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November 7, 2009 5:20:48 AM

well im looking at CPU choices at first i was going with I5 but went over budget but what CPU would u choose

the intel core 2 duo e8500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or intel core 2 duo e8400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

also which mobo would you recommend with what RAM

or if any other cpu btw its for a gaming pc

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November 7, 2009 5:27:42 AM

Neither. Both are overpriced for a dual core.

Do you live near a Microcenter? They have cpus for very cheap prices.

If not, and you absolutely can't get an i5, build, then get these:

Q8400 for $150, overclock it easily to 3.0GHz+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Q9400 for $189, very overclockable as well.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 7, 2009 5:31:06 AM

so how much would a i5 be at microcenter also what mobo would u recommend with it
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November 7, 2009 5:33:13 AM

i5s are $150 at microcenter, i7 860s and i7 920s are $200 at microcenter.

Q8200s are $130, Q9550s are ~$160, etc


Motherboard...go with what you can afford. Anything by Asus or Gigabyte are good.
Intel's own motherboards are pretty solid as well.
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November 7, 2009 5:35:45 AM

OK and i was wondering are evga video cards good also i cant seem to find i5's on micro-center site
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November 7, 2009 6:28:07 AM

so far my choice is a I5
and a
MSI LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Motherboard P55CD53
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ASUS P7P55D LE LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
what u say
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November 7, 2009 11:24:30 AM

labbu63 said:
OK and i was wondering are evga video cards good also i cant seem to find i5's on micro-center site


http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... core i5 $149.99 (they like to hide popular items :lol:  just type micrcenter core i5 into google and you find it)

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... Asus P7P55D Socket 1156 P55 ATX Motherboard -$144.99 (could not find the the LE version at microcenter)

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... P55-CD53 P55 Socket 1156 ATX Motherboard $ 129.99

for video cards what game will you be using?
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November 7, 2009 6:03:45 PM

i will be playing games like battlefield 2142 call of duty and just games like that maybe some racing
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