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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best CPU you've ever bought?

    Has to be the Pentium G620. Just out-performs AMD's phenom chips for £45
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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best CPU you've ever bought?

    phenom ii x 955 bang for the buck

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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best CPU you've ever bought?

    My favourite was the Celeron A 366, overclocked to 550MHz.

    I've seen a few Celeron As on here, but for me what really made them great was that you could run two of them in SMP on an Abit BP6 motherboard.

    So, in 1999 I had an SMP motherboard with two Celerons running at 550MHz. Windows 2000 came out around the same time so I wasn't restricted to NT4 or GNU/Linux to get dual CPU support.

    Also had great fun overclocking my P200MMX to 290MHz. OC really showed performance dividends on chips of around that time.

    Currently using a Q6600 overclocked to 3GHz on standard voltage. Very nice and whisper-quiet.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best CPU you've ever bought?

    E8400. Served me well for a few years, had so much fun with overclocking it!

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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best CPU you've ever bought?

    My first PC was a Dell 486SX/25Mhz
    After a few years I upgraded it to a DX4/100Mhz overdrive chip (remember those!) and wow what a massive difference! I could play MS Flight Sim 5 on full detail with such a smooth framerate whereas it was a slideshow before. That is the most memorable, the best is obviously what I have now (1st gen Core i7-860 lynnfield). I still don't really see the need to upgrade yet.
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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best CPU you've ever bought?

    The AMD AXIA 1GHz T-Bird was the nuts! My first upgrade after the 850 T-Bird and an overclocking dream.
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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best CPU you've ever bought?

    AMD 486 DX4-120MHz. Not that I use it, but it still works! It is running a bit hotter (passively cooled BTW) than Intel's DX4-100 but also a bit faster. Then first Pentiums (90MHz) and Cyrix 5x86 (VIA) chips came along and the "chimney" race of who dares to release a CPU that runs hotter and crappier (remember Pentium Div 0 fiasco?) started LOL.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best CPU you've ever bought?

    E8400 overclocked to 4 gigglehurtz. In January it will be 5 years old! Still using it daily but will probably bite the bullet soon and upgrade.
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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best CPU you've ever bought?

    My one and only AMD Athlon 64 x2 5200+
    Coming up to 5 years and still going strong

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    3570k

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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best CPU you've ever bought?

    It has to be my Q6600, I paid £99 for it from Scan many years ago and its still running my main gaming PC!
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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best CPU you've ever bought?

    +1 for the Barton XP 2500+

    What a chip! :-)

    Ran for years at XP 3200+ speeds and still going strong now...

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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best CPU you've ever bought?

    Q6600 G0 stepping ?

    Still using it now, serves me pretty well. Need to upgrade next year though, and maybe use Q6600 in a media pc...

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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best CPU you've ever bought?

    Athlon thunderbird, like the k6 before it; back when they were killing Intel chips in best-bang-for-buck.
    Tho its probe the q6600 which was when Intel turned it around, was going strong till I literally just upgraded it to i5

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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best CPU you've ever bought?

    In the first PC I ever built I used an AMD 3700, was a massive upgrade from the family PC which was using a Pentium 2!

    I also loved my Intel E6300, managed to overclock it to 3.5Ghz from stock clocks of 1.86Ghz.
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    Re: Features - QOTW: What's the best CPU you've ever bought?

    AMD Athlon 600 Slot A

    Cheaper
    More Powerful then Intel
    Brilliant Bit of Design enabled AMD to survive for years for that success

    Im an Intel man but that time AMD came up with a game changer and stuck in my mind and my PC



    "It launched with superior performance over all other x86 processors available at the time, including Intel's flagship Pentium III, in every benchmark"

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