Which upgrade is better?

By MetalX
May 18, 2007
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  1. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,909

    Thanks for the recommendation Grafficks. I am not getting a 4GB kit but rather 2 2GB kits of that same RAM, because the 4GB kit costs a good bit more than 2 2GB kits. Also, the reason I shop there is because A) The prices are good and so is the stock, and B) It is almost within walking distance of my house.
  2. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    I don't see the reason to drive 100k to save 50 bux. My time's worth more than that, and thats not including petrol.
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    If you only want more fearsome experience, get the second graphics card. F.E.A.R. is GPU-limited, check out F.E.A.R. CPU Shootout: AMD vs. Intel.
  4. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,909

    No, I want an overall better computer... thanks for the interesting link though ;)
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    Why would you post a link to screenies of last summers benches, the mid range core 2 duo cores smash those old amd ones, My advise is to wait for the price cuts from intel in july.
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Because MetalX was talking about F.E.A.R. performance, the article was about F.E.A.R., the CPUs in the article in the same performance range as his current CPU and X2 3800+ which was one option.

    If someone asks about product X, I'm not recommending product Y right away. I just reply to the question.
  7. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 651

    Hey

    About the P5B board I offered you for free, i guess there is a bios fix to debugg the more than 3gb memory issue, so i guess its as good as it can get for free.
  8. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,909

    Oh thanks, that sounds great JimShady... only problem is I can't figure out the USPS website that you told me to go to :( I don't know anything about zip codes nor can I find where to get a quote from :(
  9. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    The Core 2 Duo upgrade is better. But I love AMD more.
  10. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,909

    Well guys, it seems that I am now getting a P5B Deluxe Wi-Fi edition, Core 2 E4300, 2GB OCZ Platinum DDR2-800, Soundblaster X-fi, and a 22" widescreen LCD (1680x1050).
  11. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,407   +6

    Nice. I wish I wasn't saving for my laptop...:D
     
  12. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,909

    Lol... Yea I wish that too ;) I'm not a fan of laptops.
  13. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,281   +24

    You'd be better off with this 650i-based mobo since it'd give you performance equal to a 680i-based one and for a price less than that of the P5B Deluxe (on Newegg at least) you get an SLI mobo. Also, do you really need the X-Fi? I believe this sound card is a better buy if you're not an audiophile and will use the card for games.
  14. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,909

    Well, I guess I should mention, JimShady23 has offered me a great deal on a P5B Deluxe (won't go into details but I'm getting it almost for free) ;) so pretty much no motherboard could beat the price to performance ratio I'm getting now.

    Also, remember, I live in Canada. Not the US. Therefore I don't have access to newegg.com, and I prefer to buy from the store rather than a website. And of all the stores in my city, I've never seen a diamond brand sound card... just soundblasters.
  15. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,407   +6

    [off-topic]I'd probably build myself a desktop, but I'd like a laptop for school.[/off-topic]

    <edit> Hey, the laptop's now ordered. :):):) Acer TravelMate 3260.
  16. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,909

    Looks like a pretty good deal for the money :) Hope you like it.
  17. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,909

    UPDATE: Just got my new stuff today.

    Turned out to be a Core 2 E6320, 2GB OCZ Platinum Rev.2 DDR2-800 4-5-4-15, and a Logitech G15.

    I'm currently installing stuff, I'll post back some benchmarks when I get around to it.

    I may be getting either a new hard drive or a new CPU cooler in a few more days... I will see how far I can overclock the CPU on stock before making a decision.
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