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1680x1050 and its the 512MB 8800GT. it's actually a very good combination. runs all my games at max settings (besides crysis of course). and i have room to SLi if need be.
god... SLi would be nice!!
post #32 of 43
E7200 is just as good as any of the E8 series you really don't notice the diff once passed 3.3 on both accounts
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oh and the OEM Q6600 is the same price as the Retail E8400.
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my vote for 8400.
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my machine is mostly for gaming and i had the decision to make not so long back.


my choice is in my sig but your decision should be based on how often you upgrade your system. i will be getting a quad once games take full use of it but im hoping that intel will be focused on its new socket and be slashing prices by then
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my machine is mostly for gaming and i had the decision to make not so long back.


my choice is in my sig but your decision should be based on how often you upgrade your system. i will be getting a quad once games take full use of it but im hoping that intel will be focused on its new socket and be slashing prices by then
hohoho that wpuld be the nahalem

i will upgrade more maybe after 1 year of the nahalem release
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oh and the OEM Q6600 is the same price as the Retail E8400.
thats why im still choosing either E8400 or Q6600
post #38 of 43
Actually, the E7200 seems like an even better buy. At only $130, it is significantly cheaper than the E8400 and it overclocks very well, too.
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Q6600, it's 2 extra cores....and soon games will start to appreciate it.
 
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post #40 of 43
I would say E7200 that chip will lasted you until Q2 next year then you can use the new Intel Cpu's.

E7200 all the way they will overclock the same as a E8400 only diff is the Cache but there is only like 5% diff overall and they are like half the price.
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