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Please help me find the best cpu match for my vga

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December 30, 2009 3:58:48 AM

Hi All,
I've decided to go for an HIS Radeon 5870 HD after reading a couple of reviews and to make sure that I have Direct X 11 Support when games come rolling.
However I'm not updated about the latest technology that fits my budget ;)  so I need your help trying to figure out which cpu I should by for the vga and motherboard I have.

The motherboard is a FOXCONN MARS Dual channel DDR2 1066(oc**)/800/667 x 4 DIMMs, Max. 8GB Board.
Follow this link for information please :) 
http://www.foxconnchannel.com/product/Motherboards/deta...

The cpu I'm currently planning on buying according to my budget is an

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail.

If you have suggestions for a better motherboard and cpu (that's close to the prices of the combination I've put up)
to improve my gaming experience
(I care about the graphics on the environments rather than fixed objects themselves. cars for example like on Dirt 2)
please help me get a better pc :) 

Thanks :) 


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December 30, 2009 4:19:27 AM

Hi

I think its better to by:

CPU : Intel Q9400
MB: Gigabyte EP45-UD3R
Ram : Corsair 4 GB DDR2 1333 DHX
December 30, 2009 4:23:22 AM

Sorry , Its better to BUY:
Intel Q9400
MB: Gigabyte EP45-UD3R
RAM: Corsair Dominator 1066 4 GB
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December 30, 2009 4:48:33 AM

what is your budget?
also, do you have the mobo already? if you don't, i would suggest avoiding the LGA 775 chipset. it's an end-of-life socket.
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December 30, 2009 4:50:54 AM

Don't bother buying higher quad cores from Newegg, since they're getting overpriced.

Microcenter has the cheapest CPUs all around, and Amazon or EBAY (new) tends to have cheaper quads than Newegg nowadays
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December 30, 2009 4:52:14 AM

Bluescreendeath said:
Don't bother buying higher quad cores from Newegg, since they're getting overpriced.

Microcenter has the cheapest CPUs all around, and Amazon or EBAY (new) tends to have cheaper quads than Newegg nowadays



For s775...this is true. ;) 
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December 30, 2009 5:36:59 AM

If you're buying a graphics card so it'll support DX11 years into the future, I wouldn't go with a 775 socket chip. When the new games come rolling, you'll just end up replacing your CPU, motherboard and RAM. I'd either go with an i5/i7 chip now, or if that's too costly, wait a few months. You do not want a cutting-edge graphics card with outgoing CPU and RAM technology.
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