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You've all been a great help. Thanks.

What would be a good air cooling solution for a new CPU? The sig rig's Zalman has been pretty reliable these past two years.
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aye few month ago i was ready to do a build was gonna go for E8400, but didnt have enogh cash. Glad i didnt, cos i got this cpu now for pretty much half price! dunno about the 3MB cache difference tho...
Cache doesn't seem to make much of a difference (theres an article on it on Toms Hardware somewhere, ill see if I an find it). Yeah, idk there is always something else coming that will lower the price on the older stuff, I just figure if you got the money just get something nice then.


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You've all been a great help. Thanks.

What would be a good air cooling solution for a new CPU? The sig rig's Zalman has been pretty reliable these past two years.
If you want to go real cheap a good AC7Pro would be a good cooler, or you could go for something from Thermalright, they always have some of the best coolers around.
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post #23 of 35
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You've all been a great help. Thanks.

What would be a good air cooling solution for a new CPU? The sig rig's Zalman has been pretty reliable these past two years.
I think it would perform just fine. It's still a decent cooler, and you could spend your money better in other places.
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post #24 of 35
IMO scythe samurai cpu cooler, keeps my E7200 nice n cool at 36C idle running at 1300rmp barely audible; while oced to 3ghz. I jus wanna add i dont have all fans operating on my case as i gt **** psu, so the temp will get even cooler once i got it all done.
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Cache doesn't seem to make much of a difference (theres an article on it on Toms Hardware somewhere, ill see if I an find it).
i think i read something on thata, wasnt sure but i thought i saw maximum 10% drop in performance, (E7200 vs E8400)?
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post #26 of 35
Your CPU cooler will be more than enough for any C2d out there. A heavily overclocked quad would make it unhappy, but that's a solid cooler.
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post #27 of 35
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Originally Posted by mlb07uk View Post
i think i read something on thata, wasnt sure but i thought i saw maximum 10% drop in performance, (E7200 vs E8400)?
The E7200 should OC better, due to the higher Multi. So it would probably even itself out in the end.

Here we go, its kinda older but it should still apply.

Toms Hardware - Does Cache Size Really Boost Performance?



Your cooler should be sufficient, the 45nm CPU's run pretty cool even when OC'ed.
Edited by xlastshotx - 6/10/08 at 5:06pm
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post #28 of 35
yea i think L2 cache does make difference, in maybe 18-24 months time ill upgrade this cpu, cpus prob have double figure l2's by then
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post #29 of 35
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yea i think L2 cache does make difference, in maybe 18-24 months time ill upgrade this cpu, cpus prob have double figure l2's by then
lol, we are already there Q9450 12MB L2
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post #30 of 35
Me thinks a Phenom if that board supports AM2+ or if not got with a x2 6200+, new memory for sure and if you have any left invest it and buy a new graphics card later on.

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