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So i have a 4400+ at the mo, and im doing a major rebuild, im loking at the intle core 2 due E8200, would i see and performance increses? it says it has 6mb cache and 1333mhz fsb, is this good?
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It is good. It allow you to push 3.2G+ with proper P35/X38 boards. Also, E7200 is another good option. Depending on your budget, The E8200/E7200 and Gigabyte P35-DS3L is a good combo.
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I made the switch from my 4000+ a few weeks ago and WOW. You won't regret it ;]

Eh I just looked and an E8400 is only £10-£20 more ;x
Edited by GeforceGTS - 6/10/08 at 4:21am
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well im looking at this mobo-cpu combo

Mobo - http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?id=13059
Cpu - http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?id=19761

that cpu is the E8200, do you think its wiser to go with the 7200? i do like to save money
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You will probably get the 8200 clocked higher if your overclock vs. 7200 but i personally would go with the 7200 as I've seen it reach 3.6 pretty easily and is a great chip even at stock.
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Well i don think ill be overclocking the cpu straight away, but ill see how it goes
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well im looking at this mobo-cpu combo

Mobo - http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?id=13059
Cpu - http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?id=19761

that cpu is the E8200, do you think its wiser to go with the 7200? i do like to save money
Pick the nvidia chipset only when you plan to SLI. Intel P35/X38 is much better for OC. Most 680i don't support 45nm quad if you may upgrade in the near future. The 9.5x E7200 is really a great chip for the budget build.
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I've heard so many horror stories about Nvidia's Intel chipsets, I think you would be much better off going for P35/X38.
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well it looks like my shop doesnt sell the e7200, so can someone, by using the link, link me a decent mobo from that shop?(just use the drop down left side pane) Will be appreciated

Btw, i probably wont be going Sli, and i only have 800MHZ ram( and that board is pushing my budget)
Edited by Sgtbash - 6/10/08 at 4:34am
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Oc'd time to 3.2 on stock with a P5K pro, stable _b
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