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What is a good cpu for around 150.

What is the best I can get for 150 bucks?

Intel? Amd?

I'd be ordering from newegg.

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Intel C2D E7200
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On the amd line it would be the 6400BE-159.99 or There is a tricore at 148.99.

I would go intel, say an E6550 wouldn't be bad, although you could easily buy a used 6750 or 6850 for $150 here on ocn.
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Ok forget what I posted and get the e7200 I didn't realize it had dropped so far.
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what's a cheap/good mobo to go along with the 7200???
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Honestly I don't see the point to upgrade to e7200 from a e6600, 45nm or not.
The amount of increase in speed (if you overclock) vs $150 is not worth it IMO.

I would however, save another 50 bucks and just buy a quad.
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The new Intel E7200 would be an excellent choice. It's a 45nm chip with a 9.5x multi and 3MB L2 cache. Newegg has them at $135 + Free shipping ATM.

The Intel E4700 is another fine CPU. It's 65nm with 2MB L2 Cache, but has a ridiculous 13x multiplier which can be very beneficial for overclocking. They're around the same price ($139 at Newegg).

PS: IMO - If you're using that E6600 in your sig... there's not much need for you to "upgrade" (especially on a $150 budget). Neither of the chips above would really be an upgrade from an E6600, anyway.
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its not for me. its for a friend. i'm sticking with my e6600 until the q6600 goes to 180
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post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by littleims10 View Post
what's a cheap/good mobo to go along with the 7200???
Are you looking for anything special like crossfire or sli, or does it matter? Are you going to overclock?
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