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  • 44% (19)
    E8400
  • 51% (22)
    Q9450
  • 4% (2)
    Other
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post #21 of 38
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Originally Posted by coltsrock View Post
Well If i went E8400 I would get the monitor and an Xigmatek HDT-S1283
but if I went with Q9450 I would get a WC kit adn no monitor, with water i could probably push the Q940 to 3.8 whereas the E8400 would only hit 4.4 or so right?
Cant you get a WC setup and the monitor for now? You could push that E7200 to atleast 4.2/4.3 Ghz or even more. You can get a quad later. Nothing beats 1920x1200.
    
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post #22 of 38
I think his build is still in the pre-purchase phase.
post #23 of 38
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Well If i went E8400 I would get the monitor and an Xigmatek HDT-S1283
but if I went with Q9450 I would get a WC kit adn no monitor, with water i could probably push the Q940 to 3.8 whereas the E8400 would only hit 4.4 or so right?
9450 doesn't really need water - I just like shiney/glowing things
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post #24 of 38
With my memory holding me back, I can only get my E8400 stable at 3.71, on air. However, switching out the memory to 800mhz I wasn't able to get much further, to 4ghz. Being my experience with the E8400, I'd get the quad. You'll clock at about the same speeds but you've got two additional cores. In gaming it's about the same either way, but multitasking you'll be way more efficient.
    
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post #25 of 38
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lol@only
Ok, at most 4.4 GHz right?? I saw someone in another thread that had it stble at this clock
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post #26 of 38
The way you said it made it sound like 4.4 GHz was child's play. I'm rather confident you won't need to overclock your processor far past 3.6 GHz and you should be able to get a Q9450 there just fine.

If you go the E8400/24" monitor route, I'd suggest either two HD 4850s or a HD 4870 now and one down the road. Or you could wait for either dual-chip card due out late July to early August.
post #27 of 38
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The way you said it made it sound like 4.4 GHz was child's play. I'm rather confident you won't need to overclock your processor far past 3.6 GHz and you should be able to get a Q9450 there just fine.

If you go the E8400/24" monitor route, I'd suggest either two HD 4850s or a HD 4870 now and one down the road. Or you could wait for either dual-chip card due out late July to early August.
If i went E8400 I would get a 4850 then get a 4850X2 down the road for Tri-Fire
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post #28 of 38
That isn't a bad idea, either, though I'm not sure how much extra performance the single 4850 will provide.
post #29 of 38
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That isn't a bad idea, either, though I'm not sure how much extra performance the single 4850 will provide.
well i could just get another 4850 for christmas or something
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post #30 of 38
E8400 and the monitor! Do you know how good pr0n looks on a 24"...
 
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