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What cpu do you currently have?
None at the moment, i'm asking in reference to the computer i'm building within the next 2 weeks.
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quad may be more future proof, but dual is cheaper. honestly it is up to you. if it is just gaming that you what then a dual will do just fine and do great in other apps. i had the e8400 and now the Q9450, not much a difference for the average user.
    
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Yeah thats pretty much me i'll be gaming alot, but other than that just basic internet surfing. no video editing, or anything like that. So looks like i'm going to go with the dual core.

Nows another question e8400 or e8500? From how it looks the only difference is in stock clock speed.
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Nows another question e8400 or e8500? From how it looks the only difference is in stock clock speed.
The e8400 will usually let you get up to 4ghz whereas the e8500 is pretty much guaranteed to. Ive seen people with 4.2/4.4 e8500s on moderate volts. It takes alot of volts to get the e8400 up to 4ghz+ normally. If you have the money go for the e8500 and get up to 4.4ghz, if you want value go for e8400 and get 4ghz like the majority of OC.net users attain.
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All e8400s will do 4ghz...the only difference is the multiplier...if you are going for a higher clock then the e8500 multiplier helps.

Get an e8400, the only reason I have an E8500 is because I got it cheap and I want the higher multi for some 5ghz benches.
    
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Ok guys thanks for all the info that was just shoved into my head, i need to go take a break now! lol anyways i'll probably go with the Dual core 8400 or 8500 stll not sure, i'll make up my mind when i buy the stuff (mostly depending on how much money i have) Thanks Again!!
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None at the moment, i'm asking in reference to the computer i'm building within the next 2 weeks.
Oh, I see.

To be honest, while I would recommend leaning towards a quad, in all honesty, it's probably not going to matter if it's a dual or quad in anything other than your 3dmark06 score. I guess a way to think of it is that if duals really weren't preferable anymore, there wouldn't be so many people with them.

So I think the e8xxx cpu's are a good way to go. If you wanted to go cheaper, you could get an e7xxx cpu, though I haven't seen them go much past 3.9-ish GHz (but they are quite cheap).

If I were you, and if your motherboard doesn't have problems running moderate/high FSB's, just go with the e8400. Likely the 84 and 85 will more or less clock to the same speed.
    
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i would say go with a quad, my q6700 has been great. but if you really want a dual then i would say go for the e8400. it has lower multi but it should hit 4ghz easily with the p45 board you are getting.
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