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Old 12th October, 2008, 09:56 AM
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i am buliding a computer for my brother and i i cant decide what cpu to put in it these are the one i am looking at for him

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the rig will be used mainly for gaming
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Old 12th October, 2008, 12:33 PM
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we are using the p5n-e sli mobo
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Old 12th October, 2008, 01:12 PM
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The Q8200 all the way. It has a 1333mhz fsb. Which is somewhat faster than the Q6600 which only has 1066mhz.
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I'd go with the Q6600. Larger cache, higher clock speed and with the 9X multiplier overclocking would be much easier on the P5N.

Most of the games I play these days seem to like clock speeds of 3.0 or better when cranking up the graphics, not something that would be easy with the Q8200.
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