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post #11 of 14
depends on your budget.

Under 90$ E2140 (83$)
Over 90$ but under 125$ E4300 (114$)
Over 125$ but under 180$ E6300 (164$)
over 180$ but under 220$ E6600 (around 230$ newegg)
Over 220$ but under 250$ X3210 quad xeon. (approx 255$ newegg)

It doesnt matter if the board supports it or not, as long as the bios supports cpus that have the 50 at the end, you''re good to go because you can oc it to 1333Mhz yourself anyways...
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post #12 of 14
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yeah, i have the nforce 4 dual x16 chipset, which may or may not be cool with this jank. i should call asus i guess and see what's up. i reeeeally should have gotten a 680i board :[
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post #13 of 14
What's your budget?

I would go with:

-Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 (Tight Budget)
-Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (If You Have The Funds)
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post #14 of 14
e4300 + your RAM and go for 4ghz.

-prices for the Q4's are still coming down, and future cpu releases are just around the corner again.
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