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Im confused between dual core and core 2 duo, which is must i buy for a gaming pc peroformance cost wise

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    Lalit Varadpande May 11, 2010

    cores2 duo is a new brand of intel dual core chips.. you are looking for gaming then inter core2 extreme with a SLI configuration would be great!all depends on the budget though!!

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Without explaining in depth. just get Core 2 duo.

Also if you google like "cheep pc gaming rig" good things pop up. A few websites every so often have a build off making computers per price. Like under 500$ under 750$ under 1000$ and so on.

like this one
http://techreport.com/articles.x/15737

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If you're going to replace the Mobo, Processor, and PSU, you may as well as replace the computer case, also.

Another $50 USD will buy you a decent computer case.

(Seen this? http://www.directron.com/cs888uvbl.html )

You can reuse your optical drive/s.

Mobo? Are you going to stick with AMD processors like what is used in your computer now, or are you going to go Intel?

AMD hardware is cheaper price wise, but not quality wise. Myself I prefer Intel.
Just a personal preference.

Dual core processor with DDR Sdram ram memory?
You're not going to like this answer, but this = No, for Intel processors.
DDR2 Sdram for dual core processors.

There are some older AMD processor based motherboards that do utilize DDR Sdram, and dual core processors.

It is IMHO this is going backwards.
Why?
Because using DDR Sdram will cause a 'bottleneck' of information. The dual core processor will be bottlenecked, by the slower DDR Sdram ram memory.

Also, I would imagine you would like to be able to buy a dual core processor now, and be able to use a Quad Core processor in the future, on that same motherboard.

Again, I'm more towards Intel than AMD, so forgive me if I'm talking to an AMD man.

I go for the 'Best Bang for the Buck' theory.
More performance for lesser money spent.

It is for the above reasons that I would recommend an XFX nForce 750i SLI Extreme mobo.
Why?

1) Supports Intel Pentium 4 processors, (With an 800MHz FSB, and fit into an LGA 775 processor socket), all the way up to an Intel Core2 Quad.

(Supports Intel - Pentium 4, Pentium D, Pentium Extreme Edition, Core2 Duo, Core2 Quad, and Core2 Extreme processors)

Supports Intel processors utilizing the 45nm architecture, and up to a 1333MHz FSB. (800MHz, 1066MHz, or 1333MHz)

2) Supports DDR2 Sdram at either 800MHz, or 1066MHz. (PC2-6400 and PC2-8500 respectively)

4GB's with a 32bit operating system, 8GB's with a 64bit O/S.

(A 32bit operating system has it's limitations. Only 3.2 to 3.5GB's, will be recognized of that 4GB's of ram memory)

3) Has Two PCI-Express x16 graphics slots, that use the PCI Express 2.0 technology. You can install two graphics cards, that utilize the SLI technology. (Scalable Link Interface)

With this motherboard, when you use two graphics cards, BOTH will operate at 16X.
Not 16X for one, and 8X for the other, like some motherboards.
(Things they don't tell you)

(Information about the Nvidia nForce 750i chipset, from Nvidia.com,

http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_nforce_750i_sli_us.html

Click on the Specifications tab)

Has 4 SATA headers on the motherboard, that utilize the SATA 3.0Gigabit per Second technology. (3.0Gb/s)

4) The MOSFET has a heatsink on it, as well as the Northbridge chip, and Southbridge chip. Plus there is a heatpipe in-between these heatsinks.
Helps keep everything nice, and cool!

5) Price is $70

2GB's of decent DDR2 Sdram at 800MHz, (PC2-6400), will set you back about $50.

You can buy a Motherboard/CPU combo with the Intel Core2 Duo E7500, for $190 USD.

(Intel Core2 Duo E7500:

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3MB's of L2 cache.
1066MHz FSB
Based on the Wolfdale Core.

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Because if you keep the temperature of this PSU at 118 degrees Fahrenheit, (47.9 degrees Celsius), it can reliably put out 728.8 Watts.

(Remember, 80 percent of the rated maximum wattage, is the figure you should go by.
80 percent of the rated maximum wattage, when the PSU is operating at a 100 percent load)

Has Four 12 Volts power rails. EACH 12 Volt rail is capable of handling 18 Amps.
Total is 72 AMP's!

Has all the power cables you will need.
Has a 120mm fan.
A larger fan means it will turn slower, and still produce more air flow.
Also will make less noise. (Unless you are running an intense game at high settings. You won't hear it anyway, because of the game!)

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Again with the 'Best Bang for the Buck, theory, but I would recommend an EVGA Geforce GTX 260 Core 216 graphics card.

Graphics performance is VERY close to an Nvidia Geforce GTX 280, but at way less cost)

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to keep cost down you could also go with a core 2 duo (dual core) but stay away from celerons they **** for gaming
check staples/office max/best buy/circuit city or dell dot com for good deals

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