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Well, my Bday is coming soon and it's a perfect time to get some upgrades for my pc

I was thinking on upgrading the CPU and the GPU, what else would u consider needs to be upgraded??

And about the GPU, well, I have decided to get the Ati HD4870 but i still dunno which CPU would be good for this rig...

I can get the following CPU's

ore 2 Duo E8200 2.66GHz

Core 2 Duo E8300 2.83GHz,

Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00GHz

Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz

Core 2 Quad Q6400 2.13GHz

Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz

Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz

Core 2 Quad Q6700 2.66GHz



Since my budget won't let me upgrade my motherboard, i'd like ur opinion of what needs to be upgraded on my PC, and if u like the idea of upgrading my cpu, which one would u choose?

BTW, do u think my CPU will bottleneck the HD 4870?
Edited by Icekilla - 6/27/08 at 5:27pm
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What do you use your rig for? Gaming? Multi-tasking?
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Most of all, gaming

BTW I think my post repeated twice lol
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I would go either 8400 or 8500 and just overclock it to 4Ghz.
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E8400 or E8500, get better cooling (Tuniq, TRUE), 4850 or maybe 4870.
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