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What is cheapest C2D that won't bottleneck 8800GT?

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November 28, 2007 2:53:58 AM

I want to get the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L motherboard paired with an Intel C2D processor. What's the cheapest processor that won't bottleneck my MSI 8800GT OC 512MB at 1280 x 1024 resolution? I was looking at the E6750 on Newegg for $190, but I might not need that much performance.

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November 28, 2007 3:20:00 AM

You can never have "too much performance"....specially at that price....that C2D is a best buy.
November 28, 2007 3:34:12 AM

Well, I want to lower the price, because I think its a bit pricey right now. However, if I bought a cheaper CPU and it bottlenecked my 8800GT, I would rather pay the extra money. I would prefer not to OC it much, but I would if there was a viable option at a much lower price.
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November 28, 2007 3:43:26 AM

Well the other cheaper C2Duos are like around $50 or $60 below the e6750 and if you get a lower end C2D you might not be able to OC much on stock heatsink....and may require an aftermarket cooler which are around $40 or $50 which would bring the "total" price to around that of a e6750, but as far as bottlenecking your 8800gt, it really depends.....what games to you play/plan on playing ?
November 28, 2007 3:55:44 AM

I'm planning on playing new high-end games such as CoD4, Crysis, Bioshock, etc, but not MMOs.
November 28, 2007 4:10:38 AM

I'm sorry to insist, but for those games at that budget I would save more and go for the E6750....I don't know what else to recommend.
November 28, 2007 4:13:41 AM

I agree! E6750 is the way to go.
November 28, 2007 4:16:04 AM

Well, I heard somewhere that in about a month, there will be new 45nm quad-cores from Intel that will be even cheaper which is why I hesitated. Do you guys know anything about this rumor?
November 28, 2007 4:19:32 AM

I don't know about the "new, cheaper technology" part....but if you're not in a hurry, u can wait and see.
November 28, 2007 4:33:53 AM

You will end up paying more if you want for the intel quadcores. Yorkfield will be launched in january with 3 releases. Follow the linkf or more info.

Choice is yours if you want to wait or not. But keep in mind, the future is multi core. I'd personally wait the two months, nab a quad They will release wolfdale processors as well. They will be cheaper dual cores if they stick with their pricing plans. But personally..I'd still just nab a quad and OC it a bit.

Hope this helps.
November 28, 2007 6:10:53 PM

Do you know when in January the new cores will be released? I won't be able to use my computer for most of December, so I was considering waiting for the new Wolfdale processors. Also, will a Gigabyte P35-DS3L motherboard be able to run the new processors? I'd rather wait for software to take advantage of quad-cores and the prices to go down before buying one.