Intel E4500 2.2ghz (OC@3ghz) /w ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro
4gb G.SKILL 4GB (4 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
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.
For the OP uses by the time an overclocked e8400 is obsolete so would any $180 skt 775 quad.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.