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i had ur issue too and i was looking at the q9550 and the 9650 and they go for around 180+. got mine q9400 for 150$ and im sure you can get the q9400s for 10$ more.
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Q9550 E0 , hits 4+ Ghz easily.

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What games do you play and what settings? My E8400 @ 4Ghz actually loads up my GTX560 SoC pretty well. I still find the CPU itself lacking in games compared to my Q6700.

GPU usage isn't a good determination for system performance. With my Quad at 3.7Ghz, I play BlackOps on High settings, 1920x1080, 16AF and 8SSAA. I get 100-200fps but only 60% GPU usage. Those same settings in BC2 will peg my GPU usage at 95-100%.

I do recommend a Quad, but any Quad that can clock +3.5Ghz is fine. Obviously a Q9550 or Q9650 would be ideal. A C2Q around 4Ghz and a GTX560 should be plenty until we are hitting games that use more than 4 cores. 775 isn't as bad as some would have you think.
    
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post #14 of 14
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Well in BC2 on my comp its like 30-50 gpu usage. So I'm not sure. Sometimes games will have terrible peformance with like huge drops to 0 fps and goes back to semi low fps around 20. but then later on the game runs with like 50+ fps. This applies to all games I play. It's a real issue but I have no clue what to do.

edit: It only started with uhm, the GTx 560
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