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Since my dad is an Intel user, never used, seen, or heard anything about AMD aside from that it's slower than Intel, I'm forced to work with the stupid high prices of their Core 2 Duo/Quad line. The Q6600 processors are all gone, the E8XXX series is massively overpriced, and the E6XXX series, at least my dad thinks, is just a dual core Pentium 4. >_>

What's a good processor for everyday uses? This includes some potential gaming, nothing fancy though. A family computer if you will.

The Pentium E6700 is like the Athlon II of the Core 2 line right?
     
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No point in building socket 775... What is your budget?
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post
Since my dad is an Intel user, never used, seen, or heard anything about AMD aside from that it's slower than Intel, I'm forced to work with the stupid high prices of their Core 2 Duo/Quad line. The Q6600 processors are all gone, the E8XXX series is massively overpriced, and the E6XXX series, at least my dad thinks, is just a dual core Pentium 4. >_>

What's a good processor for everyday uses? This includes some potential gaming, nothing fancy though. A family computer if you will.

The Pentium E6700 is like the Athlon II of the Core 2 line right?
Jeasus man, that's multiple generations behind the current lineup. A budget would be great. An i3-2100 can be had for around 120 bucks and has the equivalent of a 60 buck graphics card included. It would make a great, super power efficient, everyday machine.

If you do opt for something old, don't you dare buy new. You could pick up a used lga775 CPU and MB for super cheap if you prowl around the for sale section.
Edited by Varjo - 5/13/11 at 10:25am
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Jeasus man, that's multiple generations behind the current lineup. A budget would be great. An i3-2100 can be had for arround 120 bucks and has the efficient of a 60 buck graphics card included. It would make a great, super power efficient, everyday machine.

If you do opt for something old, don't you dare buy new. You could pick up a used lga775 CPU and MB for super cheap if you prowl around the for sale section.
^This.

I'd consider a Sandy Bridge CPU to be used with it's internal integrated graphic card.

That would be the best idea for everyday's use.
    
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take LGA 1155, not that expesive really - but with the LGA1156 you probaly could get a great deal. And I'd say an i5 is enough for gaming, specially if you were planning on building a LGA775
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I LITERALLY have no money for anything else.

I've got a P5N-E SLI board just sitting here waiting to be used. See the point?
     
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True socket 775 is "generations back" but they can be extremely adaquate machines. I like finding cheap socket 775 cpu's and overclocking them (it seems many others do also). Look for a Q6600 G0 used, I use the e5200 line for word processing and other low end duties (when I am not overclocking them). The Q6600 and a 9800GTX+ are "way old" but still way capable, definetly not ready for the recycle bin.I bought a Q6600 G0 new in 2008 (just went out of warranty) it has been loads of fun.
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If money is your problem, find a used E8400 .. they are just epic .. really .. keep us updated mate, good luck
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Newegg.com still stocks socket LGA 775. If it was up to me, I would choose between a E6800 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116371)

Q8400 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115057)

I know your old man is set on intel but I think these are the best. For the dual core, anything over $100 is to much IMO and the Q8400 is the cheapest quad core there.
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I believe Paraleyes was selling a Q9650 for around 200$, don't know if he still has it. But AMD are pretty good for the money now, their Phenom 2 quads are about par with the Core2Quad's but with DDR3 support.

The Phenom 2 955 is still a nice CPU and you should be able to get it for around 120-130$ on sale.
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