Need some advice on what CPU to buy. I'm planning to build a gaming system that I hope will last several years. I need to keep the CPU cost around $250. I've narrowed it down to these choices:
I'm leaning towards the Q9300 but am attracted to the Q6600 price point. Then of course, the Q8200 is right in the middle. Which one would you recommend and why? I'm planning to overclock, but this will be my first time overclocking so the results will be modest at best. Here are the rest of the system specs:
ASUS P5Q Deluxe LGA 775
VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870
PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W ATX12V
mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
Thanks in advance for the help.
PS - Please make suggestions on the rest of the components if need be. Thanks!
Q6700 is not necessary, it's same as q6600, but with 10x instead of 9x multiplier. Current chipsets like x38/48/p45 runs at 1600(4x400)mhz fsb natively, without overclocking. 9x400=3.6ghz, which should be enough for most people.