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Old 01-19-2008, 10:57 PM   #1
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Default What kind of processor do you recomend?

Ive been wanting to do my first build for a while now, and I'm sort of getting somewhere as to picking out all the parts i will want.

I just was wondering what processor you recommend that i get. What I'm going to be doing is basically just browsing the web, listening to music, instant message and playing some games. The games are probably not too demanding because they will only be online stuff like RuneScape (yeah I know it's lame) and maybe some mmorpgs. I'm actually considering getting WoW down the road and want to make sure that if i do, my computer will be able to handle it.

Also, what is the difference between processors that say like conroe and things like yorkfield or kentsfield?
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hmmm.....for stuff like u said.....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115028

also somewhat futureproofs ur system


as for the conroe things, i have know idea, i need to learn bought them myself
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Old 01-19-2008, 11:02 PM   #3
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hmmm.....for stuff like u said.....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115028

also somewhat futureproofs ur system


as for the conroe things, i have know idea, i need to learn bought them myself
I was actually looking at a processor just like that, but the one i saw was an E6600. Whats the difference between an E6600 and an E6850?
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hmmm.....for stuff like u said.....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115028

also somewhat futureproofs ur system


as for the conroe things, i have know idea, i need to learn bought them myself
For the same price, he can get a quad core. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017 Much more future proof.
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tru.dat

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Old 01-19-2008, 11:11 PM   #6
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Ok, so now instead of getting core 2 duo I should go with quad core? Sounds like this computer will be ownage as long as I don't fry it right when I take it out of the box.


Edit: I don't get it. I thought quad core was supposed to be faster than Core 2 duo? I looked at the Ghz and the quad core says 2.4GHz and the dual core one says 3.0GHz
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Ok, so now instead of getting core 2 duo I should go with quad core? Sounds like this computer will be ownage as long as I don't fry it right when I take it out of the box.


Edit: I don't get it. I thought quad core was supposed to be faster than Core 2 duo? I looked at the Ghz and the quad core says 2.4GHz and the dual core one says 3.0GHz
The quad core is better because it can handle more threads at a time than the dual core, thus making it better and more powerful. The quad Q6600 also has great overclocking abilities so, getting it pumped up to 3.0 shouldnt be hard. If you are going that price range, DEFINITELY get the quad.
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Ok, but then how come the dual core comes at 3.0 right out of the box?
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Ok, but then how come the dual core comes at 3.0 right out of the box?
E6850 core2duo is a high-end dual core, and the stock speed on it is 3.0 (which is why it costs as much as a quad core).
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Old 01-19-2008, 11:26 PM   #10
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so even though a dual core comes stock at 3.0, a quad core is better because it can handle more and can easily be clocked to 3.0+?
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