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To the OP, You don't need a speed processor. I think you really need a Quad for the tasks that you want to do. In my opinion, I'd spend the extra $20 + $200 = Q6600. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017

You can probably even get away with stock HSF on a mild overclock to 2.8ghz if you need a bit more speed. You can always set the affinity, so the least used cores will be utilized by the processes that you want.

Judging from your sig, you like to keep computers for a bit of time. The slower Q6600 will better served you over time at stock voltage, than a 4ghz OC E8400, which will require more voltage to maintain the 4ghz OC.
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Well if you like watching videos and media on my computer. If you also do lots of web browsing and multiple programs running while surfing. Go with intel quadcore Definitely
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Originally Posted by OT Casper View Post
I wish I wa that rich but I dont have that kind of money. I can spend upto 200 for the CPU
IMO, speed alone doesn't tell the whole story. If you have $200 to spend...don't forget that you need adequate cooling as others have said if you're going to do osme heavy OC.
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