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Help me be sane X6800 ordered Gulp

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by SimonMaltby, 14 Jul 2006.

  1. SimonMaltby

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Nov 2002

    Posts: 2,219

    Location: Somerset

    Can I make this a POLL???

    Help me here please cos i'm getting very confused and in danger of making a big mistake.

    I'm all geared up for Conroe. Got everything except the chip and currently running it all using an Intel 805 at 3.6Ghz silent.

    I need a very fast rig because I use it for work and play...
    Work is: web design and data management where i run Server 2003, IIS (loacally), Coldfusion, dreamweaver, SQL Server 2005 visual Studio and Photoshop.
    Play is: games like UT and COD2 or GTR etc.

    I have just changed my preordered E6700 for an X6800 because of two reasons.
    1. The unlocked Multi means i could run a high Multi and lower FSB in case the motherboard does not like high FSB
    2. It is available on Monday

    Now bear in mind that I am away on Wednesday and Thursday next week and on holiday for 10 days on the 26th July.

    Do you think i'm making a stupid mistake paying nearly £800 for an X6800

    Please help - all opinions valued :)
     
  2. easyrider

    Caporegime

    Joined: 24 Dec 2005

    Posts: 39,796

    Location: Autonomy

    yes,

    spend the money saved on holiday
     
  3. gam3r

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Jun 2005

    Posts: 3,789

    Location: London..

    yes, not worth it really tbh unless you got that sort of cash idle somewhere.
     
  4. trojan698

    Soldato

    Joined: 21 Oct 2005

    Posts: 5,484

    Location: Edinburgh

    Yes.
     
  5. Tigjaw

    Hitman

    Joined: 6 Oct 2005

    Posts: 659

    Location: West Midlands

    Yes change it back and upgrade some other components instead.
     
  6. gam3r

    Mobster

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    Posts: 3,789

    Location: London..

    put it towards a nice monitor or sound setup etc.
     
  7. Vertigo1

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Dec 2003

    Posts: 15,392

    Yes, unless you have money to burn, which you obviously don't or you wouldn't be asking the question, £800 on a CPU is madness.
     
  8. maddness

    Soldato

    Joined: 13 Dec 2003

    Posts: 6,116

    Location: Intel HQ

    it is maddness :D

    but if you can afford it, go for it

    a) you'll get it sooner

    b) you can brag about it
     
  9. Iraklis F.C.

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 Nov 2003

    Posts: 6,433

    Location: Thessaloniki

    to hell mate , order it :D
     
  10. silversurfer

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 19,227

    Location: Stanley Hotel, Colorado

    Conroe could end up like a speedboat with the anchor down. Without the rest of the system keeping up you will just spin round in circles very fast and feel sick about spending that much money :p

    Spend money on making sure you have the best of everything else first, what hard drives do you have. Get some ultra wide scsi or something
     
  11. Richdog

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

    Posts: 26,339

    Location: Utopia

    It genuinely makes me sad to see people spending £800 ona CPU that will lose 40% of it's value in 1 year and be yesterdays news.

    The whole point of overclocking is that you take a £250 CPU and turn it into an £800 one! Buying an £800 CPU not only (in my humble opinion) goes against the core principles of overclocking, but it's just such a terrible waste. Will you notice the extra 200mhz that the £800 will give you? Is it worth the £550 extra? 0.3mhz per pound? If you had a £250 CPU and an £800 Conroe side by side, OC'd to the max, you wouldn't even notice the dfference.

    I just wish people would engage their brain before engaging their wallets. At the end of the day it's your money and you can spend it on whatever the hell you like and no-one can stop you... but that £550 you save could be used for so many better things. Take a holiday, treat your kids... spend it on somthing that has some real worth.

    Don't get offended... just my opinion. :)
     
    Last edited: 15 Jul 2006
  12. Jimbo

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,024

    Location: Newcastle, England

    Save your money mate, unless you have it to burn. The price of this thing is complete madness.

    6700 is just about identical, apart from multiplier etc honestly just wait a little longer, I know its hard I can hardly wait for my 6600 but I sure as hell aint shelling out for a 6800... nuts imho.
     
  13. Jimbo

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,024

    Location: Newcastle, England

    And I might add.. clever and devious ploy by intel, release the top range chip first for all the desperate cant waits out there first (no offence), then follow up a week or two later with the saner priced cpus. ;)
     
  14. SimonMaltby

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Nov 2002

    Posts: 2,219

    Location: Somerset

    Thank you all for your opinions. This quote from Richdog just sums things up for me... By ordering this i have forgotten the principles of overclocking and where is the excitement in that.

    I shall be on the phone to OCUK tomorrow to cancel.. sorry OCUK

    I have decided to take my holiday and see what the whole market is like when i return... sensible, boring but fact.

    Thanks again :)
     
  15. Vertigo1

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Dec 2003

    Posts: 15,392

    LOL, only 40% !?

    If you think an X6800 will still be worth £470 in a year's time you're deluded.
     
  16. supafly

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 Oct 2005

    Posts: 325

    You only live once, enjoy your money and spend it! :)
     
  17. trojan698

    Soldato

    Joined: 21 Oct 2005

    Posts: 5,484

    Location: Edinburgh

    ..on his holiday! Buy the E6600.
     
  18. Explicit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2006

    Posts: 2,186

    Very sensible choice in the end, good man! :)
     
  19. Richdog

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

    Posts: 26,339

    Location: Utopia

    You made the right choice pal, trust me on that. Have fun! :D

    It was just an off the cuff figure, why would you get so worked up over such a minor and inconsequential detail when the point of the argument was perfectly clear? Sheesh... talk about pointlessly anal. ;)
     
    Last edited: 15 Jul 2006
  20. drunkenmaster

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 33,194

    i'm going to pretend me on xtremesys had something to do with your decision, i will take a 5% cut of the savings as payment for my great advice :p


    you could always, if you did wanta x6800, either just say you have on one tuesday, say you don't have time to take pics, get one for £650 when you get back and save £150. or do the same, but get a E6600 and with a little bit of etching skill turn that 2nd 6 into an 8 ;) go with the same story whichever one you choose to do(and maybe no really high quality macro shots of the cpu ;) ) .