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Q9450 or E8400 for gaming/ 2 year lifespan?

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  • 44% (19)
    E8400
  • 51% (22)
    Q9450
  • 4% (2)
    Other
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post #1 of 38
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Well guys I am debating, I could get an E8400/ Xigmatek HDT-S1283 and then get a 24" monitor for my birthday or I could get a Q9450 and get watercooling for my birthday. I will be gaming with TF2, Crysis, and ET:QW. Also this rig will probably have to last around 2 years as i need to start saving up for a car... The Quad would be more futureproof but the E8400 would yield better gaming results, so which would you select?
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post #2 of 38
I think both would serve you well for a couple years. If you have the money to reach for a Q9450, I don't see any reason to hold back. If you went the E8400/24" monitor route, you'd probably need to get a second video card as well.
post #3 of 38
ok, for gaming this is a no brainer. get the 24" monitor. and if you can, get watercooling. that cpu of yours can reach 4ghz on air. imagine it on water.
    
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post #4 of 38
The dual will suit you just fine for a couple years. I'd say go with that and the monitor.
post #5 of 38
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Well from the looks everyone says go dual
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post #6 of 38
Quad all the way. I went from a quad to a E8400 and I couldn't stand how bad the E8400 was at multitasking, so now I'm back with a quad and loving it.
post #7 of 38
yup dual, i recently got the e8400, it a wonderful thing. overclocks like hell and i noticed big difference from my previous cpu (athlon 6000+). id definelty also look for a good GPU as this is prob the most important thing for gaming these days. i got evga 9800gx2, its fabulous!! others will prob say HD4870. anyways good luck
post #8 of 38
i said quad.. i dont know anything about the other cpu. but i just got a qx6850 and its great. im also on water so.. go quad water
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post #9 of 38
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Ok, wont the q9450 reach a little bit lower clocks? So this would mean a little bit worse gaming performance but if Games start utilizing all 4 cores then id be good with the Q9450...
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post #10 of 38
9450 = Monster

It's so powerful that at a lower clock there is no possible way for the human eye to detect any kind of difference. If you personally notice a negative difference I would relinquish my Quad and get an 8400 lol.
Edited by rpm666 - 7/8/08 at 12:49pm
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