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Well I don't get me wrong I'm an AMD fan but I want to build a rig that can play games and I heard that Intel is best for that. Do you really need a Q6600 or higher for gaming as long as your graphics card is reasonable? I don't plan on playing games like Crysis but more like Half Life and Team Fortress 2...

Would a low end Intel Duo Core play these games as well or is it really important to use something with more power?

Thanks for your time,

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A Quad won't do you any good for games. Almost nothing makes use of more than two cores. So for a gaming rig, I'd just stick with a dual. A low-end dual once OC'd to high end speeds will play games almost as well. The trick to the low-end duals is that they have half of the L2 cash that the mid and upper-range chips have.

It is more important for gaming to have a good video card.
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A Quad won't do you any good for games. Almost nothing makes use of more than two cores. So for a gaming rig, I'd just stick with a dual. A low-end dual once OC'd to high end speeds will play games almost as well. The trick to the low-end duals is that they have half of the L2 cash that the mid and upper-range chips have.

It is more important for gaming to have a good video card.
I have no idea how to OC...

Should I aim for something mid range with a better clock speed and L2 cache?

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it is a lot cheaper to learn to OC
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