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Building A Light Gaming Computer (CPU Question)

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October 18, 2012 4:53:45 AM

hi new to the site. been into computers for years doing light repairs/upgrading and decided to build a new system recently. THE SPECS SO FAR: Asus GeForce GT 610 Graphics Card. 500GB Seagate Barracuda hard drive. 2 sticks of 1GB DDR2 ram. Cd/DVD RW drive. ECS G31-T M7 v7.0 motherboard. and the processor is a Intel Pentium Dual Core E2200 running at 2.20GHZ. 1MB cache. all with a Cooler Master heatsink/cooler combination.

so my question is i have a Intel Pentium 4 processor here too. its clocked at 3.0GHZ with 2MB cache. now i know these can be overclocked to a good amount with stock cooling. so which would be the better processor to use the Pentium Dual Core clocked at 2.2GHZ with 1MB of cache or the Pentium 4 clocked at 3.0GHZ with 2MB cache. and yes i probably will be overclocking the Pentium 4 if i install it.

what does the build sound like?? this will only be used for light gaming and general use.
cheers for an replies in advance
October 18, 2012 5:05:32 AM

found out my cooler is a coolermaster hyper 212. and its lga775 socket
October 18, 2012 5:30:02 AM

The gpu and u woll be holding you back alot youd lag in medium settings and 4gb if ram would be recomemned
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October 18, 2012 5:38:52 AM

the gpu and what sorry? just to clarify the games being used wil not be new games like today. maybe games released round 2007 or so nothing like modern warfare 3 or battlefield 3 or anything like that. i play them on thje ps3 or xbox
October 18, 2012 5:42:26 AM

Dual core is better , Just OC' it.
Also what's your budget?
October 18, 2012 5:42:36 AM

the only games i will be using would be rfactor race 07 live for speed and other car simulators. like mainstream games of today
October 18, 2012 5:44:05 AM

oc to what. what is safe. what program/settings to do that with
October 18, 2012 5:47:02 AM

budget is zero just what i have here at the moment