Hey Guys! I'm sorry to ask this same old question, but I don't know what CPU to buy... I'm thinking about going with Intel E8400 for its great ability to overclock. What AMD CPU can compare to the E8400?
The closest thing that AMD has to the E8400 is the X2 6400+, but the X2 6400+ is an older part that runs hotter and is a little slower than the E8400. AMD has pretty much concentrated on quad-core and triple-core CPUs. If you run things that are multi-threaded, a Phenom would be faster than the E8400 for about the same price, but none will beat the E8400 at single-threaded or two-threaded applications at the moment.
Is it worth getting a Micro ATX rig for gaming?
Thanks for looking?
It doesn't matter as gaming depends on the GPU and the CPU. You can put the same CPU and single GPU in a mini-ATX as a standard ATX board, so it should be no different. Buy whatever one fits your case better or has the features you want.