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Originally Posted by Guruboy View Post
but once you get to 3800+ and 4200+, you might want to think about getting a better motherboard than something like an M2N-E, because you're going to have to overclock to keep up with the latest games.
This is true, the 5200 won't need overclocking for now to keep up with games, but soon it will. Most people with 3600 ($64) and 4000 ($70) Brisbanes say that it tops out at the same speed from an overclock as a 5200 ($130) does. In other words, if you overclock a 5200 and you overclock a 3600, they should both top out at around the same speed. If you subscribe to the belief that the overclock is inevitable, might as well save $75 and get the 3600 or 4000 Brisbane. However, it should be noted that the 5200, 5600, and 6000 Windsors also come with a 2x1MB L2 cache, which I've heard is supposed to be like adding 200-400MHz to the performance.

But if you wait like 2 weeks you can get a C2D 6600 for the same money, or a quad core for about $260
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