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Recommend me a processor.
Lazzarus2nd 
7/9/08 8:06:09 PM
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So money is no object - i have just been paid my bonus from work and i need a treat, so recommend me a processor.

Im not so much after the most expensive, im after the best balance between cost and performance. Im running a 680i mobo with two 8800 ultra's so overclocking will be done, quite heavily and the graphics will be able to keep up nicely.

Recommend away!

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Master_Scythe 
7/9/08 11:55:40 PM
Titan

Q6600 is still the best if you're overclocking.

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DutchAussie71 
8/9/08 12:23:45 AM
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Quote by Lazzarus2nd
So money is no object - i have just been paid my bonus from work and i need a treat, so recommend me a processor.

Im not so much after the most expensive, im after the best balance between cost and performance. Im running a 680i mobo with two 8800 ultra's so overclocking will be done, quite heavily and the graphics will be able to keep up nicely.

Recommend away!



What do you use your system for?

If for gaming I'd suggest a duel core such as a E8600 E0.

If for rendering and more multi core applications I'd suggest a quad core such as a Q9450.

However I dont know how your motherboard would handle such CPUs.


Edited by DutchAussie71: 8/9/2008 12:26:25 AM

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Xen 
8/9/08 12:40:36 AM
Serf

the E8500 or E8600 both are excellent Over Clockers (See Sig)
But as said if you need support for multi core applications (video rendering, media converting, newer versions of photo shop...)
Then you'd be better off looking at a multi core (best bet Q6600)



Edited by Xen: 8/9/2008 12:41:07 AM

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Lazzarus2nd 
8/9/08 3:18:13 AM
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Ah i use the computer mostly for gaming - in fact exclusively for gaming.

I have had to change my motherboard as the 680i cannot support anything but 65nm, so im going a XFX 780i.

Im looking at the QX9550 CPU, a little pricey but it would be nice to own one.

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bnew 
8/9/08 10:02:45 AM
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Quote by Lazzarus2nd
Ah i use the computer mostly for gaming - in fact exclusively for gaming.

I have had to change my motherboard as the 680i cannot support anything but 65nm, so im going a XFX 780i.

Im looking at the QX9550 CPU, a little pricey but it would be nice to own one.



If you are after it mainly for gaming a fast dual core would probably still be the best option.

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aaronbajado 
8/9/08 11:43:08 AM
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go for QX proc's if money is not the issue.

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Tech-Kid 
8/9/08 4:05:47 PM
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680i's don't run 45nm quads, only 45nm duals.

Money ain't an option: QX6850. It's the best chip 680i's run. My uncle has the Asus Striker Extreme paired with a QX6850. Goes like stink.

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nesquick 
8/9/08 5:26:41 PM
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ugh yuck 780i's are not great overclockers but i guess sli limits you to the cr.. i mean not so great chipsets.

what i would do is sell both ultras and your mobo and buy the following

-e8500/e8600 (make sure its E0 stepping)
-gigabyte p45 ds3p
-ati HD4870x2
-any aftermarket cooling you need or better ram


Edited by nesquick: 8/9/2008 05:27:25 PM

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MyAlbanianAss 
8/9/08 5:55:25 PM
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+1 on the QX6850. Try find yourself a 2nd hand one.. save some cash

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pinkmist 
8/9/08 6:26:04 PM
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Quote by Lazzarus2nd
I have had to change my motherboard as the 680i cannot support anything but 65nm, so im going a XFX 780i.
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Doesn't the new p32 bios for the 680i change to support the new 45nm processors quads and duals.Im sure I read this somewhere,you should check it out first.Does anyone no.....





Edited by pinkmist: 8/9/2008 6:29:42 PM

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xguntherc 
8/9/08 6:57:42 PM
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get the Q9550...

or get the e8600 and crank that baby to 4.5 Ghz and enjoy!

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Tech-Kid 
8/9/08 8:46:36 PM
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And how exactly is the Q9550 supposed to work with 680i's?

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Lazzarus2nd 
8/9/08 10:03:38 PM
Guru

Quote by nesquick
what i would do is sell both ultras and your mobo and buy the following

-e8500/e8600 (make sure its E0 stepping)
-gigabyte p45 ds3p
-ati HD4870x2
-any aftermarket cooling you need or better ram



Im not going to go this option - i can be arsed going through the rigmarol of selling all the gear and buying new hardware for negligible performance increase, the SLi'd ultra are still holding their own nicely, have after market coolers on and i havent even begun to o/c them yet. Paired with a decent CPU will be more than enough for the next year.

Quote by Tech-Kid
And how exactly is the Q9550 supposed to work with 680i's?



I wish it would - save me ripping the mobo out and replacing it. Pretty dark at Nvidia as it says on Asus' website "Support Intel® next generation 45nm Multi-core CPU".

I have ordered the Evga 780i FTW edition - Vdroop control and solid caps- i'll see how that goes with a Q9550 to overclock, if i dont get the performance o/c im after then it'll be a QX9650.

It would be nice sourcing a Qx6850 from somewhere but i cant seem to find one for a good price.



Edited by Lazzarus2nd: 8/9/2008 10:08:41 PM

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Tech-Kid 
8/9/08 10:10:12 PM
Champion
eBay dude.

$600 easy.

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F117_Nighthawk 
8/9/08 10:57:08 PM
Guru

Quote by nesquick
ugh yuck 780i's are not great overclockers but i guess sli limits you to the cr.. i mean not so great chipsets.

what i would do is sell both ultras and your mobo and buy the following

-e8500/e8600 (make sure its E0 stepping)
-gigabyte p45 ds3p
-ati HD4870x2
-any aftermarket cooling you need or better ram


Edited by nesquick: 8/9/2008 05:27:25 PM



+1,
though id also recommend the Q9550 if your after a quad instead

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Lazzarus2nd 
9/9/08 4:57:20 AM
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Quote by Tech-Kid
eBay dude.

$600 easy.



I'll have a look but im always dubious about ebay processors - who knows what they have been through?

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nesquick 
9/9/08 10:04:49 AM
Guru

yea you have to be careful some of these overclockers run the chips at up to 1.9v to get their super pi records which in turn would kill it very quickly

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bu14-1 
9/9/08 11:23:24 AM
Primarch

I like efficiency.

Apparently the E8400 wins in this regard.

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