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Should i get a quad core or E8500 if im going for future proof and good FPS in like Crysis, FSX etc.?
    
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i7 maybe?
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no too pricey. im have like 500 and im getting a noctua cooler and GTX260 already.
    
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Quad will be increasingly useful for future gaming/applications since the i7 will be encouraging everyone to maximize their apps for quad core if they have not already!
 
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no too pricey. im have like 500 and im getting a noctua cooler and GTX260 already.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202
i7 920 - $299

Edit: oh, for your entire build. I guess it'll be back to the old Q6600 vs. E8500 debate again. They're both $190 on Newegg.
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what i could do is just gona get the gpu and cooler and just run my E6600 at 3.6GHZ it at 3.4 well can but my memory went bad and eveyrhting back to stock but anways i may jsutr do that and go quad a bit later like january
    
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Should i get a quad core or E8500 if im going for future proof and good FPS in like Crysis, FSX etc.?
it depends how long your "future proof" is for. If you will upgrade again within 1.5 to 2 years get the E8500 (or even a E7300). If you won't upgrade for 3+ years get a quad.

If Ebay cashback jumps to 30% you can get a quad for the price of a C2. I got my NIB Q9550 E0 for $183 shipped. ($305 - 30% cashback - 10% ebay coupon)
    
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im probably gona go to Core i7 very late next year or beginning of 2010
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202
i7 920 - $299

Edit: oh, for your entire build. I guess it'll be back to the old Q6600 vs. E8500 debate again. They're both $190 on Newegg.
need to get a new mobo as well.

could grab a Q9550, great chips.

if you get a Q6600, scan the for sale section here as those chips will most likely be proven overclockers. the newer Q6600 do not overclock quite as well as the older G0's
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ya i need 300$ for one of those tho. Q9550. but probalby by january i might have the money for it. and jsut stick with my E6600 for a while till then. would that be good. i think a E6600 would hold my back in crysis and FAR CRY THO,
    
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