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Yep, he's right. I didn't know the E8500 was under $300. That is your best bet for a gaming chip. Unless you play Supreme Commander or some other hardcore RTS. Those have been shown to benefit slightly from a Quad.
$289 here.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...460&CatId=2396
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post #32 of 37
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Hey Microman, you get that E8500 yet? If so how is it?
yeah i got it i havent put it in yet i wanna use it to bench with the X2 i am gonna grab next week so i'll have my 2 3870's and the X2 hoping with the E8500 i can break 25k.
    
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post #33 of 37
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Yep, he's right. I didn't know the E8500 was under $300. That is your best bet for a gaming chip. Unless you play Supreme Commander or some other hardcore RTS. Those have been shown to benefit slightly from a Quad.
I don't know about the E8500 but E8400 is the best so far. It can go 4 GHz on air!!!!!
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yeah i got it i havent put it in yet i wanna use it to bench with the X2 i am gonna grab next week so i'll have my 2 3870's and the X2 hoping with the E8500 i can break 25k.
Aaaahhhh 25000....
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post #35 of 37
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I don't know about the E8500 but E8400 is the best so far. It can go 4 GHz on air!!!!!
Well I hope so. It starts out a 3.0GHz.

It also won't go much past it though. They like to burn up.
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post #36 of 37
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Aaaahhhh 25000....
we'll see something might be up with this damn mobo or it could be my quad i dunno. when i run 06 my cpu score is like 3000 at 4.2 and the tests take like 4 mins everything else works fine i dont get it. anyway we shall see i suppose
    
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e8400, sorry but im yet to see how a quad makes much differance to gaming atm, my e6750 does me fine though
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