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E8400/4870HD or Q9450/4850HD?

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Well guys I plan to some gaming with games like TF2, ET:QW, and Crysis so which would you recommend? I will be playing at 1680x1050
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post #2 of 14
If only gaming do E8400/HD4870. What I am running is more then enough for 1680x1050 and I'm not much faster over one HD4870 when I run at stock.
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post #3 of 14
Based on the decription, I would go for E8400 and 4870.
post #4 of 14
I'm looking to go E8400 and CF 4850's.
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post #5 of 14
E8400 and hd4870, higher cpu clock and faster gfx card will yield better results in gaming, either setup though would be sufficient, and you can overclock both so I would go with whatevers cheaper, and I wouldnt worry about quad vs. dual core just what would be the best performance I could achieve after an overclock of either.
post #6 of 14
I think the E8400/HD 4870 combo is best here. This is the combination I plan on utilizing with my gaming rig. You'll get better gaming performance from the E8400 than the Q9450 and the HD 4870 owns its younger brother. The 4870 might be a little much for your resolution, but you should be able to play everything maxed.
post #7 of 14
this is a super easy decision - e8400 + hd4870. and yes the e8400 will trample the q9450 in benchmarks as well.
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e8400 4870 NO QUESTION
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E4800 / 4780
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for gaming E8400 and 4870 FTW
    
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