E8500 Duo Core or Q9550 Quad with Gigabyte EP45-UD3P

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
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  1. with those prices you might as well get i7 and OC it
  2. what the hell are you going to be doing with the rig???
  3. 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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