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post #11 of 22
Plenty of good choices. But IMO the Smith is tooo hot. I would look at the E series and get the one you can afford. Frankly the CPU hardly matters for gaming--it's all in the GFX
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post #12 of 22
that's where you're wrong. going from a P4 3.0 to an E6420 quadrupled my framerates.
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No matter what you people say about E2160 i have done some benches with my friends PC using both my D930 OCed at 4GHz and his e2160 OCed at around 3GHz. We were using his PC ofcourse. Well actually the PC was fixed so it would work best with OC and when I put mine on he did some changes different to the ones I have right now. Anyway no matter how you see it his CPU made my D930 look like a little lost puppy that has to fight Rex and I do not mean the police dog, I mean a T-Rex. If you can actually find it less than 100 USD then go for it or else, for less month do not spend so much money (at least to me they are a lot of money).
    
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post #14 of 22
thats because the PDs are products of the megahertz myth.
but im sure you're already familiar with netburst technology.
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Actually no since I just entered the world of overclocking. I never imagined that I would get a 8800GTS. I was "forced " in a way to buy it so since I did I had to overclock my pc because it was bottlenecking the new VGA. To me a northwood would be the same as a prescott with just different name and a pentium d would have 2 physical cores like core 2 duo. Ofcourse I am getting a glipse of how things work but if this whole thing was a book then I need new glasses to read it.
    
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post #16 of 22
As a 'carry-over' CPU, the E2140 gets my vote. Just $81, and very capable. Plus, probably has good residual value when you don't need it anymore (or it's still nice for a second rig).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116037
    
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As a 'carry-over' CPU, the E2140 gets my vote. Just $81, and very capable. Plus, probably has good residual value when you don't need it anymore (or it's still nice for a second rig).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116037
Yes thats a good price but I think newegg can't ship to canada. Although not sure.
    
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Yes thats a good price but I think newegg can't ship to canada. Although not sure.
crap.. overlooked that. You're right

http://www.directcanada.com/products...ufacture=INTEL
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post #19 of 22
E2160
E4300
E6320

Best bet out or the new Celeron if you must.
    
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post #20 of 22
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Actually no since I just entered the world of overclocking. I never imagined that I would get a 8800GTS. I was "forced " in a way to buy it so since I did I had to overclock my pc because it was bottlenecking the new VGA. To me a northwood would be the same as a prescott with just different name and a pentium d would have 2 physical cores like core 2 duo. Ofcourse I am getting a glipse of how things work but if this whole thing was a book then I need new glasses to read it.
PD has 2 dies, each 1 core, c2d 1 die with 2 cores. so just 1 "physical core". or im not understanding you completely.
anyway, netburst tech focusses on as many clocks/sec as possible. the CPU's reach great speeds in terms of GHz, but they dont do a lot of calculations per clock.
the C2D's might not be as fast, but do more with a single clock.
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