Going to do a build and i'm trying to decide if i should go core2duo vs. core2quad, vs. phenom II.
will be playing games from time to time and watching HD vids... so i want a performer but after doing a core i7 AND a E8400 build for brother/cousin... i'm not too rich.
possible moderate overclocking, but looking to spend under $350~400 for CPU/MOBO/RAM.
Any suggestions please? Technical expertise much appreciated!
Phenom II x3-x4 if you get a x3 it has the possibility of unlocking the 4th core without problem I did with mine. Make sure to get a black edition processor so the multiplier is unlocked for max OCing i recommend the AMD phenom II x3 720 BE
Mehh...I like Core 2 Duo E8500. It is solid, superb overclocking, 6MB of cache, 3GHz (about) factory clock. If you are not that much of a gamer, I would get a Q8200. 4MB of cache, 2.8GHz ( i think), and quad core respectively.