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I am ready to build myself a new rig. i definetly needed, the stats i have of my computer right below are real. but i am stuck, what cpu is the best buy that will last me some time? something within reasonable price, not really looking forward to spending a grand on a cpu , but around the 600 ball park is fine.
i was also thinking of the mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131284
    
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e8400 or q6600
I just put a rig together with x38 asus board and the e8400 is overclocking effortlessly.
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post #3 of 73
Go for the E8400
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alright, hows this for a build



NZXT HUSH Black SECC Steel/ Aluminum/ Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

NZXT HUSH Black SECC Steel/ Aluminum/ Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811146035
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$10.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate

$99.99
$89.99




EVGA 512-P3-N862-AR GeForce 9600GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

EVGA 512-P3-N862-AR GeForce 9600GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130328
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$359.98
($179.99 each)




OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply

OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply - Retail
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$128.99




G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail
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$289.98
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ASUS RAMPAGE FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard

ASUS RAMPAGE FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail
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ASUS V-60 92mm Vapo Bearing CPU Cooler

ASUS V-60 92mm Vapo Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
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also why x38 over x48?
    
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Well it depends on what you're doing....most people say if you're a major gamer go for the e8400 because it clocks really high...i'm a gamer and i personally went with the Q6600 because it overclocks pretty high and has four cores...which i'm hoping will make it a little more "futureproof" than the dual cores. Then again, the 8400 does have 45nm which is nice. And....600 dollars when half the budget is your mobo??? I think you're dreaming man. You'd be looking at ~500$ just for the mobo and processor.

EDIT** Oops i think i misread your post...if you're willing to spend just 600 on the processor then you're golden

I'd go with Gskill and a good processor like the Corsair 650TX or 750TX...or a pc power and cooling, those are always good, just a little pricier.
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post #6 of 73
Your going to have to get a 780i board to run SLi, I would get the G Skill ddr2 1000 kit to save yourself about $100, and get a different case imo the CM 690.
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post #7 of 73
get g.skill 2x2gb kit 1000mhz dark blue ones for $100 or so. only need 4gb's really. can't use 2 evga video cards on x38/x48 chipset motherboards. get the evga 8800gts 512mb they are good and solid. get the corsair 620hx power supply. its dead silent. i'm using it. and i'd get the x38 asus p5e board. same thing as x48 pretty much.
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post #8 of 73
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Well it depends on what you're doing....most people say if you're a major gamer go for the e8400 because it clocks really high...i'm a gamer and i personally went with the Q6600 because it overclocks pretty high and has four cores...which i'm hoping will make it a little more "futureproof" than the dual cores. Then again, the 8400 does have 45nm which is nice. And....600 dollars when half the budget is your mobo??? I think you're dreaming man. You'd be looking at ~500$ just for the mobo and processor.

EDIT** Oops i think i misread your post...if you're willing to spend just 600 on the processor then you're golden

I'd go with Gskill and a good processor like the Corsair 650TX or 750TX...or a pc power and cooling, those are always good, just a little pricier.
i did not mean 600 as a whole build, i mean 600 just for the cpu.. lol sorry for the confusion
    
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post #9 of 73
look at what i listed
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post #10 of 73
What's with the :turd:y CPU cooler?
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