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AM2 4200 vs. e6600?

ragenrok

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hi there, I know i'm making alot of posts latley but I just cant help it lol.

Anyways my question is, do you think its worth just buying a new AM2 motherboard so I can overclock my am2 4200+ cpu, or should I buy a new intell board and get a e6600 cpu.

Is the extra $200-$300 worth the upgrade to an e6600? or am i better off just stiking with my 4200?

Im just interested in your guys opinions and even solid numbers to show me one way or the other.
 

sswilson

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For one thing, your upgrade wouldn't be $200-$300.

C2D chips might have dropped in price, but decent mobos are still quite high.

Do you really need the extra power a C2D would give you?
 

ragenrok

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ya I guess the extra power ain't really needed lol. I just like knowing I have it if i needed it. I'm thinking ill just stick with amd, I've used them for 6 years now might as well not stop till I have to lol.

Ok then, heres my next Q, whats a good aftermarket air cpu cooling system and motherboard thats around $150-$200 to oc with for AM2? preferably around the $50 mark or less.
 

Corpus Masochist

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I just like having it cause I can, hehe. And yes my health suffers because I have to eat nothing but KD for a year but hey.......... at least I have a smoken computer.
 

Eldonko

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DFI Infinity NF UltraII-M2 or Biostar Tforce 570 SLI are two of the cheaper but good ocing AM2 boards.

For cooling I would say Tuniq Tower 120 but Im not sure if it fits AM2.. The other rec ^^ for HSF are fine too.
 

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