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i have a e4700 dual core proccesor and i have ocd it to 3.53 ghz from 2.6ghz i was thinking of getting a quad for now because my other rig is not fiinsihed yet and i dont think its getting finnished soon so and suggestins on core 2 quad proccesors which could oc to 4 ghz i have attached a pic of my current cpu in cpu z
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Well, what do you use this system for? Games? General use?
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Quad. But I wouldn't pay more than $100 for one. Look for one used. Other than that, I'd get a 2500k for $170. Way faster than c2q
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1.its for gaming 2. its a 775 socket 3. for my new rig i have the choice of a 6 core i7 or a 4 core xeon which one because this the last piece of new rig and i just got the cash
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1.its for gaming 2. its a 775 socket 3. for my new rig i have the choice of a 6 core i7 or a 4 core xeon which one because this the last piece of new rig and i just got the cash
Wouldn't a 4 core i5 or i7 be cheaper?

For gaming, definitely a quad. Duals just don't cut it any more.

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Quad. But I wouldn't pay more than $100 for one. Look for one used. Other than that, I'd get a 2500k for $170. Way faster than c2q
I'd like to know where you're finding 170 dollar 2500ks. (even microcenter wants 180 and that's in store only, gas prices mean you're going to pay retail or higher if you don't live in the same city)
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1.its for gaming 2. its a 775 socket 3. for my new rig i have the choice of a 6 core i7 or a 4 core xeon which one because this the last piece of new rig and i just got the cash
No offense, but a quad still won't do much for your 9500gt. I personally would upgrade your GPU first.
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No offense, but a quad still won't do much for your 9500gt. I personally would upgrade your GPU first.
I was under the impression he was building new, but if he's keeping the old GPU - you're right. It would be pointless.
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right now, if you can get a cheap core2quad i would go for it, if you cant get a sandy bridge setup, i have an asus x58 mobo sitting collecting dust because no on wants it.
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i have a friend is giving me the xeon w5580 which is new for my current setup and i heard that i5 don t oc well but i have enough cash for i7 980 x but my other parts will be here in 2 and a half months so i was hoping for a quad to use for now delivery in africa is slow
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My bad on the $170. They are $179 at microcenter. I live 15min's from there. Look at today's Deal of the day. If your close to one, get that for the deal.
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