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Heya,

Was thinking about an E5200 but that is $75 and might be overkill.

However, I'd like to leave room to upgrade in 6 months or a year (depending on what games my sister gets into) but it's mostly WoW and L4D a bit.

However, unless I drop to a Celeron, it seems like the cheapest I can go (on Newegg) is $70 for an E2200.


Any advice? Should I switch to AMD and leave from for a Phenom II in the future possibly?

Thanks!

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Whats wrong with your system?.. I thought you have an e8400.. lol If you switch to AMD.. it'll be a lot cheaper.. and if you upgrade to a phenom II which is going to be a lot cheaper later on.. seems like a good choice..
but the E2200 is great.. and so is the e5200
    
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Originally Posted by I AM TEH LAW GIVAH View Post
Whats wrong with your system?.. I thought you have an e8400.. lol If you switch to AMD.. it'll be a lot cheaper.. and if you upgrade to a phenom II which is going to be a lot cheaper later on.. seems like a good choice..
but the E2200 is great.. and so is the e5200
It's for somebody else... Hehe.

E5200 would be a downgrade for me.
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Originally Posted by Sacre View Post
Heya,

Was thinking about an E5200 but that is $75 and might be overkill.

However, I'd like to leave room to upgrade in 6 months or a year (depending on what games my sister gets into) but it's mostly WoW and L4D a bit.

However, unless I drop to a Celeron, it seems like the cheapest I can go (on Newegg) is $70 for an E2200.


Any advice? Should I switch to AMD and leave from for a Phenom II in the future possibly?

Thanks!

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I'm a little confused here, your trying to build a whole new system or just a processor?
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post #5 of 13
If you spend a bit more for an e7200 you wouldnt have to worry about upgrading later on for your sis.. anyways my friend has an 8800gt and an e7200.. he runs l4d great at 1680x1050
    
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Originally Posted by Kiggold View Post
I'm a little confused here, your trying to build a whole new system or just a processor?
Building a new system.

Have an 8800GT on the way. Was going to go with an E5200 but figured I could save money since you don't need an E5200 for Source games/WoW, especially since the 8800GT is a great card.

Going to go with a cheaper ECS mobo (with DDR2800 compatibility), a couple of gigs of RAM, a 320GB HD, Antec 430 Earthwatts PSU, and some cheapo case from the local Microcenter. (Or just an old one if I can scavenge the parts around the house)

Wondering if getting an AM2+ board with a mid ranged ($40-50) CPU would be better. Leaving room for an upgrade to a PII in 6 months to a year for her.


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Originally Posted by I AM TEH LAW GIVAH View Post
If you spend a bit more for an e7200 you wouldnt have to worry about upgrading later on for your sis.. anyways my friend has an 8800gt and an e7200.. he runs l4d great at 1680x1050
Yeah, I know, but if I say yeah I'll just get an E7200... then it's just, well, hey, what's a few more bucks and an E8400? And so on. Gotta draw limits.

An E5200 is more than enough for L4D/WoW. And my sister gets very involved in games for years, she's just started getting into WoW and L4D seriously. She was into the Sims for about 5 years, hehe. So her old computer handled that. But it's stuttering on WoW and L4D, especially now that I got her a 22" LCD and it can't handle those resolutions.
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post #7 of 13
E5200 is a great processor for a budget build. Definitely would pick one over the E2200. By the way, the e1200 is a Celeron. The e2200's are Dual-Core's.
The Ati 4830 is probably the budget choice for 1680x1050
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post #8 of 13
Go with a 790gx board + a cheap AMD proc, just about any of the low end dualies will work. That way you'll have the best integrated gaphics in existence with room to upgrade to any AM2+ or AM3 proc in the future.
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post #9 of 13
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Already have an 8800GT in the mail. Was considering a 4830, but I'm more familiar with nVidia products (I have an 8800 Ultra, 8800 GTX, 9800 GT, and a 9600GSO being used in my house) so I figured - $15 cheaper, still a great bang for buck card, and can handle 1680x1050.
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post #10 of 13
e5200. its only $3 more than e2200. trust me its worth $3 extra.
a e1200 might struggle with alot of games, it only has 512kb cache vs 2mb in e5200 and it doesnt cost that much less.
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