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Good day lads.
So I'm choosing CPU now. I'm going just play games, office and net surfin'. So no hardcore graphic packages using or something.
And laso I'm not so good at overclocking, so probably will give it a try, but probably no overclocking.
So which one of this CPU would you advice me to stick with?
I'm still thinking about videocard, but prolly GF GTX260\\280 or something. So I want adequate processor for next few years.
Probably lots of people would say Q9550 but can you give a short description why? Because E8500 seems great for games or I'm missing something?
 
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post #2 of 9
the Q5550 would be good for the next few years, since programs still dont use all 4 cores.

but the E8500 is good for gaming and OC'ing.

im using a Q6600 and i game alot and it works just fine. If i was you id get the Q5550 just so i could be set for the next few years.
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post #3 of 9
If you're keeping it for several years, get the Q9550. You'll want a quad core to play current and future games which perform better on quads (or will require them in future).
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post #4 of 9
its Q9550
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post #5 of 9
If you like to game, which is what most of us do than I would definitely go with the e8500, it overclocks very nicely and is such a great price.
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post #6 of 9
yeah like the new GTA game says it recommends a Quad Core Processor so games are starting to use all the cores.
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post #7 of 9
I just ordered a Q9550, for a new build.
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post #8 of 9
I just got a e8500 for my new build (see sig). Great proc. But I agree with what's been said. If you don't plan to upgrade for a few years, get the quad.
     
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