- Nov 4, 1999
Yea I don't want to spend that kinda money on my 2nd rig (& as mentioned there is a huge price difference!), an o/ced E5200 will be ample , atm it's running a Sempron 3100 @2.5GHz, which TBH is fast enough for the games etc it runs.Originally posted by: soccerballtux
price/performance it is just as worth it to spend the money on the e8400. You don't come out ahead price/perf with the 5200 (unless you can't afford the e8400/don't want to spend that kind of money, and that is a very legitimate reason not to get it). The cache makes a pretty big difference; xbitlabs and some french site did a huge comparison of like 50 chips and that was the conclusion.
I just happen to have a S775 mbrd & some DDR2 RAM kicking about so I thought I'd best put it to good use .