Looking for budget processor for gaming

Will the Pentium Dual Core E5300 get me high settings in Crysis in 1152 res??

  • Yes get it, it will play Crysis at high at 1152 res

    Votes: 4 18.2%
  • No it won't, get the E5400,E6300 and/or E6500 instead

    Votes: 4 18.2%
  • No it won't, get the Core 2 Duo E7500 instead

    Votes: 7 31.8%
  • No it won't, your price range is too low.

    Votes: 7 31.8%

  • Total voters
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wilem_WAR246810

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Looking for budget processor for gaming; my current setup involves
an Intel DG31PR(LGA775 socket) main board
2GB RAM
9800 GT 1GB, but my current processor is embarrasing..
a Pentium Dual Core E2180.

I live in the Philippines.....

I wanna get the potential of my 9800 GT and some acceptable performance in Crysis and Mass Effect by upgrading my processor.

My budget is up to 5,500 PHP(our currency)

I'm most interested in the Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300 2.66 ghz which is 3500 PHP; but I am also interested in the:
Intel Pentium Dual Core E5400 2.7 ghz ...3700 PHP
Intel Pentium Dual Core E6300 2.66 ghz ...4000 PHP
Intel Pentium Dual Core E6500 2.66 ghz ...4160 PHP
Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.9 ghz which is ...5,450 PHP

My goal is to get something within my price range and VERY hopefully below 4,500 PHP that can run Crysis and Mass Effect at high with atleast 1152 pixel resolution with my current setup.

I am sorry for the inconvenience of makin u guyz think about the currency being in PHP but if you guyz refer, just post so and I can convert every one of those to USD...

Please and THank YOU! ALL help is HIGHly appreciated
 
well 5500 php is only about $120 us so you wont find much in that price range your best bet if anything try to find an E7500 anything under 4500 price range will not be worth the upgrade.
 

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While the e7300 is a better CPU, if you keep a clean system, the e5200 should be fine in games overclocked. If you can't OC, you definately want the e7300.

My 8800GT had a little trouble with Crysis and Mass Effect, though, you still might not run those games ideally.
 

wilem_WAR246810

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yeah he's ryt....my DG31PR ain't gud for OCing so ryt now lets concentrate on my new CPU and maybe soon I'll buy a better mobo for OC-ing
 

Keiki646

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I would agree with that as well. E7500 would do better.
Not sure in high settings. I'll have to research that for you.
 

Keiki646

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The best setting is Medium to High
You can set some setting on High and other on Medium
But is about the Resolution too so you have to think about that as well.
Oh one thing too is that if you O.C the E7500 you can get High settings but stock is a mix of medium and high
Best setting is not to push it too far and try medium first before going to high. you might LAG
 

Keiki646

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Listen you have to look at it in this in a technology Performance way. Any of those CPU that you are talking about are not going to see the full potential of a game like that. They would work excellent at medium range settings.

(Pentium E6300 @2.8GHz, 2MB L2 Cache FSB 1066 and run on high setting but not much FPS
Very High 17- 22 FPS
High setting 20 -23FPS
medium setting 23-27 FPS



The Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache FSB 1333) Go for the Core 2 Duo

With Crysis set to
Very High (if CPU overclock) 20-27 FPS
High settings 18 to 25 FPS.
Medium setting 24 -31 FPS
You will lag at some points of the game too if settings are one very high. (Stock CPU) If overclock you can with no lag.

One you have to think about The CPU Power, Video card bottleneck. Switch in this case you're not going to see much.
Why? If you had a Core 2 Duo E6750, you see some good achievements. You're not going to see a full potential performance on a E6300 on what you are trying to achieve.

Crysis is a very excellent game that requires a very excellent CPU, Memory and Video Card to see it true potential on High and very high settings without Lag.
Yes, I'm talking about Quad Core CPU and Medium-High to High End Video card. Specially ones with 1GB with GDDR3 ,GDDR4, GDDR5.
Specially with SLI/CrossFire video cards. Switch you have a 9800GT

You have a 775 socket. If you would like to see some very good potential range, CPU with a FSB of 1333 would do you nice.
Other than that you would just have to work with the Medium setting/few on high with the CPU that you do choose.
There are some people out that getting high settings on the E6300 although the texture and quality of shadows settings are not as good
but good enough.

Someone said go for an AMD CPU, I would say yes if you have the money for a new motherboard. Other than that it's cheaper than Intel but with AMD you get more bang for your buck.
I'm an Intel fan so, But don't get me wrong here. My first build was a Athlon 2400+. NO not a AThlon XP 2400+.
That is old school right there. But This information that I have given you I hope that it works out for you.

(Note That I might be wrong about somethings, it's always good to ask around as well and listen to others.)
 

Keiki646

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Trying to tell him that as well. he post twice about that same topic and I am trying to give him some information about the Pentium E6300
but his plans are not to buy an motherboard. He's going to stay with the motherboard he has now.
He also has to make sure that the motherboard does support the E6300 switch in this case it does.

He only wants to upgrade from a E2160 to a E6300
He would do fine with a E6300 with Crysis but the performance will get better. (Still won't see the full Potential of the game graphics and PhsyX and AA)
 

wilem_WAR246810

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I can't find one with 1333 fsb that is near my price range.....so lemme get this straight, you REALLY suggest the E7500?
 

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Well no, since you have a budget switch I can understand, that you are not willing to buy another Mobo
from a E2180 :heink: to a E6300 ;) is a good choice but I'll just told you what you needed to know and what you have wrote me to answer back on.
 

wilem_WAR246810

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I am kinda willing to get the E7500 now that I understand Crysis is more demanding than I thought....hmmmm....I bet you can estimate how good it will perform with E7500 and my 9800GT; so do you think Crysis will run good with an E7500?
 

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Now you're talking about a Core 2 Duo 2.93Ghz
Now there is a reason why I said go with the 6300
The E7500 doesn't have what the E6300 does switch in this case is a good thing.

Also the E6300 has 2MB L2 cache
Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
64 bit support
Enhanced Speedstep Technology
and Execute Disable Bit 2
Intel® EM64T 1
Enhanced Halt State (C1E)
Intel Thermal Monitor 2

Now the E7500 has has 3MB L2 cache

Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology
EM64T 1
Enhanced Halt State (C1E)
Execute Disable Bit 2
Intel® Thermal Monitor 2

You would do much better off with the E6300

The difference is The cache level is 3MB on the Core 2 Duo and the Bus/Ratio clock
E7500 Bus/Ratio Clock is 11 and the E6300 Bus/Ratio Clock is 10.5
 

wilem_WAR246810

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uhm...hmm...meh...do those really help in the way of speed in gaming?
 

Keiki646

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The E6300 has the one upper hand here.
Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
64 bit support .

Most of us would like to have that feature, specially with windows Vista and 7

 

wilem_WAR246810

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Oh I see, but then again....how about lets say the E7400....and BTW, sorry for saying so but lets put more emphasis into gaming performance(esp Crysis) coz its the thing that matters most right now...
 

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Would just be the same as if it was the E7500 but the only difference is The E7400 is an 2.8Ghz and not a 2.93Ghz of the E7500
and just to let you know that I answer what you try to tell me because about emphasis the E6300 and E6570.

Either way you put it E6300 has better features and it's a Dual Core but the Core 2 Duo E7500 and E7400 would run also alike.
Either way you have a choice now to pick from the Three. Now it's up to you to make the right choice for you.