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Upgrade to Core 2 Quad question

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February 1, 2012 11:56:38 PM

Hey all, I'm looking to upgrade my gaming experience and need some help. I originally was going to build up a brand new rig, but decided I may not need to. That is where you guys come into play :) 

Currently I am running this mobo

Now I am wondering if I were to upgrade to a core 2 quad if it would be a worthy upgrade for current gen gaming. I am running a core 2 duo E6550 right now and I have a feeling that just won't cut it. So do you think if I picked up a core 2 quad it would appease my needs for a couple years? Or should I just green light the new rig build?




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February 1, 2012 11:58:24 PM

new rig.
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February 2, 2012 12:01:41 AM

amuffin said:
new rig.


Haha that was quick
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February 2, 2012 12:04:21 AM

I agree with amuffin.

The Core 2 line of chips will really not suffice for gaming much these days and especally not for the next few years. It might be able to hold you for a bit if you're playing games that are a bit older, but overall those are just weak chips these days.
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February 2, 2012 12:13:18 AM

Ok sense it seems obvious that I need a new rig how about I run my new rig plans by everyone?

CPU: Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10GHz
GPU: GeForce GTX 460
Memory: 8GB of DDR3 1600
Haven't decided on a motherboard yet but know I want one with Z68 chipset and is DDR3 1600 compatible

Any insight into the mobo?
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February 2, 2012 12:52:12 AM

asrock z68 extreme 3 gen 3.
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February 2, 2012 4:39:12 PM

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February 2, 2012 5:01:28 PM

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