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Finalizing this decsion to go core 2. I should be ordering sometime today or tomorrow. I have a budget of 350. This what i currently have:
Asus P5n-e 650i sli + E4500 2.2 GHz from the egg for 279.60 shipped
Then probably gonna take the enzotech off Audi's hands that he has listed on the for sale section which is another 45 bucks. Total would be roughly 340. Yay, nay, should i go ahead and order this?
    
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I would say nay.

Your system isn't that bad right now.

I would probably wait, save more money, wait for newer products and price drops before upgrading.
    
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Save your money.
    
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I would say nay.

Your system isn't that bad right now.

I would probably wait, save more money, wait for newer products and price drops before upgrading.
the 3600 isnt cutting it for me especially with vista. Gaming isnt what i expected it to be plus im bottlenecking so yea.
    
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the 3600 isnt cutting it for me especially with vista. Gaming isnt what i expected it to be plus im bottlenecking so yea.
Well, if I recall correctly, you can OC the x2 3600+ to near e6300 stock I believe.

I don't know how well the e4500 does, but I can't imagine it would make that much of a difference.
    
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Well, if I recall correctly, you can OC the x2 3600+ to near e6300 stock I believe.

I don't know how well the e4500 does, but I can't imagine it would make that much of a difference.
my board isnt the best of overclockers, i thought it would equal to the 550 but was horribly wrong
    
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Well, if I recall correctly, you can OC the x2 3600+ to near e6300 stock I believe.

I don't know how well the e4500 does, but I can't imagine it would make that much of a difference.
A oc'ed x2 3600 will be faster than a stock e6300.

Save your money I refuse to believe you're being bottlenecked. Buy a better monitor and turn up the resolution instead.
    
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A oc'ed x2 3600 will be faster than a stock e6300.

Save your money I refuse to believe you're being bottlenecked. Buy a better monitor and turn up the resolution instead.
ive read the bottlenecking sticky and some people have suggested that i may be bottlenecking. How would turning up the resolution be better? That would drop the frames lower and make it worse wouldnt it?
    
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