Posted 04 August 2006 - 10:40 AM
My current setup is a,
2 gigs ram
Has anybody else seen the benchmark results from these CPU's? For the price, I think I might want to change out my AMD processor with the new E6600 CPU. Now, I am still planning this and don't want to jump on it right away, however, with me starting college in two weeks and I'm going to be (at least still am hoping to be) using video editing and such programs for my major, I've already been planning on upgrading for a while. I'm still a bit scetchy with building PC's so my question would be (and I'll probably need to put down some more information if needed, i'm guessing maybe more on the RAM), would all I need to get is the E6600 Core 2 Duo CPU and a new mobo for it, or might I have to replace my ram as well? Also, are there any reasons to hold off on it?
I'm only on the fence when it comes to how it will last me. For around $350 or so, I think its crazy how the E6600, one of the midrange cpu's of the series, performs neck'n neck with the AMD FX-62 and yet it's like $600-700 cheaper. Also, I am aware that AMD should be lowering the prices of their CPU's but, wouldn't it be better to spend around $400-500 for a E6600 and a mobo instead of around $1000 for just a new FX-62? Now, unless AMD cuts the price of the FX-62 to like $400-500, I'm thinking a new CPU/MOBO would be a better option and besides, would AMD cut the price of their most expensive CPU in half, if not a bit more than half?
any input would be greatly appreciated,