 16, 2007, 12:45:49 AM

Quote from: ROTC1983 on May 15, 2007, 11:00:56 PM

Quadcore for 266 FTW...gonna order my new mobo right now actually biggrin  Holy crap I am excited biggrin

Hell I'm tempted to upgrade and I just got my E6400!

Yeah, I got my E6300 during Christmas through the intel purchase program...now I want to upgrade frown Tongue biggrin
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2007, 03:52:06 PM »

That's just insane... I thought the 6400 for $230 was a good deal.  Oh well - guess I'll wait until July to do the rebuild
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2007, 03:55:33 PM »

Awesome, awesome prices I will upgrade to either the 6850 or the Q6600 for sure.
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2007, 03:11:07 PM »

Is it July 22nd yet????
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2007, 05:55:28 PM »

Any good sites on changing out the CPU?  or if I never did it before would I just be better off letting a professional do it?
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2007, 08:05:34 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on June 24, 2007, 05:55:28 PM

Any good sites on changing out the CPU?  or if I never did it before would I just be better off letting a professional do it?

I was wondering the same...
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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2007, 10:19:24 PM »

Quote from: Ridah on June 24, 2007, 08:05:34 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 24, 2007, 05:55:28 PM

Any good sites on changing out the CPU?  or if I never did it before would I just be better off letting a professional do it?
I was wondering the same...

Unlatch CPU, remove CPU, put in new CPU, latch CPU. biggrin

Yeah, there's some more complicated things like removing the fan and making sure you put on a bit of Arctic Silver (or something close), but it's quite simple.
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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2007, 10:20:34 PM »

You definitely will want to have some thermal paste (such as Arctic Silver) on hand before you install a CPU.
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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2007, 03:16:17 AM »

Quote from: Mattc0m on June 24, 2007, 10:20:34 PM

You definitely will want to have some thermal paste (such as Arctic Silver) on hand before you install a CPU.

Well, yeah, obviously. I just put down the 15 second version of things. Not exactly the most efficient way of doing things.

On a more serious note though - it's still quite easy. Just take your time and follow directions. It's hard to completely bork things up.
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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2007, 04:36:55 AM »

I've got my Bearlake Mobo and DDR2 RAM ready to go... c'mon, July 22!  Baby needs a new quad-core
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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2007, 03:43:45 AM »

What did you pick up?
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« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2007, 04:04:15 PM »

You will be mine, Q6600.
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« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2007, 04:16:05 PM »

This is annoying.  I don't really *need* to upgrade my E6600, but I certainly *could* for those prices...

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« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2007, 04:55:36 PM »

Quote from: gellar on July 01, 2007, 04:16:05 PM

This is annoying.  I don't really *need* to upgrade my E6600, but I certainly *could* for those prices...

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Same here just got my E6600 in Jan.
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« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2007, 06:54:33 PM »

If your motherboard supports dual core, does it automatically support quad core?
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« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2007, 06:58:48 PM »

Quote from: Ridah on July 01, 2007, 06:54:33 PM

If your motherboard supports dual core, does it automatically support quad core?

when I got my PC built I had to choose from a list of MoBo's and I seem to remember that some of them were not quad core compatible, so I'd check the tech specs for whatever you have and see just to be on the safe side.
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« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2007, 11:25:15 PM »

Quote from: Kagath on July 01, 2007, 03:43:45 AM

What did you pick up?
An Asus P5K motherboard, and 2GB of OCZ "Gold Edition" PC6400 RAM. 
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« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2007, 04:16:16 PM »

only a few days left.
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« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2007, 08:58:54 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on July 19, 2007, 04:16:16 PM

only a few days left.

I am torn between getting the processor and mobo combo or waiting till Socket F (AMD) and Intel's equivalent that support DDR3 are released...darn it frown
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« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2007, 10:02:58 PM »

I ordered my 680i SLI board, Q6600, and Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme CPU cooler today biggrin
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« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2007, 01:00:14 AM »

did they change the price drop?  New Egg has the Q6600 for 299, not 266.....
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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2007, 01:02:25 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on July 23, 2007, 01:00:14 AM

did they change the price drop?  New Egg has the Q6600 for 299, not 266.....

Meh. What's $33 when I'm spending $600 anyway?

You're not likely to find it for the actual listed drop for the first few days. You may get lucky... but the last time drops occured most places stayed $20ish over the advertised drop for at least a short time.

I lack patience and even at $300 it's still a huge discount. I'll take it.

I saw it on MWave for $279 but I don't trust them. I ordered from them twice and the second time they took four days to ship something. Screw that. I'll continue to pay Newegg's premium as long as they keep getting all my orders out on the first business day and to me when I expect them.
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« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2007, 02:36:23 AM »

mwave.com has it for $273
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« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2007, 12:34:14 PM »

I added a Silverstone TJ09 today.

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« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2007, 03:34:49 PM »

Quote from: Thin_J on July 23, 2007, 01:02:25 AM

I'll continue to pay Newegg's premium as long as they keep getting all my orders out on the first business day and to me when I expect them.

Agreed totally. They might not be the absolute cheapest anymore (but they're still close most of the time), but I purchase from them always due to their shipping (where else do you tend to get orders early?) and their insistence on customer service (of which I've had no problems with).
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« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2007, 04:35:57 PM »

Yep. The very few times I've had to deal with their customer service it's been pretty much a perfect experience.

In one case I helped a friend of mine build a rig. When he got all the parts we couldn't get it to boot. With some spare hardware I had laying around we isolated it to the motherboard or the CPU. The CPU was really outside of newegg's written policy for an RMA. We'd installed it, uninstalled it, installed it again, and uninstalled it again. The packaging was open, we'd had it longer than their policy specifies is allowed before an RMA...

They took it back anyway with no questions asked.
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« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2007, 11:52:11 AM »

Quote from: Laner on July 23, 2007, 02:36:23 AM

mwave.com has it for $273

299 now for e6850. 289 on the q6600.
Is mwave good/reliable?

I need a new system but have never done it myself.
Anybody know any good links on choosing between dual/quad core?
the quad 2.4 and dual 3.0 are basically the same price.
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« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2007, 01:57:06 PM »

I've ordered several parts from them over the years - never had an issue.
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« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2007, 03:10:19 PM »

I have decided that I simply don't game on my PC enough to move from a 6600 to a 6850 or Q6600...yet.
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« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2007, 07:09:28 AM »

Addendum: my EVGA board arrived DOA. It had weird markings on the back that looked like water spots and would not boot no matter what combination of hardware I set it up with. I spent all of wednesday from before noon till midnight working with it. Ugh.

It's on it's way back to Newegg and I have an Abit Intel P35 based board (The IP35 Pro, for anyone interested) on the way.
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« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2007, 04:10:46 PM »

If I wanted to go with the e6850, what speed memory would you guys suggest?
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« Reply #35 on: July 29, 2007, 10:30:25 AM »

The fastest DDR2 that your motherboard supports and that you can afford.
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« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2007, 06:08:55 PM »

Whee... ordered an E6750 and a scythe ninja heatsink/fan - should be in by Friday.
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« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2007, 06:12:24 PM »

Quote from: Misguided on July 28, 2007, 04:10:46 PM

If I wanted to go with the e6850, what speed memory would you guys suggest?
I think DDR2-800 is considered the best bang for the buck.
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« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2007, 11:33:23 PM »

Anyone looking for a high end mobo that doesn't want to deal with the 680i series issues..

I cannot recommend the Abit IP35 Pro enough. Easiest setup I've ever done and one of the most versatile boards I've ever owned. Overclocking this thing is so easy any first-timer could just jump right in and do it. The uguru software makes monitoring everything to make sure you don't overdo it super easy too.
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« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2007, 05:10:55 PM »

That ones nearly $200 for a mobo frown

Ive been looking at This one from Gigabyte
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