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    bought new 6000+...bad idea??

    Ok so I got myself the 6000+ and crappy ECS mb combo over the weekend and I'm having second thoughts about it. It now seems that I could have probably made a better choice in the 'Out-tell' E6300 or just waited for new AMD cpus. I got an Acer machine with a 3800+ in it now but Vista is such a hog that I wanted to go ahead and max out the box and put the 3800 in the cheapo ECS mb. The Core2Duos are getting much praise these days but I haven't had an Intel unit since my 486sx2-50 days. All of my homemade builds have been Amd so I figured i;d stick with it still.

    Again, just figured the 6000+ would hold me good until all the Vista, DX10, Quad core stuff pan out.
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    Re: bought new 6000+...bad idea??

    Again, just figured the 6000+ would hold me good until all the Vista, DX10, Quad core stuff pan out.
    And beyond.
    No need to apologies, that 6000+ will take care of you just fine. Vista is mostly a memory hog, 1GB is minimum.

    If Acer supplies bios updates (and since the cpu won't overclock much) ECS will and you can plug in a Phenom when they have some speed, and when you need it.


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    Re: bought new 6000+...bad idea??

    yep. these days u either get a cheap arsed oens and clock it to hell and back or get a quad. yes, the smaller cache makes a difference. say 200-300mhz? i find that a killer mobo will pay back its cost many times over when u pair it with whatever. always balance things out

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    Re: bought new 6000+...bad idea??

    I agree the 6000+ is a good bargain, that performance chip that will last you quite a while...
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    Re: bought new 6000+...bad idea??

    don,t get mad, but i usually stay away from ecs motherboards.. oh, they might work, and i know a lot of folks buy em,,,but they are , low end stuff or entry level boards.
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    Re: bought new 6000+...bad idea??

    Would've gone with a 65nm part myself, but good CPU none the less.

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    Re: bought new 6000+...bad idea??

    You will be OK with that chip. However, anything that's heavily SSE optimized (some games, video encoding, rendering) will run nearly twice as fast on a Core2 chip due to the single cycle SSE engine.

    I find it's better to spend your money on a quality mobo and cheap out on the processor. You can then overclock a dirt-cheap processor to the speed of the chip you were considering with the cheap board. Also, a quality mobo has better components, will live longer, and will be worth upgrading longer.


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    Re: bought new 6000+...bad idea??

    Thanks guys. You are all saying the same things I was thinking. I was out of town visiting a Fry's and I was feeling the moment. Don't think I made a bad choice either. I'm not very good with the overclocking like some of you guys are or I would have gotten a 3600+ and the very best board I could get.
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