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i need a new computer and I need just a little bit of advice between these 2 chips. This is going to be my gaming system, but a system on a budget.
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Originally Posted by grantgorgen View Post
i need a new computer and I need just a little bit of advice between these 2 chips. This is going to be my gaming system, but a system on a budget.
Go with the e2180 or e2200 instead of the e2160 because of the higher multiplier and no the e4500 isn't worth the extra $50.
EDIT~ I just found out that they released the e2220.
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Like majin death said. I think you'd be better off getting an E2180 or E2200. They overclock really well.
 
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Originally Posted by onlycodered View Post
Like majin death said. I think you'd be better off getting an E2180 or E2200. They overclock really well.
yep, got mine at 3.33ghz but, it could go a bit higher.
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post #5 of 27
The e2180 is insane
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11x E4500 isn't doing that well in OC compared to E2xxx especially e2140 and e2180. I would go for e2180.
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e2180 ftw
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I did a budget build. And i haven't regretted my e2180 at all.
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post #9 of 27
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so if there was to be a shoot-out between the 2xxx series... E2160(200x9)-$70;E2180(200x10)-$80;E2200(200x11)-$85;E2220(200x12)-$95...

would they all OC to the same level if they were all the same stepping (M0), and if then, wouldn't I want the lowest multiplier to get a higher fsb?

fyi, im looking @ a 650i mobo unless there are other suggestions for a budget sli box
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E2200... there have been quite a few bad batches of e2180s in the last few couple weeks including mine.

Check around the forum and you will see what i mean. They are arent even getting past 3.0 now.
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