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What processor

Hello,i want a CPU that cost less than 200 dlls my port is LGA 775 and it takes any 775 CPU i want it for playing new games and running aplications like photoshop, Maya etc..
I had this 4 in mind
Core2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz - for 125$
Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz -for 150$
Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz- for 170$
or Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz 170$
i hope you guys could guy me in this one because i don't really know the difference between quad core and core duo and whats better for gaming or what not

thanks...
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  1. I would grab the Q8300 and overclock it to 3.0ghz

    A good majority of games are coded for quad core, especially the newer ones and the soon to be released titles, so buying a dual core isn't your best bet.
  2. alright thanks you guys, a quad core would be then are the prices i putted there are good?
  3. thanks a lot for the links, really appreciate it. The refurbished has a good price do you think its trust-able to buy one refurbished from that last website?
  4. A cpu either works or it doesn't, no real way to refurbish it. It's probably just a newish open box item.
  5. i think i might buy that one the Q9500 for 150$ seems like a good deal, but one last question it has 6MB of cache and some of the others have 4MB does this make a big difference?
  6. im about to order the refurbished one but it doesn't say if it comes with heat sink =S
  7. Most refurbished doesn't come with heatsink you have to buy one.

    Here's a link>
    http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/intel-socket-775-coolers.html
  8. i just bought the Q8300 in newegg for 150 since i have an assus motherboard ill OC it i hope it was a good option and i hope i dont regret the buy .. thanks everyone for all the help =)
  9. well, i hope it is thanks a lot for the help
  10. Best answer selected by Aacis.
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