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Poll Results: Give away the E7400 or the Q6700?

 
  • 31% (7)
    Intel board w/ E7400 Cpu
  • 68% (15)
    Intel board w/ Q6700 Cpu
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post #11 of 19
Well, the HD4870 is still a good card. Depending on what resolution you're playing at, you could probably get the most out of the card with resolutions ranging from (1280 x 1024) and (1680 x 1050). I don't have time to play games at the moment but I do play some games like Dirt 2 once in a while in Full HD resolution I still get an average of 40+ FPS settings set to maxed.
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post #12 of 19
I voted Q6700 before I read it. I'd keep that if I were you. An E7400 is fine for browsing and such.
    
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post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 
Well that 4850 on the E7400 cpu played BF2 and black ops on medium settings.. so im hoping that I can get a few more frames from the updated setup
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post #14 of 19
The onboard video will be better for them, so don't bother putting any of the Radeon cards in. The very rare few times it even makes any difference won't offset the extra noise, heat, dust, and power draw. I know we automatically think PCs need dedicated video cards, but unless they're modest and/or preferably passive, then for casual users, if they don't need it, well... they don't need it.
post #15 of 19
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Thanks for all the replies! I ended up giving her the E7400 w/ Intel onboard video
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post #16 of 19
It's the era of Quads.
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post #17 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
It's the era of Quads.
Not for basic use, it's not.

Besides, whatever CPU he didn't give them went into his wife's PC, of which one of the uses on the side may be some gaming. It makes more sense to put it there instead.
post #18 of 19
What you would build if you built new will tell you what the answer is.

You would build a dual-core if you made a new system Garnet?
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post #19 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
What you would build if you built new will tell you what the answer is.

You would build a dual-core if you made a new system Garnet?
That's not the question and does not relate at all. What does what I would do based upon my own uses have to do with the situation presented in the topic?

The question was, if you have a Core 2 Quad Q6700 and a Core 2 Duo E7400, and you have two PCs, one is a PC you're selling to your in-laws who do "Facebook, word processing, and e-mail", and another PC that is your wife's and will also be used for "gaming when the buddies are over", how do you distribute the CPUs, and how do you set up the PC for the in-laws for that use? The answer is quite obvious. Keep the Core 2 Quad Q6700 for your wife's PC for the occasional gaming, and the other would be just fine (more than) with a dual core and even integrated video.

Sometimes enthusiasts really loose grip with reality just a tiny bit. There's no need to put a quad core CPU in a PC for those types of uses just because "it's the era of quad core CPUs in the enthusiast circle".
Edited by Princess Garnet - 4/7/11 at 3:38am
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