Thinking about a new rig

vbimport

#1

Hi guys.
My current PC is Asus A8N Premium SLI (939) Opteron 180@2.58ghz 3GB of GSkill DDR400 EVGA 8600GT.
I’ve been thinking about getting a new PC I do love AMD but “sometime love ain’t just enough” so I have to go with “what have you done for me lately?”:stuck_out_tongue:
I do not play or into games all of my works are photoshop and video editing-rendering.
AMD 64x2 6400+ Black Edition or Intel Q6600. Either one I have to start over again. Is it worth it to upgrade? At this moment I’m thinking about Intel Q6600But I would love to hear opinions.:flower:


#2

Seems like you have a pretty good rig now. Just how much more do you need. Are you having issues, or slowness problems…


#3

If I were you I would hold out just a little bit longer, the penryn quad cores are comming out. The q9450 will use almost half the power of a q6600 and be 5-20 percent faster depending on applications. I think some of them are comming out in March. If you want a fast dual core now, then go with an intel wolfdale, the e8400 is around 200 bucks and is fast. It is also 45nm like the q9450.


#4

Thank you.
That’s exactly my point. If I go with Intel Q6600 or AMD 64x2 6400+ how much do I gain? Is it worth it to go through those troubles? I would expect 35-45% gain at least. A reason I asked that’s because I have never experienced DDR2 before.


#5

Getting a Q6600 would be a waste of money, it’s not that much faster and I doubt your applications would make use of quad core. Given that you’ve already overclocked your Opteron I’d say definitely not worth it going for a “black edition”. As eric said, wait.
Given that you video/photo edit I’d say that you’re better off with a dual core with high clock frequency.
//Danne


#6

Thank you so much for you inputs and thoughts
See all these new hardwares came out I’m kinda tempting. That’s a big tempting move to make I’m looking at $500-$600 at least ,I’ll wait for now.:flower:
Another thoughts , my Asus A8N SLI Premium can hold 8HDD’s(sata/4-Nvidia 4-SilconeImage) and 4IDE drives. All new MB’s don’t have many storage connections any more.
Once again thank you so much.