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Good gaming setup ?

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by figgyx, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. cheezburger

    cheezburger New Member

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    decent . but it's a bit aged and won't last long when comes new hardware killer title. if you plan to stay with console ported game or some source game from steam then it will last a while.
  2. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Well, he could always go with a 555 BE and hope for an unlock.

    I hardly consider "happy" to be worse performance. Plus the Q8400 has tiny amounts of cache for a quad-core, and overall is actually a very disappointing performer unless you are really doing work that takes advantage of the 4 cores. Since this is a gaming machine, I'd avoid it.
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  3. aCid888*

    aCid888* New Member

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    In a state of flux...
    I dont like the Q8400 either, this is why I said get the 965BE for around the same price and its clocked @ 3.4GHz so I'd call that a win-win in terms of power vs performance (aka raw clock speed). :)
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