Worth the upgrade? AMD X2 4800 to X4 9600?

Snappshoota

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Looking to build a cheap rig coming up in the next few weeks.

I have previously ran an AMD x2 4800 paired with an 8800GTS 320mb, 2 gb g skill ram, and ASRock mobo, and it was a perfect setup for me. Just recently sold everything, and have an itch to build another rig.

What I plan on buying is an Phenom 9600, 4 gb G Skill ram DDR2 800 ( Ram and CPU are a combo deal ) Asrock A780g mobo, and either a 4850 or 9800gtx. Trying not spend more than $350 and everything comes to just $360 shipped.

Mainly going to be for gaming, website development/photoshop and some video editing.

So just kinda wondering if itd be a worth while upgrade to purchase a slower quad or purchase a faster dual core?

Thanks
 

Sathsayin

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GA-EP43-DS3L
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128347
79.99

OCZ Titanium XTC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227270
53.99 12.00 instant off bringing to 41.99 with 25.00 mail in rebate bringing to 16.99 total if you get rebate in time.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017
$189.99

SAPPHIRE 100265L Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 (640 Stream Proccesors)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102803
114.99 104.99 after mail in rebate if you get in time

so its either
420 or so plus shipping

or if you get the rebates
395 or so plus shipping if you get the rebates;)
 

Snappshoota

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As I stated in my OP, can only really spend 350 max.. shouldnt even be that much... Specially with Xmas coming soon.. (Just really been itching to play some pc games)

And I would love to have a decent Intel setup, but I'll prolly wait to build an intel system till the new i7's drop to a reasonable price.

But thanks
 

Sathsayin

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np i'm in the same boat but unfortuantly my budget is 280 so I'm gonna buy the board/ram/cpu. i will stick with my 6600gt for now:(
 

Snappshoota

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prolly gonna keep my 19in Acer so 1440x900.

GTA4, CS:S, Fall out 3, COD 4, COD WaW...
 

engiNURD

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It looks like a quadcore Intel is out of your budget. No worries, a dual core intel will outperform that quadcore AMD, lol. E7300 FTW! (using sathsayins other parts)
 

Sathsayin

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Let's go with this setup man.

CPU/Video - Intel Core 2 E7300 + EVGA Geforce 9800GT Dual Slot($20 MIR) both for $222.98
RAM - 4gig G. Skills DDR 2 1000 for $45 w/free shipping
Mobo - GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L for $80

Boom ---> $347.98 before shipping & rebates

O/C this E7300 and it will dust that Phenom 9600


Hey i was curious the reason i picked that graphics card was becasue it had 640 stream proccesors the 9800gt had only 112 was i wrong in thinking it would blow that 9800gt away? I may need to rethink and do some more reading before i upgrade?
 

lowteckh

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You don't compare ATI's shaders to NV's. My experience with the Phenom 9600 was terrible, utterly terrible. It can't overclock worth anything and runs hot. Also performs badly even with TLB turned off. Switching to an Athlon 5800 gave me noticeable performance boost even just running desktop crap.
 

engiNURD

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Hey i was curious the reason i picked that graphics card was becasue it had 640 stream proccesors the 9800gt had only 112 was i wrong in thinking it would blow that 9800gt away? I may need to rethink and do some more reading before i upgrade?

They perform about the same, AFAIK. The architecture differs between the two GPUs, so you can't simply look at specs. You must also look at performance reviews.
 

lowteckh

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What about just spending on the video card and dealing with the mobo/CPU later, seeing you're budget constrained and every dollar "saved" is money in your pocket?

NM, you sold all that stuff. e5200 for even less money.
 
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