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as the title asks? have an opportunity to get one for a good price but dont know much about it.
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Very much so.
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Without a doubt.
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Yes
    
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post #5 of 11
Simple answer is yes.
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post #6 of 11
It's powerful enough stock, but yes, overclocked is even better.
    
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post #7 of 11
It's slightly better than phenom II's clock for clock. Overclock it and it will be perfectly fine for any modern game. If you sli/xfire high end cards you might get some bottlenecking in games that only utilize 2-3 threads but other than that it should work just fine.
post #8 of 11
yes, but do not pick it when you have the choice to go with a i7
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by CrazzyRussian View Post
yes, but do not pick it when you have the choice to go with a i7
Look at his signature. He has an Asus P5Q mobo. If you're gaming, it would be a waste of money to buy another mobo and go with a different CPU to only gain 10% for 50% more.
    
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel View Post
Look at his signature. He has an Asus P5Q mobo. If you're gaming, it would be a waste of money to buy another mobo and go with a different CPU to only gain 10% for 50% more.
Especially since he mentioned being able to get one for a good price. It's evident he's not going to pay ~290 dollars for one. I can understand telling someone building from scratch to go i7, but he's already got a good mobo, etc.
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Why overclock?!
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