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A good cheap 775 intel CPU that won't bottleneck a GTX 260

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I'm building a lan rig, and I've already have all the parts except the CPU is an E2200 which sucks. So I need something that will pair up with a GTX 260 nicely without the need of overclocking.
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1.) e8600
2.) e8500
3.) e8400
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Any Core 2 Duo Wolfdale, namely the E8x00 series (E7x00 maybe?), should be fine, but it really depends on the game, as that is what the CPU will bottleneck rather than the card itself, to speak literally.

If you want a quad core CPU, most should be alright when at least at ~3GHz or higher.
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so any e8x00 okie dokie.
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yeah.. the faster the better if your not overclocking. If you can OC pick any one...
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Originally Posted by Cacophony View Post
I'm building a lan rig, and I've already have all the parts except the CPU is an E2200 which sucks. So I need something that will pair up with a GTX 260 nicely without the need of overclocking.
i know you said no overclocking.
but with more and more games using 4 cores, how about a Q6600. (G0 revision)
its stock is 2.4ghz but anyone can get it to 3.0ghz on most motherboards.
its very easy to overclock.
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