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Well, for xmas upgrade im deciding to give my e2160 a rest putting it on my bros comp..
i have max $120 maybe $100 for a USED cpu here at OCN.

something that brings at least 20% more performance than my overclocked e2160.

i plan on overclocking this chip so.. be aware of that.
    
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E8x00 series will pack some performance over that 2160. Hands down. They easily hit 3.8~4GHz.

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E8400 ftw.
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Take a look at the E7200. It sits right at $120.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115052

If you could get $30 more I would suggest to go for an E8400.

Good luck in you searching!
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E8x00 series will pack some performance over that 2160. Hands down. They easily hit 3.8~4GHz.

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E8400 ftw.
could i get one that cheap? $120 dollars.
    
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I'd keep my eye on the look out, post a thread on wanted section and someone might have one to sell.

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I'd keep my eye on the look out, post a thread on wanted section and someone might have one to sell.

oh wow thanks!
    
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I would suggest that you get a B3 Q6600. Im sure someone on OCN has one that they are looking to get rid of.

You can find them for $90-$120USD. If not then go for a e8400.. although games that are soon to come out might have an advantage if its capable of using all cores of a quad.
    
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I would suggest that you get a B3 Q6600. Im sure someone on OCN has one that they are looking to get rid of.

You can find them for $90-$120USD. If not then go for a e8400.. although games that are soon to come out might have an advantage if its capable of using all cores of a quad.
in my head, 4 cores are better than 2.

You think my HDT-S963 can handle the q6600 B# @ 3.2ghz?
    
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in my head, 4 cores are better than 2.

You think my HDT-S963 can handle the q6600 B# @ 3.2ghz?
Without a sweat, although dont expect to push it any higher as B3's dont overclock as well. At 3.6ghz the S963 will start to sweat beads... but Im sure you wont get that high with a B3 as mentioned.

Edit: It'll be fine if your case has good airflow.
    
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