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Old 07-23-2008, 10:01 AM   #31 (permalink)
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there won't be much of a difference really. The GPU determines performance in todays games.

I am going for an E8500 just because it's something new and I want to surpass the magic 4.0ghz barrier for a daily OC (hopefully 4.4-4.6ghz).

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yes, i'm using 4.2 right now
will be trying for higher soon enough

4.5ghz is where the barrier seems to start for mine.. once i hit 4.5 it wants massive voltage

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Originally Posted by veedubfreak View Post
And they are selling E8400 for $149.99 at Micro Center !!

Micro Center - Intel® Boxed Core 2 Duo Processor E8400

EDIT: At newegg you can get E8500 with a free game for $194.99
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors
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Originally Posted by veedubfreak View Post
9450s are down to under 300 bucks now.
im used to AUS prices xD, my usa ones r lil outadate sorry.

Originally Posted by veedubfreak View Post
theres a difference between a "budget" chip and a quad. And actually at this point, the price of a q6600 is worth the extra 100 bucks over a "budget" chip. 200 bucks for a q6600 is a steal compared to a 2180.
thats exactly right, with the exception of being on a very low budget. (like i was)

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