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I'm looking for a new cpu for my rig... But I don't know if I should go for a duo core or a quad core and what model precise I have an Asus P5Q Pro with a socket 775. I want to use it for gaming... so can anyone recomend me one??

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post #2 of 23
What is your budget?
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What is your budget?
About 250 to 300 dollars... Is that reasonable??
    
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You already have an E8200 or not?
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
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post #6 of 23
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You already have an E8200 or not?
Yes, I do
    
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
Hmm okay, but is it a good overclocker??
    
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post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by Gijs474 View Post
Yes, I do
That is a good gaming CPU, so don't upgrade. Just overclock the snot out of it to at least 3.8Ghz
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post #9 of 23
The E8200 is sufficient but if you insisnt on a CPU upgrade then the Q9550 is the perfect chip at that price. And yes it overclocks very well. Lots of people have it over 4.0Ghz stable.
post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by Gijs474 View Post
I'm looking for a new cpu for my rig... But I don't know if I should go for a duo core or a quad core and what model precise I have an Asus P5Q Pro with a socket 775. I want to use it for gaming... so can anyone recomend me one??

Thanks!
go with Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550.
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