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its worth it.
its cooler, and faster.
e7200 is 65nm, e8400 is 45nm.
I have seen an e7200 hit 4.0 on air.
I have also seen my old e8400 hit 4.276 on air. (while having lower temps then the e7200)
If you can afford it, get it.
e8400's go for really cheap on ebay now.
but dont forget that to overclock on either, you wanna ditch the stock cooling (you can get around 3.8 on it)and switch to something like the true, ocz vendetta 2, tuniq tower, arctic cooling freezer 7, or water cooling
    
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Originally Posted by dahdout View Post
its worth it.
its cooler, and faster.
e7200 is 65nm, e8400 is 45nm.
I have seen an e7200 hit 4.0 on air.
I have also seen my old e8400 hit 4.276 on air. (while having lower temps then the e7200)
If you can afford it, get it.
e8400's go for really cheap on ebay now.
but dont forget that to overclock on either, you wanna ditch the stock cooling (you can get around 3.8 on it)and switch to something like the true, ocz vendetta 2, tuniq tower, arctic cooling freezer 7, or water cooling
e7200 is 45nm
    
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Originally Posted by dahdout View Post
its worth it.
its cooler, and faster.
e7200 is 65nm, e8400 is 45nm.
I have seen an e7200 hit 4.0 on air.
I have also seen my old e8400 hit 4.276 on air. (while having lower temps then the e7200)
If you can afford it, get it.
e8400's go for really cheap on ebay now.
but dont forget that to overclock on either, you wanna ditch the stock cooling (you can get around 3.8 on it)and switch to something like the true, ocz vendetta 2, tuniq tower, arctic cooling freezer 7, or water cooling
The stuff I bolded is incorrect.
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post #14 of 62
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Originally Posted by dahdout View Post
its worth it.
its cooler, and faster.
e7200 is 65nm, e8400 is 45nm.
I have seen an e7200 hit 4.0 on air.
I have also seen my old e8400 hit 4.276 on air. (while having lower temps then the e7200)
If you can afford it, get it.
e8400's go for really cheap on ebay now.
but dont forget that to overclock on either, you wanna ditch the stock cooling (you can get around 3.8 on it)and switch to something like the true, ocz vendetta 2, tuniq tower, arctic cooling freezer 7, or water cooling
E7200 is 45nm...

edit: lol lag for me and 3 ppl said the same thing
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e7200 is 45nm and mine is also running at 4ghz with no worries lol.
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Lets see any 7200 pull this one off

But none the less, it makes a great budget CPU!!
    
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Originally Posted by dahdout View Post
its worth it.
its cooler, and faster.
e7200 is 65nm, e8400 is 45nm.
I have seen an e7200 hit 4.0 on air.
I have also seen my old e8400 hit 4.276 on air. (while having lower temps then the e7200)
If you can afford it, get it.
e8400's go for really cheap on ebay now.
but dont forget that to overclock on either, you wanna ditch the stock cooling (you can get around 3.8 on it)and switch to something like the true, ocz vendetta 2, tuniq tower, arctic cooling freezer 7, or water cooling
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Originally Posted by mrtn400 View Post
The stuff I bolded is incorrect.
I'll add the red bolded to your good observations
3.6 is pushing it with the stock cooler
post #18 of 62
I'd say it is. What if you get a bad chip with either? With the 8400, you're GUARANTEED 3ghz at least lol, and almost 99% guaranteed 3.6ghz. I remember buying the "budget king CPU" a little while back, the E4300, and only getting 2.6ghz out of it without cranking the volts... not the 3.0ghz everyone was promising. You might get screwed like that too. Plus, the extra cache never hurts.

Not to mention, with the extra cache and higher stock speed, the 8400 will retain better resale value I believe.
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I'd say it is. What if you get a bad chip with either? With the 8400, you're GUARANTEED 3ghz at least lol, and almost 99% guaranteed 3.6ghz. I remember buying the "budget king CPU" a little while back, the E4300, and only getting 2.6ghz out of it without cranking the volts... not the 3.0ghz everyone was promising. You might get screwed like that too. Plus, the extra cache never hurts.

Not to mention, with the extra cache and higher stock speed, the 8400 will retain better resale value I believe.
E7200 is guaranteed 3.6 too. 3.8 is also pretty easy. 4 ghz is where the voltage is required..
Not bad at all...
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Originally Posted by Infinitegrim View Post
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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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!
So there is about 1k 3dmarks difference well it turns out i didnt make as much $$ as I thought I would so I only have about $1K to spend so 4850/E7200 :[
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