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    Default Quad core or new graphic card?

    I'm debating whether on getting a quad core processor or a new graphic card for gaming and other reasons.

    Would getting Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz 4MB L2 Cache be a better choice then Radeon HD 5770?

    I currently have a Intel Core 2 Duo 8400 overclock to 3.6GHz and Radeon HD 4850 512MB

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    Default Re: Quad core or new graphic card?

    wow!
    I guess you dont have to buy anymore its already great!
    anyways, what will be your game?
    if you really like gaming then VC is the logical choice. :)
    just my $0.001

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    Quad from dual..... would depend on the games you play....... me, I notice that having a quad is better, not only for some gaming but from day to day use. I use a 6850 dual and a q9550... the 6850 bums me out sometimes. You on the other hand may not need to do 6-10 things at once therefore it might not do you any good.... Some games need an extra core or two. At this point I wouldn't uprade my processor until I can upgrade my whole system.

    Depending on your gaming resolution and settings........
    ... the video card. I would, without a doubt, upgrade my graphics card. Going to a 5770 would be a waste of money IMO for the minimal gains you might get. A 5850/GTX260-275 w-1792 memory would be "upgrades" over the 4850............ very good place to start. You'll see improvements right away.

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    Default Re: Quad core or new graphic card?

    My opinion is the 5770 will do you the most good seeing that most games don't use 4 cores anyway.

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    Default Re: Quad core or new graphic card?

    definitely the video card :D
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    Default Re: Quad core or new graphic card?

    I dunno, I'm a nVidia fan (ati...lol!) and I have a quad core (which I love!) I don't understand why games aren't using the extra cores...BUT, when I play emulators, Lego Batman, whatever, all my cores are moving (Windows 7 32) so, I dunno...

    Don't know much about ATI anymore, but if you are leaning towards the video card go nVidia!

    Nice OC by the way...still trying to get more out of this Q6700.

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    Default Re: Quad core or new graphic card?

    What did you end up getting????
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
    Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower
    Acer X223W 22" widescreen

    nVidia nForce 7150-630i mobo
    Intel Quad Core Q6700 OC'd 3.13Ghz
    4096MB ddr-800
    200GB hdd 7200 sata
    160GB hdd 7200 sata II
    320GB hdd 5400 ide (?)
    320GB ext. hdd Transcend
    MSI dvd rw / lightscribe / sata
    BFG GeForce 8600 GT PCI-E 1.0

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    Default Re: Quad core or new graphic card?

    I have a Q9550 and every game I play utilizes all cores.But its your graphic card that does most of the work,so get the card if you have the money...

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    Default Re: Quad core or new graphic card?

    Gtx 460 :d
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