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Cheap+Cheerful CPU/Mobo/Ram/SSD bundles:
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Just thought these looked quite tempting ( poss UK only not sure ):

http://www.dinopc.com/shop/pc/Bundles-c125.htm

Anyone know the overclocking potential of the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T ( six-core ) ??

Also - how does the new i5 compare to the new i7 cpus?


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6/15/2011 3:43:46 PM (last edit: 6/15/2011 3:45:14 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
i5 < i7

Along the same lines, these barebone bundles are ok.

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/barebones.html




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6/15/2011 3:49:45 PM (last edit: 6/15/2011 3:49:52 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
all the amd x6's have about the same potential meaning they do 4ghz quite easy and while they can go further it becomes too risky too fast after that.

as for the bundles - they look awfully expensive but maybe thats just UK

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6/15/2011 9:32:49 PM (last edit: 6/15/2011 9:32:49 PM)
show user profile  horizon
Isn't the intel i series optimized for communicating with triple channel DDR3 ram or something like that so it should be dividable by 3 to get the benefit? Or was it DDR3 itself that has triple channel capabilities?

I'm out of date with hardware but that's what I read somewhere before


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6/15/2011 9:56:16 PM (last edit: 6/15/2011 9:56:16 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
ddr version or manufacturer doesn't have anything to do with it, its up to the memory controller how many channels can be used. For a good time now dual channel has been the standard and still will be for years to come on both intel and amd mainstream products, intels 1336 socket chips are triple channel tho and their upcoming 2011 socket will be quad channel. The performance increase of triple/quad channel over dual channel is extremely tiny (unless you are running something like a 8 cpu server), the more interesting part is that more channels potentially means more dimm slots to fit cheap ram in. So while most of us are stuck with 4 slots, 1336 socket motherboard owners get 6 slots. Unfortunately even tho intels upcoming x79 chipset is capable of having 8 slots, all the concept motherboards to this date seem to come with just 4 so it looks like the nice trend with 1336 was just a fluke.

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6/15/2011 10:16:25 PM (last edit: 6/15/2011 10:16:25 PM)
show user profile  horizon
Ah, thanks for the clarification


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6/15/2011 10:33:19 PM (last edit: 6/15/2011 10:33:19 PM)
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