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Old 01-26-2009, 10:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yeah, I know it's a bit outdated - I'm just looking for something to get me by till bigger and better things (i7?). I'm looking for a processor for around $100 - any suggestions? I was looking at the e7400 at newegg for $119...Thoughts?

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Yeah, I know it's a bit outdated - I'm just looking for something to get me by till bigger and better things (i7?). I'm looking for a processor for around $100 - any suggestions? I was looking at the e7400 at newegg for $119...Thoughts?

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Core 2s are far from dated, and the e7400 is excellent. Go with that.
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e7400 is a good choice. If you want to stay under $100, the e5200 is a good choice.
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Thanks for the advice, I thought it seemed ok for now- not screaming, but a nice solid cpu.
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Unless you went i7 you won't get much better. e8xxx are better but not a huge difference, q9xxx would only be better if you do stuff that can use all 4 cores.
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yeah, I guess I always considered the quads the next level up - but true, if you're not using them, it doesn't really matter. Thanks again for all the help I really appreciate it!
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