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Buying a New QUAD - Need suggestions regarding the components
show user profile  inxa

I am planning to get a Intel QUAD.

Budget - 500 USD - 600 USD (20,000 INR - 25,000 INR)

I would like to know which components should I got for that I get the best pick in the budget I have.

1) Processor - q6600

2) Mother board - I have lot of options, could someone suggest me the best.

3) Graphics card - 8600GT

4) DDR2 - 2 GB ram Transcend

I need to get it as soon as I can.
Let me know.

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4/21/2008 2:59:13 AM (last edit: 4/21/2008 3:19:55 AM)
show user profile  lizinthesky
The e6600 is a Dual core, not a Quad, is it not?

I have no idea what you can get for that money where you're from, but here in the UK, at the current exchange rate ($500 = £250?), you could barely get a quad-core and a MB for that money :S

Actually, those are Rupees? Well, you actually might be able to get more for the money in India than here.

That's my not-very-helpful input :)
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4/21/2008 3:08:44 AM (last edit: 4/21/2008 3:08:44 AM)
show user profile  inxa

That's a q6600

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4/21/2008 3:19:30 AM (last edit: 4/21/2008 3:19:30 AM)
show user profile  danielnr
hi inxa, i would suggest the q6600 as this is great value for money with great overclocking potential. Here in the UK you can pick one up for £150 easy.

Regarding a motherboard go for somthing that states it has good overclocking facilities. I think the Asus motherboards are good for that and i think they are around £80-150 depending on model.
I would recommend overclocking the processor but make sure you get a good heatsink/fan too. Read reviews.

Graphics card: 8600GT is a little outdated now and sorry to say but in that price range ATI offer better value for money. You can pick up a ATI3870 for around the £120 mark, and they pack alot more umph than the 8600 (closer to the 8800).Also the 3850 are good value for money. (no idea what the new nvidia 9600 is like so research that)

ram: Ram is cheap now-a-days so take advantage of it. Especially if your planning to run vista. I would go for anyhting between 2Gb and 4GB at the fastest speed the motherboard and your pocket can afford!

Hope this helps....
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4/21/2008 3:36:49 AM (last edit: 4/21/2008 3:36:49 AM)
show user profile  nemo
get a motherboard with onboard graphics. If you are not a gamer that will be more than enough.

this is a similar system i built for myself:

very fast, almost silent and inexpensive

nemo out

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4/21/2008 3:49:12 AM (last edit: 4/21/2008 3:49:12 AM)
show user profile  soontekk
these days quads are cheaper than my friend's sister!

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4/21/2008 3:57:55 AM (last edit: 4/21/2008 3:57:55 AM)
show user profile  Manolo
My friend, had you visited mf last few days you'd be fancying quite a different piece of hardware.

Hopefully in the future.


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4/21/2008 8:40:19 PM (last edit: 4/21/2008 8:40:19 PM)
show user profile  Poopsmith
q6700 just had a price drop, as well as the q6600(not near as much)
buy corsair ram. Best out there, crazy cheap.
Nvidia 650i is a good mobo chipset, Though I have heard good things about intel's P38 Asus is probably the best mobo brand there.
8600 is pretty good, I would fluctuate this part the most to your budget. check out the 9600 before the 8800 though.

@ soontekk, maybe you could introduce me ;)
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4/21/2008 9:21:16 PM (last edit: 4/21/2008 9:30:09 PM)
show user profile  DLDude
The new quads are not that expensive, i think a 2.5-2.6GHZ is still around $280, and you can overclock them to higher and they dont get as hot.

That being said, an over-clocked Q6600 to 3.2GHZ at $200 is a pretty good price i'd say!

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4/21/2008 10:02:58 PM (last edit: 4/21/2008 10:02:58 PM)
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