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post #1 of 16
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i'm gonna do a budget build,and i'd like to know what are the best price/prefomance optoins that i have on the Intel side.
the build goal is to fold and to game at medium/low detail.
all the suggestions/help are rep+.
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post #2 of 16
E2xxx Some of the good E2140's and E2180 are capable of 3.2 and higher OCs.




edit: I have a DS3L and a E2140 running stable at 3.5 on air and water. It was one of the better ones I have seen, but you may get lucky. Best performing CPU for the money I think I ever had.
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post #3 of 16
yeah, e2180 or e2200
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post #4 of 16
E2180 with a cheap P35 board and cooler will get 3.2+
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post #5 of 16
Celeron E1200 will do you well
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E2180 for sure. The E2200 isn't as overclockable in some cases, so I'd go with the E2180 if I were you.
 
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post #7 of 16
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thanks a lot people,it's gonna be a E2XXX on the intel side,now on to amd.
reps dished out.
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post #8 of 16
no one suggesting the e7200?
If you can get the e7200, after over clocking its up there with the e8400.
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post #9 of 16
The E7200 is a good processor, but it maybe a little more expensive than what he is looking for.
But for budget, the E2180 cant be beat, I loved mine dearly.
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post #10 of 16
id go for a e2180. i had one and was able to hit 3700 with it
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