Solved Quad core or Dual core @ 4.0ghz? Tags: Homebuilt Dual Core Systems Product Last response: May 5, 2010 3:22 AM in Systems Share megaswap April 25, 2010 12:50:41 PM Okay so currently I'm going to add some new stuff to my PC to make it better for gaming, and faster. My current specs: MSI P6NGM-L E5200 2.5ghz dual core 2GB ram DDR2 220gt 1gb ddr3 500GB sata hdd 7,700 RPM 23" 1920x1080 reso. Should i either; keep the dual core, get a new motherboard like a P31-P41-P43-P45 and a vandetta 2 or a hyper TX2 and overclock to 3.8ghz or 4.0ghz, get a new powersupply and 5770 HD. OR Sel my cpu and vga. Get a new Quad core either the Q6600 or the Q9550, the vandetta 2 or a hyper TX2 and keep my P6NGM-L. Buy a new power supply and the 5770 HD. I play games like mw2,cs:s,cs 1.6,l4d2 @ 1920x1080 resolution. What would be better, if i get either one of the quads i'll try and overclock them to like 3.3ghz or so with the cpu coolers. Please guys i need direct answers, no need to confuse me more than i am already lol. More about : quad core dual core 0ghz Best solution tecmo34 a b B Homebuilt system April 25, 2010 2:03:58 PM I would go with the Quad-core route; 1) Better overall performance with the Q9550 at 3.3 Ghz or so , 2) It will be a bigger challenge getting the E5200 to your purposed overclocks. Next comment... The 5770 will not provide "max" gaming performance at 1920x1080. You'll want a 5850 or higher for that resolution. megaswap April 25, 2010 2:06:40 PM Bahaha -.- I think if i had the cash to get the 5850 i would get it lol, my budget is freaking tight >.< im trying to get the best vga i can get. I wanted the 260gtx but here its like 2x the price of the 5770 and there almost the same. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer megaswap May 5, 2010 3:22:35 AM Best answer selected by megaswap. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhat quad-core AMD cpu will hit 4.0ghz on air easily? ForumDual core vs quad core ForumDual core or quad core ForumDual Core vs. Quad Core Forum3.4ghz Dual-Core or 3.0ghz Quad-Core ? ForumOverclocking: Dual - vs. Quad-Core CPUs ForumFX-4170 Quad Core or Not? ForumQuad Q9650 vs core i7 920 ForumWhich AMD Quad-Core CPU should I purchase? ForumINTEL(R} CORE (TM)2 QUAD @2 40GHZ ForumQuad Core bottleneck Gefore 560ti? ForumE5400 4.0ghz vs Q6600 ForumIs this a good budget gaming build?? ForumDual Channel unstable? ForumCheapest RAM and MB for a Core i5? (Newegg) Forum[Solved] Motherboard/CPU Selection Intel Core ixxx Series Forum$1000 Core i7 Gaming Rig ForumNew Quad core slow response time ForumEmachines core i7 build ForumDont be afraid to build with a dual boot system, its so easy More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !