Decent processor for gaming

andrewt328

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Hey, i was wondering what would be a good cheap intel processor that will be able to play League of Legends (Dota like game) easily...i currently have a p4 3.0 ghz and it dosent cut it...im trying to upgrade my old gaming comp.

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Archaea

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You aren't going to find anything on that old dead socket 478 that you likely have...you'll need to upgrade your whole computer. I have my former gaming rigg I'd sell you if you want.

Cooler Master CM360 case
Abit IP35-E Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E5200 @ 3.0ghz at stock voltage
2GB DDR2
EVGA 9800GT - 512MGB RAM
250GB 7,200 RPM Samsung Drive
Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
DVD-RW/CD-RW
Windows 7 - legitimate OEM license.

$300 + $20 shipping.
PM me if interested.

If you are wanting to spend more go for a core 2 quad, or an i5 at least. Don't spend more than about $350 unless you go quad core for longevity purposes.

Dell runs some sweet deals listed at www.gotapex.com. Most of them you'd need to pick up a gaming graphics card for, but the prices are amazing.
 

plugwash

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Unfortunately 775 was arround for a long time and not all 775 motherboards and processors are compatible. What motherboard do you have?
 

Furystrike

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There are going to be a ton of used and cheap core2 775 systems on the market very shortly when socket 1155 comes out in a few weeks.
 

drescherjm

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its a 775 socket....but im looking for a cpu under 100

Then you need a used 775 or low end AMD dual core. Either way you will need a motherboard + ram + cpu. And probably a video card since your P4 will probably not have a video card that can be used with a modern pc.

John
 

andrewt328

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yea..its ddr2, i think the motherboard suppurts up to a core 2 duo, so thats probably what im going to get...but which one is decent for gaming and under 100?

thanks
 

Hizzo

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I had an E6600 and it was pretty good, they're very cheap now, so I'd say anything above an E6600 will be able to game decently.
 

Gimpy04

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If it's a Core 2 Duo, and under $100, get it. The C2D was a HUGE improvement over the P4. My friends still runs C2D's in his 5 gaming rigs (guest computers).
 

ramenraider

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You should look up and see if this Q9300 for $99.99 works with your motherboard. It would smoke your old cpu and give you another year or two with your system. http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0328258

Just a thought. And those chips at newegg you posted would be huge improvements too. The jump from P4 to Core-anything is an amazing upgrade.

That Q9300 is instore pickup only, but if you live by a microcenter that is a super deal =D
 

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drescherjm

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yea..its ddr2, i think the motherboard suppurts up to a core 2 duo, so thats probably what im going to get...but which one is decent for gaming and under 100?

thanks

What is your exact motherboard so someone can check compatibility?
 

Insomniator

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What is your video card and how much ram do you have? A core 2 won't help at all if you are using onboard graphics and have 512MB of ram.
 
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