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Old 07-25-2008, 01:56 AM   #1
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Canadacomputers selling a E8500 for $209?
I was originally planning to go for an E8400 at 189.99 , is the extra $20 worth it?

No rebates or anything, instant savings!
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Old 07-25-2008, 02:13 AM   #2
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Default Re: Should I go for it?

sure for $20 bulks why not.
I have the E8400...i didn't want to spend the extra cash for the .16 speed, when you can just overclock this thing anyhow...but if its on sale...then go for it man!
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Old 07-25-2008, 02:24 AM   #3
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No. I think the E8400 has better OCing capabilities.
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Default Re: Should I go for it?

The E8500 has a higher multiplier, which means less of a chance running into a FSB wall on the motherboard's part.
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Old 07-25-2008, 03:19 AM   #5
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so E8500 it is!

All the parts of my soon to be computer is coming closer.

Purchased: HD4850, 4gb 6400 ram, 600w PSU, drives

Soon to be: E8500(prolly tmr or weekend) , seagate 500gb hdd
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Good lad, well chosen.

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great choice on the ram! did you by anychance get OCZ ram?
and if you're running Vista...and if the funds are available to you...i would squeeze in another 4 gigs of ram :P, i plan on doing so very shortly
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great choice on the ram! did you by anychance get OCZ ram?
and if you're running Vista...and if the funds are available to you...i would squeeze in another 4 gigs of ram :P, i plan on doing so very shortly
to have a total of 8GB? I assume you are running 64-bit Vista, because the 32-bit version cannot support more than 3GB.
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What does that have to do with this thread at all? I find your link suspicious. What is the link for?
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Good lad, well chosen.

Let us know the VID and Batch number please
Haha, thanks. What exactly is the VID and Batch number?

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great choice on the ram! did you by anychance get OCZ ram?
and if you're running Vista...and if the funds are available to you...i would squeeze in another 4 gigs of ram :P, i plan on doing so very shortly
haha, i think i'm fine with 4gb for now haha. And yes, its OCZ Vista performance platinum ram.

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to have a total of 8GB? I assume you are running 64-bit Vista, because the 32-bit version cannot support more than 3GB.
Wait what Vista 32bit doesn't support 4gb ram? Does that mean I wasted money?
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