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February 17, 2010 8:53:08 PM

Im planning on purchasing a new computer and I was wondering which was better for gaming?
The AMD Phenom II X2 550 Dual-Core
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The Intel Core 2 Duo E8400

I play games like WoW and MW2

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February 17, 2010 9:30:06 PM

Looks like you already made your decision, but IMO I would get the AMD anyway- its cheap, and its upgradeable. The Core 2 is stuck in LGA 775 socket, which is going away, while the AM2+/AM3 socket is current and not going anywhere just yet.
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February 17, 2010 10:43:55 PM

Might want to look into athlon II x3, better value than Phenom X2
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