Re: Computer Gaming Build
Personally I'd stay with the E8400. I have owned about 10-12 quad core processors and about 10 Dual cores.....needless to say I am back with dual core because:
- the 45nm Dual cores are very affordable
- they perform approx %10 faster clock vs clock compared to 65nm (q6xxx, e6xxx)
- typically clock very high (over 4ghz easy)
- run cooler
- perform better in nearly all games due to their higher clocks and will continue to do so for quite some time
The only reason to go quad is if you like to benchmark or do a lot of video encoding. People will say quads are more responsive in windows for multi-tasking and such but frankly, that's a load of BS. I mean seriously, who encodes a 1080p HD rip while playing Crysis?
In the build I posted if you want to spend some more then a 4870 would be a nice upgrade from a 4850, but would be wasted on a 19" monitor....and the current build I posted should absolutely own SC2 and warhammer...
|| 2500K @ 5GHz 1 thread, 4.8 2 threads, 4.6 3, 4.5 4 1.284V ||
|| P8P67-M Pro || 8GB @ 2133MHz ||
|| 5850 @ 1000/1225 || XFX 650W || Silverstone FT03B ||
|| 37" LCD TV || CM Hyper 212+ || Samsung 2.1 Soundbar ||