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Well you were right on the money with the E8400.

The best 3 dual cores would be the E8200, E8400, and E8500. They are all 45nm and all have 6mb of cache. Theoretically the 8500s would overclock the fastest due to the higher multiplier, but they cost $75 more than the E8400 so its not worth it.

EDIT: BTW, if you want RAID on that motherboard, you can go for a really cheap raid card. Also, crossfire support is really only for X38 or X48 chipsets, and you won't find a motherboard for less than $150 with those.
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Well you were right on the money with the E8400.

The best 3 dual cores would be the E8200, E8400, and E8500. They are all 45nm and all have 6mb of cache. Theoretically the 8500s would overclock the fastest due to the higher multiplier, but they cost $75 more than the E8400 so its not worth it.

EDIT: BTW, if you want RAID on that motherboard, you can go for a really cheap raid card. Also, crossfire support is really only for X38 or X48 chipsets, and you won't find a motherboard for less than $150 with those.

No raid, only have one hdd right now to spare. Also wouldn't care enough to crossfire that x1600. I am not going to use this for gaming...AT ALL. Its just for folding, and when I don't want to fire up my gaming rig to check my email. I want cheap, it looks like I can save $50 with the 6750 vs 8400 is the 8400 in folding going to just destroy the 6750 at the same ghz?
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Yes the E8400 will destroy the E6750 at the same Ghz in terms of performance, Power consumption, and heat produced. The E8400 will also overclock to higher speeds than the E6750 but i would seriously consider the Q6600 which is really worth it $30 extra dollars for two extra cores. If tyour rig is for plain folding i think the Q6600 is just too close not to get. Get the Q6600 even if it means waiting a while.
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No raid, only have one hdd right now to spare. Also wouldn't care enough to crossfire that x1600. I am not going to use this for gaming...AT ALL. Its just for folding, and when I don't want to fire up my gaming rig to check my email. I want cheap, it looks like I can save $50 with the 6750 vs 8400 is the 8400 in folding going to just destroy the 6750 at the same ghz?
DESTROY? No. If they were at the same speed, say 3.6 or whatever, the E8400 would only be about 10% faster due to more efficiently designed cores.

But either way, for $5 extra you could get the E6850 which gives you a higher multiplier! Then again, weather or not you use that multiplier is another story.
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Ok, this is actually a more accurate comparison for you. Not exact, but close.



The FPU matters the most for folding. If you look closely, you'll notice that at 2.66GHz the 45nm processor is about 10% faster than the 65nm one. And the quad core is very far ahead of the others.
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Do you think the iron blood is better than the others, and will it support a e8400?
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Iron blood? You mean bloodiron?

Yes it supports 45nm processors, but its only selling point over the gigabyte board is that you end up with the ICH9R southbridge for RAID support if you ever decide to use it in the future. The biggest of a difference you'd find between the overclocks on both boards is margianal. However, for folding purposes I'd stick with the gigabyte board since it can support DDR2-1066 RAM as a standard (probably more stable at higher RAM clocks).
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Do you think the iron blood is better than the others, and will it support a e8400?
The Bloodiron is a good board. But more expensive that the DS3L $90 bucks). If you look at my sig rig that's what I use. Also maybe click the Intel 45nm link. You can compare over at Linskingdom's thread. Lins also recommended the DS3L. ~JadeMiner~
    
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Gigabyte P35-DS3L is a good budget board for intel cpu OC if you don't need raid.
This is my vote too. Good solid board and overclocker.
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