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I run my PC on a 26'' HD TV 720p res is 1260 x 780 I THINK.

E7200 is an under estimate chip for the cash it costs. i paid £80 where a E8400 is about £130 so that a £50 diff so you could nearly buy two E7200 for one E8400. it also has a higher multi 9.5. I would recommend if you want to achieve 4ghz but the max boot up clocks are 4.3ghz. only thing letting E7200 down is the L2 Cache
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I run my PC on a 26'' HD TV 720p res is 1260 x 780 I THINK.

E7200 is an under estimate chip for the cash it costs. i paid £80 where a E8400 is about £130 so that a £50 diff so you could nearly buy two E7200 for one E8400. it also has a higher multi 9.5. I would recommend if you want to achieve 4ghz but the max boot up clocks are 4.3ghz. only thing letting E7200 down is the L2 Cache
L2 cache is expensive, i remembered that i paid$200 for AMD 939 4400 + for $200 when AMD AM2 4400 + is $100, caus 1MB cache more,
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Yeah but depending on what you are doing Cache does not matter you will need it more for folding & general computing. but there is hardly any diff in games you might notices a diff in about a years time not until tho!?

If you can afford it go for a E8400 or Q6600 if you are worried about the E7200. you could even wait for the E7300 which will have 10 multi
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E8400 ftw

for now, like you said, would be the E8400. Faster FSB, higher cores, you aren't encoding videos, and not gaming heavy.

So for the best NOW value, the E8400

Hope this helped
E8400 is what I would say. The 680i only at max allows 45nm duals and 65nm quads. LOL just check my specs.
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Yeah but depending on what you are doing Cache does not matter you will need it more for folding & general computing. but there is hardly any diff in games you might notices a diff in about a years time not until tho!?

If you can afford it go for a E8400 or Q6600 if you are worried about the E7200. you could even wait for the E7300 which will have 10 multi
yes, i would definetaly go E7200 if i bought it in the beginning of the year, but right now, E8400 has dropped its price, so i gonna get it
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ok, i finally got my E8400 today

199+tax, no more cash for decent air cooler. looking on ebay, then OC time!
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ok, i finally got my E8400 today

199+tax, no more cash for decent air cooler. looking on ebay, then OC time!
How much money you looking to spend?

I would save up and get a Tuniq Tower, and keep the stock cooling for now.

Stock cooling can allow a small OC given you play with low voltage. Ive seen 3200mhz on stock so its a start.
    
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How much money you looking to spend?

I would save up and get a Tuniq Tower, and keep the stock cooling for now.

Stock cooling can allow a small OC given you play with low voltage. Ive seen 3200mhz on stock so its a start.
yea, that is what i am planning, i am looking for (30 + - 5) air cooling fans


either this : http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...m=300228391319

or this http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...m=380029846979
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I'm actually selling my 1.225 vid G0 Q6600 I've used the past couple weeks. Could get into windows at 4.05Ghz, but no way would I run it at that speed without proper cooling. Decided to order an E8500 since I primarily game and would be nice with this MB to exceed 500FSB and get my ram running at a higher frequency.
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Sorry, I was agreeing with his Q6600 post.

I was talking about the E8400. You may get 3 more MB of cache, but it's also split up 4 times for the 4 cores. So you have 8 MB cache but only 2 MB per core, and most applications don't utilize all 4 cores yet so you will have a few MB sitting around. The E8400 has a 6MB cache spread over 2 cores so it has 3 per core. Don't get me wrong, I would love to have a Q6600, but for what I am going for, it wouldn't help me. IMO, the E8400 is all out better for now. Higher FSB, higher clock, higher OC
You're wrong. Cache in the C2D's is dynamic/shared--so each core can access the full amount of cache.

@OP--go with the quad. Given the price you mentioned, it's a good deal. i'd pay $70 more than a 7200 for a quad (and IMHO, if it were between the 7200 and the 8400, I'd go with the 8400--half-multipliers, like on the 7200, have been tricky with overclocking). But even if you go with the quad, don't fool yourself into thinking it's any sort of "future proofing" (a misnomer in the computer tech areas) because it's more than a year and a half old. Sure, they're good chips, but they'll soon be replaced like anything else.
    
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