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October 24, 2009 4:14:04 PM

Current system

Intel E4500 2.2ghz (OC@3ghz) /w ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro
4gb G.SKILL 4GB (4 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L
EVGA GeForce 8800 GT Superclocked
just upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I built it 2 years ago and haven't looked at comp hardware info since. So what would be a good CPU upgrade for this comp in the $150-$180ish range. Would be nice if i could reuse the arctic cooling also.

All i do on here is browse internet and play games(wow, gtaiv, cod4, etc). no video editing, cad, blah blah.



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October 24, 2009 4:33:07 PM

a e7500 dual core if u play GTA an med levels

or u could go for a Q9400 for high quality gameplay
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October 24, 2009 6:51:56 PM

For the OP uses by the time an overclocked e8400 is obsolete so would any $180 skt 775 quad. So the best performance is definitely the e8400, This chart show the e8400 is the clear winner at stock. That margin will only increase with overclocking.
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