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post #1 of 22
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ive decided to wait for the qaud core price drop thats expected to be coming, but i do not want to wait to build my rig. so im gonna buy a cheap processor that can handle my gaming for now and get the qaud later. any suggestions? i need it to handle my gaming with ease
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How about the e6320?
 
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post #3 of 22
Well since you said cheap I will provide those two links.

Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz SL7Z9
http://cgi.ebay.com/Intel-Pentium-4-...QQcmdZViewItem

Intel CPU Pentium D 805 Smithfield 2.66 GHz
http://cgi.ebay.com/Intel-CPU-Pentiu...QQcmdZViewItem

For me these are cheap and well since its for about a month I would live with the speeds. I would suggest the Pentium D since its a lot of better than P4. Well I tried to help. Will look around a bit more.
    
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post #4 of 22
Cheap but good.. I'd say e4300. I haven't heard much about the e2*** series yet though.
post #5 of 22
i would go with the e6320
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post #6 of 22
the e2140 OCed is apparently pretty good
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post #7 of 22
I agree with Shifty on the E2140 being a good OCer and should get you by for now! It's also less than $100!
post #8 of 22
E2160 $80
E4300 $120
E6420 $170
(dont take the 6320, the higher multi of the 6420 really helps)
post #9 of 22
weltal with the 805 is on the right track in my opinion.
One of the greatest OCing CPUs ever made and it is cheap. Even for a temporary build it would befun to work with.
    
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post #10 of 22
Grab a $50 celeron. Idk how it will do with gaming but if you don't wanna blow cash...
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