New Summer build- Wolfdale Core 2

:hello: So this summer im planning on rebuilding my pc and i was looking at getting a new 45 nm C2D but i havent really decied on which one. They all overclock quite well (which is important to me) so i guess i was really wondering if anyone knew, whats the performance difference between the E7000 series and E8000 series at the same or similar clock speeds? is it significant? and if i am going to have this CPU for a while which would you recommend? (casual gamer, multipurpose machine).

Thanks for your opinion! :bounce:
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  1. Right, but what im asking is how big a difference there is in performance from the difference in L2 cache, or does anyone know?
  2. pwrntspd said:
    Right, but what im asking is how big a difference there is in performance from the difference in L2 cache, or does anyone know?

    Basically everything. The E8400 will be the way to go-- keep in mind that the price could drop a lot in even 2 months time. If not, then buy an E8200 or an E7200 and overclock them.
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    the only rason games work better with duals is because of the higher clock but as soon as games start using all four cores the duals are going to be left in the dust and belive me the end to duals is right around the corner



    Please stop spreading lies about dual-cores. Quads are still mostly 12-18 months ahead of thier time. You get a higher 3dmark score, and maybe +10FPS in Supcom using a quad. That can be countered with a 4ghz+ dual.
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