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January 23, 2010 5:01:34 PM

Hi... :hello: 

I wanna buy a new processor of Intel...and my budget is Rs.10,000.
I wanna make a Gaming rig (not a hard core gamer but could become one)...

My friend suggested me to buy Intel core 2 duo E8600... Is it a good processor for gaming?
I was thinking of buying a Core 2 Quad processor... which one will be better Core 2 Quad or Core 2 Duo?

Also tell me which graphic card should I choose "Zotac GeFroce GTX285 AMP Edition" or "Palit HD 4870 Sonic 1GB"... tell me their specifications and current price too...
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January 23, 2010 5:13:41 PM

Ok, first off you don't want to go Core2Duo or Core2Quad because the socket they use will not offer you any upgrade path. The E8600 is very good for gaming but is an extremely overpriced CPU and is really only good if you are an overclocker/enthusiast.

If you want to go intel I suggest going for the i5-750, or one of the i3s if you are on a tight budget. i5-750 is one of the best price/performance CPUs on the market.

As for graphics stay away from the GTX285, that GPU will cost you an extra $100 more than its worth. Go with something from ATI like the 4870 you had picked out or something newer from the 5xxx series (5770 is priced similar to the 4870 with similar performance and better tech/efficiency).
January 23, 2010 5:25:34 PM

Then what is the speed of i5-750 and its price and is it as good as C2D E8600 in terms of gaming ??

And what about 5770's price... and please give me its complete specification if you can, that will very helpful...
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January 23, 2010 5:39:57 PM

Could you link us to the site you would be buying from? Sometimes US prices are very different from other parts of the world, so what might be good value here would not be the best for you.
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January 23, 2010 5:42:38 PM

Where is "here"?
January 23, 2010 5:47:44 PM


What is the speed of i5-750 and its price and is it as good as C2D E8600 in terms of gaming ?
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January 23, 2010 6:37:16 PM

The i5 750 is better than theE8600 in everything, including gaming. when games only use 2 cores the i5 750 will boost the clockspeed of those cores to 3.2 GHz, which is only 100 MHz off from the E8600, and it is faster clock for clock. When using more than two cores the i5 750 will boost its clock speed to 2.8 GHz and the E8600 doesn't have more than two cores.
January 23, 2010 7:24:20 PM

If you're set on Intel, for gaming, the i5-750 is definitely the best way to go. The i5's and even the i3's completely outclass the older Core 2 line of processors.
January 24, 2010 6:07:59 AM

OK then I will go for i5...
but for that I will also have to upgrade my mother board...So, according to u which motherboard should I choose, for mother board I could invest up to Rs 12,000 - 13,000...

and also please give full specifications of the mother board u will be suggesting for me...

And Thanx for the advice............. :) 
January 24, 2010 9:07:53 AM

Unless your memory in your current system is DDR3 then you will also need new memory if you go with the i5 750 and p55 motherboard. If you do not have the money for all of that then you could consider getting a Core 2 Quad off Ebay for a decent price, but I wouldn't buy one new.
January 24, 2010 4:05:05 PM

:hello:  hi dude...I still wanna go for i5...

So, according to u which motherboard should I choose, for mother board I could invest up to Rs 12,000 - 13,000...

and also please give full specifications of the mother board u will be suggesting for me... :wahoo: 
February 4, 2010 7:35:54 AM

:hello:  hi dude...I still wanna go for i5...

So, according to u which motherboard should I choose, for mother board I could invest up to Rs 12,000 - 13,000...

and also please give full specifications of the mother board u will be suggesting for me... :wahoo: 

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