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post #1 of 17
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Im creating a computer, so im planning to buld it around a cpu (gotta start somewhere).

What cpu should i add?

I need one thats under 200 dollars,
also i want one that is fairly popular to overclock. (hence easy to overclock because theres alot of tuts on it)

Thank you all in advance.

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post #2 of 17
are you looking for a amd cpu or intel?
for an intel you could get a e8400 for c2d or q6700 for qc

for amd you could go with the 6400 be for x2 or 9850 be for x4
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post #3 of 17
AMD: 5600+
Intel: e7200


I would say the 5000+ Black Edition, but that's actually more pricey than the 5600+ which performs better anyway
    
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post #4 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by dglkn View Post
AMD: 5600+
Intel: e7200


I would say the 5000+ Black Edition, but that's actually more pricey than the 5600+ which performs better anyway
i cant believe you sigged that tool SHAME ON YOU! good calls on the cpu's though maybe an E8400 since budget allows
    
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well i guess im looking for a amd.
but if you guys have something better in mind?
post #6 of 17
Check this out! http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...m-x4,1935.html
Read this review. I would go Intel if it was me. I was an AMD fan, but since I upgraded there is no way I would go back. Well, unless they come out with something crazy bad ?ss. This seems like a cool processor to overclock with the low TDP. Plus it is a quad core. Do not know if they are out yet. Being this is in an AMD thread that is why I didn't give you any Intel processors to choose from. Also the 5000+ BE would be a good choice as well. The 6400+ wasn't too bad either. I had mine oced to 3.522 stable on orthos for 13.5 hrs.
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post #7 of 17
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I heard the 4core AMD arent that stable or good?
Truth?
post #8 of 17
If you can get your hands on this one, I would do it. Did you read the review? That is a good oc, you will just need to get a good motherboard to support the high fsb you will have to attain.
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post #9 of 17
At this point this processor will be only sold as oem. You should be seeing this thing soon at Newegg though. They sell all kinds of oem processors. Look at this setup.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138108
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103251
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227289
This should get you a good quad with a good ocing motherboard to get you around 2.6 easy. Also 4gb of good ol' OCZ DDR2 1066 always helps.
Edited by kenny1064 - 6/2/08 at 7:07pm
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post #10 of 17
I got an e8400. Best purchase of my life. I would choose the e8400 over the Q6600 anyday.

Go for it, you wont be disappointed.

Make sure to research good batch #'s before you go for known overclockers with decent VID's.

edit: and I was able to hit 3.6 on stock volts and 4.0 GHz click here -->
Edited by thawny - 6/2/08 at 7:09pm
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