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post #11 of 30
Why get a E8400 you already have duel core. I even think they have the same L2 Cache (6MiB) i not sure.

If your not a gamer get a Quad core if you can afford a Q9450 buy one of them. If not get a Q6600 or Q9300. Your board should be able to achieve 3.6GHz if not nearly 3.8GHz
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Meh new CPU. Other than possibly a new video card, but he said he doesn't game much so it's not necessary, a monitor is what that system needs. It's a solid system otherwise.
    
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Originally Posted by SickStew View Post
Why get a E8400 you already have duel core. I even think they have the same L2 Cache (6MiB) i not sure.

If your not a gamer get a Quad core if you can afford a Q9450 buy one of them. If not get a Q6600 or Q9300. Your board should be able to achieve 3.6GHz if not nearly 3.8GHz
well i do play games occasionally and when i do play them i expect to play them to the fullest, and i see no use for a quad unless i am going to use it to fold or if you can think of some other reason LMK
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post #15 of 30
I have got a E7200. It was overclocked to 3.6GHz it was good in games but my Q6600 is just so much better you can Run CSS and other apps plus another game and I still achieve the same FPS with my Q6600 at 2.92GHz as i did with my E7200 at 3.6GHz

Get a Core 2 Quad. if you want a overclocking monster wait for the E5200 it's going to have a 12.5 Multi which mean if you o/c it to 1333 it will be running at 4+ GHz
post #16 of 30
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I have got a E7200. It was overclocked to 3.6GHz it was good in games but my Q6600 is just so much better you can Run CSS and other apps plus another game and I still achieve the same FPS with my Q6600 at 2.92GHz as i did with my E7200 at 3.6GHz

Get a Core 2 Quad. if you want a overclocking monster wait for the E5200 it's going to have a 12.5 Multi which mean if you o/c it to 1333 it will be running at 4+ GHz
I would just love to run CS:S and TF2 at the same time!
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post #17 of 30
Yesterday I was running CS:S and The Sims 2 its great plus you can still do Virus Check and de frag. I was so impressed with my Q6600
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Yesterday I was running CS:S and The Sims 2 its great plus you can still do Virus Check and de frag. I was so impressed with my Q6600
i don't do all that though ...i think maybe if i still used my ps cs3 maybe but i gave up on art so blah...and i don't think i'll be playing 2 games at once either....i guess cpu is out of the question..so shall it be mobo , monitor, gfx card, memory or psu.....or maybe even HSF if i dare
Edited by P?P?! - 7/6/08 at 11:27pm
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I would just love to run CS:S and TF2 at the same time!
You need 2 computers to do that.


Btw, my vote goes for a moniter.
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thats a bit pricy seeing that it's 61 usd over the budget , but you guys are kinda helping out im starting to lean a bit into the lcd way..keep pushing we'll see what happens...............
Only $40 over w/ MIR, but yeah...
    
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