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Is core2quad for 82$ a good buy

my specs are
intel core2duo E8400 3ghz
asus p5vkm
2x2gb 800mhz ram
cooler master extreme power plus 460w psu
amd 5770 1gb
since today's game require more cpu power i thought that my core2duo wasn't enough for my 1600x900 resolution medium to high settings.so i decided to change the cpu since i did not have enough money to buy a new cpu setup i decided to buy a used core2quad .i saw a computer technician selling Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q9550 (12M Cache, 2.83ghz) for 82$ is this a good buy for the money .he also told that he will take my processor for 51$ and the remaining i have to pay .so is this a good buy ?
NOTE:i play only single player games no multiplayer.
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    thats cheap 31 upgdare from 2 core to 4 core :D

    the cpu trade is good :) go for it
  2. $82 for the Q9550? Yes. Take the deal. I've seen used Q9450 selling for $150.
  3. jaguarskx said:
    $82 for the Q9550? Yes. Take the deal. I've seen used Q9450 selling for $150.

    is it a good processor can i play crysis 3 ,farcry 3 comfortably without problems?
  4. deal is good, but imo get a bit more cash and buy an i7 920 instead. Better all round processor and i've seen them go for as low as £60 (about $120?)
  5. It should be fine for Crysis 3 and FarCry 3. It is unknown how much Crysis 3 will depend on the CPU. Crysis 2 did not care at all how powerful the CPU was a long as it did not bottleneck the GPU and was powerful enough to handle all the things the CPU would need to do like physics, AI, logistics, etc.

    Far Cry 3 is a different story... As can be seen in the chart below Far Cry 3 is CPU bound. A stock Q9550 @ 2.83GHz and the Radeon HD 7970 it would likely sit between the AMD A10-5500 and the A10-5800k.



    http://www.techspot.com/review/615-far-cry-3-performance/page6.html

    I think Far Cry 3 might have some performance issues since people with powerful CPUs and GPUs have been complaining about low performance. Whether that is by design or non optimized coding is up for debate.
  6. jaguarskx said:
    It should be fine for Crysis 3 and FarCry 3. It is unknown how much Crysis 3 will depend on the CPU. Crysis 2 did not care at all how powerful the CPU was a long as it did not bottleneck the GPU and was powerful enough to handle all the things the CPU would need to do like physics, AI, logistics, etc.

    Far Cry 3 is a different story... As can be seen in the chart below Far Cry 3 is CPU bound. A stock Q9550 @ 2.83GHz and the Radeon HD 7970 it would likely sit between the AMD A10-5500 and the A10-5800k.

    http://static.techspot.com/articles-info/615/bench/CPU_01.png

    http://www.techspot.com/review/615-far-cry-3-performance/page6.html

    I think Far Cry 3 might have some performance issues since people with powerful CPUs and GPUs have been complaining about low performance. Whether that is by design or non optimized coding is up for debate.

    so how much year can i use this processor 2 years?
  7. Depends on how much performance you expect. The higher your expectations, the sooner you will want to upgrade.
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