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May 8, 2009 4:23:41 AM

I'm building my computer, will be used for playing games while surfing the Internet. Shall I go with the x4 940, or e8400. Thanks!

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May 8, 2009 4:29:44 AM

What games do you play, an are you planning to use CPU demanding tasks like encoding HD videos stuff like that?
May 8, 2009 4:54:21 AM

The X4 940 would be better in almost every situation, if a little more expensive. It's a quad-core at the same speed, and very close to the same speed per clock per core. Thus, in optimum situations, it's nearly twice as powerful.
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May 8, 2009 7:09:12 AM

+1 for the X4 940...It is an overall better option than the E8400...
May 8, 2009 7:26:41 AM

Yeah!! Mine is a beast!!
May 8, 2009 7:50:27 AM

go for the x4 940.. for multitasking..
two cores right now are mostly for pure gaming..:D 
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May 8, 2009 8:15:44 AM

X4, no problem.

Anyone remember the days when the e8400 would have all the recommendations? Well done AMD!
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May 8, 2009 8:54:30 AM

^ Oh yeah...those were the dark days of AMD when they launched the Phenom I...
May 8, 2009 3:35:42 PM

Think about the PhenomII 720 black edition, for gaming you have nearly the same performance as with the 940 but it costs a lot less
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May 8, 2009 3:40:08 PM

+1 for the AMD PII.

Unless you can go for an i7, that would be the only thing better. Otherwise the AMD PII's is your best value and choice.
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