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    Will a dual core processor be good enough for medium-high quality gaming, or do I need to buy a quad core?


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    System Configuration :

    Intel i5/i7 CPU : Intel Pentium G6950 2.8GHz (Dual Core) 3000K

    Intel i5 / i7 CPU Fans : Coolit ECO A.L.C, extra quiet Liquid Cooling System

    Intel i5 / i7 Motherboards : ASUS P7P55 LX DDR3, Cross Fire, GB LAN, iEEE

    DDR3 Dual Channel memory : 8GB (4x2GB) PC12800 DDR3 1600 Dual Channel

    PCI-Express Video cards : ATI CrossFire Radeon HD 4670 1GB x2 PCI Express 16x, HDMI (2 cards)

    Hard Drives : 500.0GB Western Digital 7200RPM SATA2 UDMA 300 16m cache

    Sound Cards : Realtek HD digital audio (onboard)
    Network Cards : Realtek 10/100/1000 Ethernet Network card PCI

    Cases : PowMax Black Mid Tower ATX Case w/ Front USB
    Power Supply : Thermaltake TRX 1000W ultra quiet ATX Power Supply, SLI & X-fire ready
    Operating Systems : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit DVD
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    Current games / older games you were better served by a quad core.

    Newer games / the future? Seems like quad core is becoming more prevelant for a development platform.

    That being said, I have a dual core machine setup which still plays everything great. It's DDR3 based system and hasn't had any problems even with games like BC2 which was optimized for quad core systems.

    I'd probably go Quad core if I were you, that's where things are headed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Napalm_Enema View Post
    Current games / older games you were better served by a quad core.

    Newer games / the future? Seems like quad core is becoming more prevelant for a development platform.

    That being said, I have a dual core machine setup which still plays everything great. It's DDR3 based system and hasn't had any problems even with games like BC2 which was optimized for quad core systems.

    I'd probably go Quad core if I were you, that's where things are headed.
    Can I get by for like 5 years without needing quad core?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloomrender View Post
    Can I get by for like 5 years without needing quad core?
    Probably, and if you get a dual core now, chances are your motherboard will support a quad core...
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    I love my quad core, if you have the money get one. The AMD processors are a lot cheaper but still are really good if you're willing to go with AMD over Intel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloomrender View Post
    Can I get by for like 5 years without needing quad core?
    Quote Originally Posted by Napalm_Enema View Post
    Probably, and if you get a dual core now, chances are your motherboard will support a quad core...
    Why waste your money on a dual core when quads are so cheap? The current tech is 6 core CPU's now, get a quad, get it done and you dont have to upgrade against for a short while. 5 years? doubtful, not if you are serious into gaming. Go quad and be done, better to buy one time and spend a little than buy twice and spend extra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makestro View Post
    I love my quad core, if you have the money get one. The AMD processors are a lot cheaper but still are really good if you're willing to go with AMD over Intel
    I am running a AMD65 Black Edition @ 3.8ghz per core on air. I think I paid $150 shipped for the CPU from New Egg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [LoD] EE View Post
    I am running a AMD65 Black Edition @ 3.8ghz per core on air. I think I paid $150 shipped for the CPU from New Egg.
    yeah I have a 965 also, was 180-190 I think but just came out when I bought it, runs great.
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    Going AMD over intel was a good suggestion. Apparently I can get a quad core over a dual core and pay like 100 bucks less too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloomrender View Post
    Going AMD over intel was a good suggestion. Apparently I can get a quad core over a dual core and pay like 100 bucks less too.
    Overclocking is more the thing for nVidia tough
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    Another question...do I need a hard drive fan? Will it just be noisy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloomrender View Post
    Another question...do I need a hard drive fan? Will it just be noisy?
    Mine is 600gbs and I have no fan on it.

    EDIT: well my case has fans on the front so I guess I do actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloomrender View Post
    Going AMD over intel was a good suggestion. Apparently I can get a quad core over a dual core and pay like 100 bucks less too.
    AMDs are great gaming CPUs. I plan to get a 955 BE for my next build. The 965 is basicly a 955 with factory OC. You can save $30 by getting the 955 and Ocing it yourself.

    Also check benchmarks on the 955 vs intel in gaming. Most (even lower end i7s) are pretty close. With todays games the demand is on the GPU and a 955 can carry any GPU on the market. So no need to spend 1K on a gaming CPU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloomrender View Post
    Another question...do I need a hard drive fan? Will it just be noisy?
    Depends on your case. If you have a quality case that has good airflow and fans to keep the air moving then no you need no special fan for your HDs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloomrender View Post
    Another question...do I need a hard drive fan? Will it just be noisy?
    This is the case I got

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-021-_-Product

    I like it minus the huge fan on top, what is awesome for airflow, but I'm always worried someday my dog will knock something over and it'll magically land on that spot and ruin my computer lol.
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