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  1. #1
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    Best Bang For the Bucks!

    Well in case you all missed it the new 5000+ black & the Biostar TF 560 + is a nice budget board.

    About $200.00 and you have a nice upgrade or a budget build with the upgrade to the new Phenoms once they arrive.

    Also might suggest the OCZ TECHNOLOGY OCZ600SXS STEALTHXSTREAM 600W

    Can be found here for 75.99. http://www.compuplus.com/i-OCZ-Techn...k=searchViewed

    More then enough juice for single GPU systems.

    See here:

    http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=446690
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    Re: Best Bang For the Bucks!

    lets see, u can get one of these to like 3.4 on air rather easily right? what can u build in the intel section that can match it in the 200 dollar figure?

    add a couple 120mm fans overhead to drop temps by 10+ celsiusD.S.C-12(2)-disclaimer : whatever u do with your hardware/software is your
    responsibility, which i dont hold if u break anything

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    Re: Best Bang For the Bucks!

    E2140 + cheap mobo overclocked to 3.0Ghz or higher might match the $200 figure.
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    Re: Best Bang For the Bucks!

    1) It would be cool if Ryan reviewed these parts and add them to the leader board if fitting.

    2) 3.4ghz wasn't easy for me and if its hot outside I have to turn it down.

    3) The feel difference between a 6300 @ 3.00ghz & this rig is non-existent. For gaming or my regular uses.

    4) The great advantage to a AM2 build is the upgrade ability to the Phenoms hopefully next month. I don't think hypertransport 2.0 to 3.0 will make any difference.

    5) I think AM2+ is marketing hype. But this 69.99 biostar board rocks!
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    Re: Best Bang For the Bucks!

    I gotta agre with Undersea , best bang for the buck here
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    Re: Best Bang For the Bucks!

    so ure saying even if y get a nice 7025/50 tforce for like same price as this one + a 2140 or 2160 ure still better off with this a one? i wanna see some fps in games and the like.

    add a couple 120mm fans overhead to drop temps by 10+ celsiusD.S.C-12(2)-disclaimer : whatever u do with your hardware/software is your
    responsibility, which i dont hold if u break anything

    GRAB here OcBible v1.55 and Guidemania v1.21
    scary pooch?pooch#1taking ball from dogpooch pulln on ropeme on board after 2 years
    of no board
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    Re: Best Bang For the Bucks!

    IMO AMD Is a step above Intel with its on chip memory controller , untill Intel can perfect that , I stick with AMD
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    Re: Best Bang For the Bucks!

    ^^ hey I thought you dumped biostar brogc?

    Ive always thought biostar had good stuff Im still running 2 old m7ncd pro boards

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    Re: Best Bang For the Bucks!

    Quote Originally Posted by /\/\adGamer View Post
    ^^ hey I thought you dumped biostar brogc?

    Ive always thought biostar had good stuff Im still running 2 old m7ncd pro boards
    well I gave a BS 550 SE I had to a friend who despertly need to upgrade a xp2700+ socket a system , but I am back LOL
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    Re: Best Bang For the Bucks!

    Quote Originally Posted by brothergc View Post
    IMO AMD Is a step above Intel with its on chip memory controller , untill Intel can perfect that , I stick with AMD
    What benefit is the onchip memory controller? I see AMD doing well on memory benchmarks, but what value does that have for real-world applications?
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    Re: Best Bang For the Bucks!

    Quote Originally Posted by chrispycrunch View Post
    What benefit is the onchip memory controller? I see AMD doing well on memory benchmarks, but what value does that have for real-world applications?
    decreased latency helps everything . makes everything run smoother IMO . I have owned a CD2 , was not that impressed with it .
    Amd is much more snappier IMO Sure Intel has the upperhand at the moment , but you cant beat AMD bang for the buck proformance . That is why it is listed in the PcPer leaderboard under the buget section .
    What I have found is that even the Buget CPUs is more then enough to run every app out. Shoot I ran Supreme Comander on a single core 4000+ (2.6 Ghz) . This game was hyped to need a high end dual core cpu .
    But if Intel is your favorite , that is cool . to each their own . I would rather buy a 5000+ Black edition and a high end vid card and have extra cash in my pocket
    And lets not forget AMD boards are less expensive then their Intel counterparts
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    Re: Best Bang For the Bucks!

    what i like about amd chips is teh snappiness due to the said integrated memory controller. but once teh app hasstarted, c2d takes over. so if u gotta open up a lotta stuff VERY frequently go amd if not c2d.

    add a couple 120mm fans overhead to drop temps by 10+ celsiusD.S.C-12(2)-disclaimer : whatever u do with your hardware/software is your
    responsibility, which i dont hold if u break anything

    GRAB here OcBible v1.55 and Guidemania v1.21
    scary pooch?pooch#1taking ball from dogpooch pulln on ropeme on board after 2 years
    of no board
    http://gonny.se/ <-cool lady http://www.mediafire.com/?8dmg21ms1vx
    IN MEMORY OF HOW BM WAS TREATED HERE...

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    Re: Best Bang For the Bucks!

    You're right. I googled for the am2 x2 6000 and these results were against the e6700.

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...n_64_x2_6000/5
    Intel E6750 C2D
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    AMD64 (754) 3000+ @2GHz |
    | ASUS K8N-E DLX BIOS 1.11 | 512x 2 OCZ Premier DDR400 2.5-3-3-7 | Antec Sonata 380W | 9600 Pro 128MB | 19" 930B

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    Re: Best Bang For the Bucks!

    My jetway cost me around 70 bucks as well and its also a great OCer
    But my CPU cost me like 300 bucks almost 2 years ago
    CPU would be considered bang for your buck now though since its much cheaper

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