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E8400 worth $60 more than E7200?

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Ok the E7200 has a higher multi but less cache and the E8400 but the E8400 has more cache it runs a few fps better in games but is it actually worth the extra $?
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The E8400 tends to overclock a couple hundred MHz more, but other than that I can't find a reason to get the 8400 over the 7200. It's something I've been contemplating for a upgrade soon to be coming.
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if you have the money yes
    
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if you have the money yes
besides a few FPS in games?
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post #5 of 62
I spent $500 on my current PC last month and i pull 13464 in 3dmark06. Honestly im getting the same FPS in games and higher 3d marks then a lot people with single video card setups and dual core CPUS. Put the extra $60 in your video card. Basically the only difference is the cache, and it doesn't make that much of a difference
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Well Ill be getting a 4870 either way so GPU doesnt matter but maybe i would get a duorb for it
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post #7 of 62
I say no, not $60, maybe $20 but not $60.

/my 2c
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post #8 of 62
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Yeah the E8300 would only be about $40 more but it has the 8 multi, but I bet I can squeeze 500 fsb out of my Biostar I45
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post #9 of 62
If spending the extra $60 would prevent you from getting a better gpu, then no.

Mine hits 3.5 on stock volts... right now since it is summer and I run low rpm on my radiator, I have it running stable at 3.17 undervolted. Not bad at all, and more than sufficient for any game/gpu combination. If I ran my fans at full speed I am almost 100% confident I could tune it in to hit 4ghz safely.
post #10 of 62
I have the E8400 and I love it. It OC'd to 3.8Ghz on the stock fan, temps 65-75 under load at 28C ambient. I put an Artic Coooling Freezer 7 Pro cooler on it, and the chips runs excellent at 4.0Ghz and loads never exceed 55-60C, typically runs at 45C, idles at 32C.

I know there is more headway with this chip, but I am happy as is. I'd recommend it any day. Can't really go wrong either way though, they are both 45nm.

BTW, my 3DMark score is 14,600 with the setup listed. Like I said, I love it!
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