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E2180 or E7200 at stock speeds?

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Hello. I am planning to build my first computer very soon, and I've already purchased my motherboard already, from Newegg. (It's an Intel DG35EC, and it doesn't overclock.)

I am planning to purchase the rest of the parts later this week, but I have a question for all you hardware gurus.

Considering that I will be running my CPU at stock speeds, which processor would be better for me, on the basis of price/performance ratios? The E7200 looks very attractive, considering it runs very cool, has SSE 4.1 instructions, and a 3mb L2 cache. On the other hand, the E2180 has far less cache, is clocked far slower, but however is nearly $60 cheaper.

So, is it worth spending the extra $60 on an E7200? Since I will largely be playing video games on this thing, will I notice any sort of notable performance difference between the E2180 and the E7200 at stock speeds?

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What will the rest of the hardware in your rig be like? I'm tempted to say that you would be limited by a 2180 at stock speeds.
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I plan to have an 8800GT as my graphics card. If I went with the E2180, it would be far easier to squeeze that into my budget, but if not, I could go with a 9600GT and an E7200.
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if you are not Overclocking, get the e7200.
IF your were OC, id get the 2180 with a good video card and maybe a cooler..

3.0ghz Overclock in a 2180 makes the $60 dam fast, like putting a v12 to a mini-cooper.. You get the picture.

Bottom line.. without knowing the other hardware you are getting..e7200
    
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I plan to have an 8800GT as my graphics card. If I went with the E2180, it would be far easier to squeeze that into my budget, but if not, I could go with a 9600GT and an E7200.
I believe that second combo (7200 and 9600GT) would perform much better for you than the 2180 with an 8800GT.
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