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E8500 Duo Core or Q9550 Quad with Gigabyte EP45-UD3P

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E8500 Duo Core 3.16Ghz or Q9550 2.83Ghz Quad Core

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  • 1. EP45-UD3P with E8500 Core 2 Duo 3.16Ghz = 326.00
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  • 2. EP45-UD3P with Q9550 2.83Ghz quad core = 426.00
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December 27, 2008 7:40:09 AM

Which is best for this build?

1. E8500 Duo Core 3.16Ghz or Q9550 2.83Ghz Quad Core = 326.00
2. EP45-UD3P with Q9550 2.83Ghz quad core = 426.00
December 27, 2008 9:53:30 AM

with those prices you might as well get i7 and OC it
December 27, 2008 10:23:49 AM

what the hell are you going to be doing with the rig???
December 27, 2008 7:43:04 PM

How can you think these prices are overpriced compared to an I7 System?

My new P45 motherboard by itself
Gigabyte motherboard 137.00

P7 Asus P6T motherboard 300.00 + 300.00 for processor = 600.00
Plus you have to buy the DDR3 memory which costs more.

As for what I will be doing it will be gaming, watching HD Video, and general computing.
I will be running at 1900x1200 resolution.

I've actually already made up my mind...here is what I will be going with.
May make a couple minor tweaks like CPU cooler, but this my purchase:
And from my I7 previous build plan I saved roughly 800-1000 bucks. :D 

* Antec 1200 case
* Corsair 750TX power supply
* Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P motherboard
* Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8500 – Retail
* 4870 1gb Saphire Radeon 1GB 256-bit DDR5 video card
* 2x2gb 8500 Corsair Dominators
* Western Digital Raptor 300gb (primary)
* Western Digital Black Caviar 640GB (secondary)
* Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
* LG Blu-ray/HD DVD Burner Model GGC-H20L
* Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound



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