Finnally I saved up the money.I am going to get a new processor in a week or so and I need some advice from you Hardware Guru's. Actually I need the short answer because my brain hurts from trying to read the answers myself. I need to try and find out which processors are better/faster. Im not sure if I want to go quad or dual core.I'm still undecided if I am going to need it or not.
Warning LOADS of questions ahead
Then there are these two that seem to have the same specs
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6850 - Retail
and the one I am leaning towards as of now
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - RetailAbout this one though do you guys think I should cough up the extra cash and go for the Q6700 running @ 2.6Ghz?
Now I understand the the names Conroe and Wolfdale have something to do with the Die they are from but how do you know which one is newer/faster/better?
Would I be able to use my 1066 Ram with a 1333 Processor?
Also I am open to getting a new Motherboard even though the one I have now is only a month or two old. but If you guys think the X38 chipset is worth it I might fit it in the budget.
As of now I have:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz
Crucial Ballistix 4GB (4 x 1GB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR2 1066
My total budget is around $600 - $800
I'd prefer 6 but I could wait a week and get up to 8
Also I'd like to keep the ram but the Mobo was only $100 bucks I'd like to keep it but if I could deff get a better one if the X38 chipset is way better.
and if theres a little money left over Id like to get a new PSU as well
CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ( Because Clocker said so)
In a nutshell guys I don't know what I should do here. I got between $600 and $800 bucks to spend to upgrade my rig. I need a CPU, and maybe a MoBo and PSU.?
What do you guys think I should do here? I just want a good fast rig that will hold me over for a while to do some serious Downloading and some minor to moderate Video encoding/burning.. As always you guys rock at this stuff so show me the magic boys. Thanks