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January 4, 2011 11:29:54 AM

So, I'm looking to upgrade my system and I'm in need of a new CPU. Currently I am using an E2180 from Intel and I would like something that would boost the performance while playing WoW.

I'm not all that experienced when it comes to CPU's, which gives me a hard time choosing what to take, could you guys help me out here?

Budget is somewhere between 100-200

My motherboard is a 945GZM-S2 from Gigabyte

Thanks in advance!

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January 4, 2011 12:48:28 PM

I'd say go with the e8400 or the q8400. They are both the same price and you'll need to decide which you want.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The difference is the e8400 is a Core2duo while the q8400 is a Core2quad. Performance-wise, the e8400 is not much less, but takes less power. If your power supply is not very good and you have a high end graphics card in there already, you might want to opt for the e8400.

You can compare the two cards here: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/89?vs=56

Most likely for WoW the Q will be a better choice.
January 4, 2011 2:23:22 PM

Pallimud said:
I'd say go with the e8400 or the q8400. They are both the same price and you'll need to decide which you want.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The difference is the e8400 is a Core2duo while the q8400 is a Core2quad. Performance-wise, the e8400 is not much less, but takes less power. If your power supply is not very good and you have a high end graphics card in there already, you might want to opt for the e8400.

You can compare the two cards here: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/89?vs=56

Most likely for WoW the Q will be a better choice.


Thanks a lot for your answer :) 
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January 4, 2011 2:24:05 PM

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it is a poorly coded game. Poorly coded games cause unneeded stress on the gpu and cpu and waste memory space also.

what gpu do you have?


I have a GTX 460
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January 4, 2011 11:25:49 PM

Get the quad and put Wow into dx11 mode if you haven't already.
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January 5, 2011 11:42:25 AM

how is WoW poorly coded? it runs well on low end machines with graphics turned down and looks pretty impressive once you crank up all the visials , heck it can be maxed out in ultra on a medium machine... most people rant and rave about blizzard optimization... i think you're the first person i've hear of to say anythign really negative abotu thier coding... i suspect you have no idea what you are talkign about
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