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Old 06-14-2007, 04:08 PM   #1
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Default Intel Core 2 Duo vs. Intel Dual Core

Hey guys, I'm new to the forums and I was just wondering what would be the ideal cpu to get. I tried lurking through the forums but I couldn't find anything on the two. This is my second computer build and I got lucky on the first one about 5 years ago so I want to make sure I get this one right. I'm on kind of a strict budget (broke college student) however I am willing to eat Ramen noodles for a couple weeks if I must. This computer is going to be strictly for gaming however I don't need to have the latest and the greatest, just something that will look good,work well and work long.

What I really wanted to know is the difference of the Core 2 Duo and the Dual Core? As of right now I don't have a mother board picked out because I don't know which processor I'm getting. Thanks for any help you can offer.
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Old 06-14-2007, 04:16 PM   #2
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Default Re: Intel Core 2 Duo vs. Intel Dual Core

Give us the budget. Making a good gaming computer doesn't cost that much.

As for the processor, go with the e6600.

Now, give us a budget.
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Old 06-14-2007, 05:11 PM   #3
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Default Re: Intel Core 2 Duo vs. Intel Dual Core

I would say less then $1,000. I already have one monitor,
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16824254001
hopefully I can afford a second one too so I would need a video card with dual dvi. I also already have my tower with a power supply,
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811146017
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Default Re: Intel Core 2 Duo vs. Intel Dual Core

Yes, the e6600 is the way to go.

Since you are building a gaming computer here, I would suggest an e6600, 2GB Ram, and a 8600.

You can put it all on this mobo.
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Old 06-17-2007, 10:36 AM   #5
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Default Re: Intel Core 2 Duo vs. Intel Dual Core

Well, first off I would definitely go with an intel processor. At this point they beat out AMD's. My inspiron has core duo, and my XPS has core 2 duo, both are great processors. The centrino core 2 duo on my xps has a 2.16 ghz clock speed, and is performance rated at 5.5+ ghz. If you go with an intel core 2 duo(the e6600 is nice), it will be money well spent. Even at a low clock speed, such as 1.8 ghz, a C2D will be plenty fast.
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