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Help deciding for Intel Processor

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#1 chubalz


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Posted 09 June 2010 - 08:22 AM

Im planning to buy new Desktop for gaming purposes.

OS Windows 7 32 bit.
3 gig ram.
Skip for the MOBO.
Gforce 9 series 1 gig.
1 terabyte

Im thinking Core2duo, Quadcore and i5.

I know i5 is more new release but when i check the price?..

It seems core2duo cost higher than i5


I just compare

i5-650( 4 MB SmartCache, 3.2 GHz, 2.5 GT/s DMI) = Price 176 USD

Core2Duo (E8500, 6 MB L2, 3.16 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) = Price 183 USD

Quadcore ???? cant decide for Ghz and cost Big Price.

Anyone could give me a good advise for the processor? Its for gaming purpose.

EDIT: Moved to QA for Buying ~ Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 09 June 2010 - 09:31 AM.

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#2 chubalz

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 09:14 AM

I think i post in a wrong thread.

I must be in Questions and advice for Buying a New Computer

Please move.

Edited by hamluis, 09 June 2010 - 09:32 AM.
Moved per request ~Hamluis.

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:40 PM

For gaming, get a quad core. There are games out now which have a quad core processor in the recommended part of system requirements.
I'm not sure where you plan to buy your computer, but it sounds to me like you are planning to buy the processor separately. If so, it's extremely important to know what CPU socket type the motherboard has before buying a CPU. Core i5 processors have a LGA 1156 socket but Core 2 Duo processors have an LGA 775 socket. You can usually search specific motherboard models and find a CPU compatibility list.

For a LGA 1156 socket, get the i5 750.
For a LGA 775 socket, get the Q8400.

I noticed that you listed Windows 7 32-bit. This is a bad idea for gaming purposes because you will never be able to use more than about 3.5 GB RAM. There is no such restriction on 64-bit.

You may also want to re-think getting a Geforce 9 processor. They only support up to DirectX 10.1 but the new Radeon 5 series and GTX 4 series support up to DirectX 11.

Edited by RainbowSix, 09 June 2010 - 02:48 PM.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 06:38 AM

Im sory forgot to add info but lets say for minimal only.

Dont want to spend to much price.

I think nowadays my specs will qualify mostly plenty of games?

I know the socket type so lets skip for that MOBO.

I know about the 64 bit OS but im hearing some software is not supported for 64 bit.

And i know 64 bit will work its capacity if you have 4 gig above ram while 32 bit max ram is only 4 gig.

As Ive said i dont want to spend to much money. This also include 3gig ram only for my purposes saving money.

A balance specs that can perform good on nowadays games.

About videocard? im thinking what youve said. :blink:

Any tips?

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