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post #1 of 15
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I have a choice between these two:

Intel core 2 quad 2.4

Intel Core 2 Duo i5-650 3.2

Please help


thanks!
post #2 of 15
quad 4 sure
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post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by rkayd View Post
I have a choice between these two:

Intel core 2 quad 2.4

Intel Core 2 Duo i5-650 3.2

Please help


thanks!
Pick the one in the middle.
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post #4 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by rkayd View Post
I have a choice between these two:

Intel core 2 quad 2.4

Intel Core 2 Duo i5-650 3.2

Please help


thanks!
Also, just an FYI... It can't really be a Core 2 and i5 considering they're both individual series lol
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post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Sorry i meant

Intel® Core™ i5-650 Processor (4M Cache, 3.20 GHz)

So witch one???
post #6 of 15
did you buy all of your stuff used?

if you did, nice rig.

I built a similar but beefier system used here from OCN.

Q6600 - $100
EVGA 780i - $100
GTX 470 x 2 - $430
Antec TPN-750W - $80
4GB 2x2GB PC2-6400 - $100 (only thing I bought new, other than my WC)
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post #7 of 15
Very obviously the i5, although only a dualie, it'll have better performance.

The quad is outdated and it'd be a waste of money into a dead platform.
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post #8 of 15
My dad has a build with the i5-650. Its a nice CPU.



But 775 is still a capable platform for being obsolete




I'd go with the 775
post #9 of 15
I have to say -- he looks like he's buying used... that he's getting a great deal on most/all of his parts.

I paid $100 shipped in Dec '10 for my Q6600. I got a 1.2875v VID and it can hit 3.6GHz no problem.
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post #10 of 15
the i5 is clearly the way to go. a 2.4Ghz Core 2 quad will struggle to keep up in everything. its still a world where clockspeed > cores. but then again the i5 is basically a tri-core CPU in performance.
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