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October 6, 2009 6:28:02 PM

i dont know what cpu to get for heavy gaming and overclocking.
these are the things im getting.
video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
these are the two cpus im confused on
triple core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
duel core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i already have 4 gigs of ddr2 1066 im getting another 4 gigs soi will have 6 cuz im giving my friend the other 2 the ram is all ocz ram
please help me i have been looking at these 2 for months now and cant figure out witch is better.
thank you very much

if anyone has any other sugestions please let me know.

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October 6, 2009 7:37:37 PM

Its dual channel memory. Use 2 sticks or 4, not 3 or you will reduce performance. 4GB is all you will need for gaming anyway.

Either CPU should be good. There are a few games like GTA4 that will play better with more cores, but most still play faster on a faster dual core.

I dont know if you budget would allow it, but ATI is out with the 5800 series GPUs now. If you want to use DX11 in a couple years when it becomes common then spending an extra $100 to get a 5850 (which is also 60% faster than a 4870) might be a good idea.

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October 6, 2009 7:40:55 PM

thank you very much i will still have 4 sticks ill have 2 1gb stick and 2 4gb sticks
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