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im looking for a new process or for a new build and im looking for a good mid range processor that can OC and good for gaming. all ideas welcome!!!
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post #2 of 11
Depends or your budget really
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post #3 of 11
For midrange there is a lot of choices. I consider $200-$300 to be midrange but you may have a different definition.

If you are only really into gaming:
E8400
E8500

If you are also into rendering and other multicore applications:
Q6600

Great although more expensive processor that can handle anything:
Q9550
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My E6750 2.66ghz has been working well for me. Its OC to 3.6ghz and still running good up to this day from last year. However, I'm planning on upgrading to a Q9550 next month. I'm thinking a Q6600 2.4ghz might work well for you though since it's a quad and only a little more pricier than the E6750. Good luck.
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post #5 of 11
You've waited this long, wait another three or four weeks. If AMD's chips are as good as the previews look, everyone's prices will fall and high end could become mid range very fast. If not, the only thing lost is a little time.

On a side note, in order to upgrade your processor you will likely have to upgrade your motherboard as well.
post #6 of 11
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i was thinking more towards a dual core!
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How much dough you stackin'?
    
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by JMT668 View Post
i was thinking more towards a dual core!
Then E8400 is probably your best option if you want it to last you, if you are trying to buy cheap see if you can get one used, alot of people are going quad core right now (Q9XXX / i7 / Phenom II).
Edited by proTip - 12/16/08 at 1:20am
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post #9 of 11
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id say around £150
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by JMT668 View Post
id say around £150
For processor only or motherboard, processor, and ddr2 memory?

If you need everything you should probably go AMD (AM2+), so that you have better options for upgrading.

Id probably start with this mobo, or similar.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186141

and go from there.
Edited by proTip - 12/16/08 at 1:32am
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