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So I'm planning on buying a used pre built workstation on ebay and adding a gfx card and probably more ram. But I'm looking to find out if quad core is needed or not. I have been reading that some games require quad core processors to run now? Or was it reading that wrong.

Anyway, is it worth it/needed to get a quad over a dual core processor in a budget build. As for what games I'm wanting to play, probably Diablo 3 and games older than D3. This build is really only to get back into PC gaming without dropping 600+.

Thanks for the help guys.
post #2 of 6
Yes, more and more modern games require a quad core. If you not interested in playing them, then dont worry about it.
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I'd prefer to get a quad but not if they are to expensive in a pre built, what was that core 2 quad that was the best bang for the buck again? It was q9x50?
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I found it, the Q9400!
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Get a LGA 775 cut Xeon E5440/E5450.
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Q9400 for $13 off ebay is hard to beat.
    
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