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Which processor should i buy? Intel quad core or core 2 duo?

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October 6, 2011 5:25:46 PM

Hi, I'm thinking of upgrading my pc. i've got an lga775 p5g41t motherboard. it supports core 2 duo and quad core processor. currently i'm running on pentium 4 630 64bit processor. I usually use it for gaming. I'm thinking of playing farcry 2, assassin's creed, dragon age 2, gta 4 etc. Which processor should i buy? Currently i'm on onboard graphics with shader model 4.0. Can i play above listed games without upgrading my processor and only by adding an extra graphic card? (That way i can save some money.)

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October 6, 2011 7:22:34 PM

^+1 on the GPU but...

You WILL be severely CPU limited in modern games by that Pentium 4 beyond 1280x1024

If you are on a budget I highly recomend a E7500 (the closest thing to value per $ in LGA775) and a HD 5770; if you shop carefully the combo is under $150 and will play any current game quite well (day and night better than P4 and IGP).
October 16, 2011 4:33:21 PM

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