New build. What should I go with? Tags: CPUs Product Last response: May 3, 2008 7:45 AM in CPUs Share gugin May 3, 2008 2:48:41 AM intel dual core wolf or a quad? I am coming from a 3 year-old AMD 3500+ 2.3Ghz 939 on an Asus A8n 32 SLI Deluxe with 2 MSI 6600GT's and 2(512mb) Kingston pc3200 and 2(512mb) corsair value pc3200 I'm not a big gamer, but I do like to COD4 and BF2. I use DVDShrink, and dual boot ubuntu and xp pro32. I want to spend around $200 on a cpu and about 100-150 on a mb. (on a budget) I'll probably use an EVGA E-geforce 8400GS. Thanks, Justin More about : build level101 May 3, 2008 3:22:04 AM E8400 or Q6600? I would go for the Q6600 seboj May 3, 2008 4:18:32 AM You should fish an extra $40 out of your couch and get a Q6700. Related resources Building a new PC - Requirements and parts, what should I go for - Forum Going for Gaming Build - What card should I go with - Forum Should I go for new build or just update graphics? - Forum What should I go for? - Forum Should I go for 8gb or 16gb for window 7 64bit new build ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Grimmy May 3, 2008 5:07:06 AM I'd say Q6600, price/performance. But if you want to really OC hard, then the Q6700 would give you the edge on a good MB. E8400 can hold it's ground though... so in a sense, it really doesn't matter on all the choices until you have apps/games that take advantage of all the cores. And then again, this has been asked over and over and over and over... STRKR May 3, 2008 5:14:48 AM Your 6600GT's would perform better than a 8400gs. As such, get a SLi motherboard. Asus P5N-D dragonsprayer May 3, 2008 7:45:41 AM if your not a gamer go with quad Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumMy First PC Build : Which one should i go for? ForumNew Build with PhenomIIX6, should I go for 1333 or 1600 DDR? ForumWhat PSU should I go for? ForumWhich build should I go for? ForumWhat should I go for/handle under this rig or some advice? ForumWhat kind of case should I use to build a new computer in for College ForumNew build - should i go value or performance ForumNew GPU, should I upgrade CPU to 965BE or go 2500k ForumWhat Core i7 CPU Family Should I Go With? ForumWhat GPU should I use for my new build ? Forum6300 fx vishera black edition ForumHuge Workstation Build ForumHelp with the Black Edition Forum9300 or 6700 Forumwhich should I go for? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !