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Hello every one, question: Dual core with 4 threads vs 4 core 4 threads ?

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz 2 x 256KB L2 Cache 3MB L3 Cache 65W Dual-Core vs: Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz Cache 6MB L3 Cache 95W Quad-Core
I do not think i will have the $ for Intel Core i5-2400S Sandy Bridge 2.5GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache 65W Quad-Core.

I play FPS games: Call of Duty 1/uo/2/4/5 Battlefield 2/Bad company 2 (Both) i don't really play much, and was wondering what is the best cpu thats " energy efficient / eco " PC is on over 12 hours a day and Idles a lot and is more of a family pc, (facebook email ect.)

parts i am looking @ getting with CPU:

MB: MSI P67A-G45 : Newegg.com - MSI P67A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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RAM: G.SKILL ECO Series DDr3 1600 : Newegg.com - G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBECO
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BIOSTAR TH67+ : Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TH67+ LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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RAM: G.SKILL ECO Series DDr3 1333 : Newegg.com - G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBECO

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HD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" : Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CD/DVD player (can't use mine, mines a IDE not SATA) ASUS : Newegg.com - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
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re-using
video card: XFX GTS 250
Power: Ultra 600w
Monitor: ASUS 19" LED BackLit
Case: Thermaltake v9 black
Mouse: Thermaltake Black
Keyboard: Logitech Wave
cpu cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520

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PC i have now:
MB: ASUS A8M2N-LA
CPU: AMD Athlon 64x2 4600+ @2.4GHz
cpu cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520
Ram: 2GB DDr2 @ 30x.x MHz
video card: XFX GTS 250
Power: Ultra 600w
Monitor: ASUS 19" LED BackLit
Case: Thermaltake v9 black
Mouse: Thermaltake Black
Keyboard: Logitech Wave
OS: XP (says Pro and MS soo IDK ... )
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Could someone tell me if them parts will work together? + kinda help me out on that CPU to get? what one will be better + " energy efficient / eco " ??
 

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I'm not a fan of MSI Mobo's but it is a better choice than the BioStar. Asus & Gigabyte are good quality.

RAM: I would go with the 2nd listing.
My first priority would be a replacing the Ultra PSU with a 650W good quality unit.
Most newer Mobo's still have one IDE connection (supports 2 IDE devices) so you could still use your IDE Optical Drive.
 

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I'm not a fan of MSI Mobo's but it is a better choice than the BioStar. Asus & Gigabyte are good quality.

RAM: I would go with the 2nd listing.
My first priority would be a replacing the Ultra PSU with a 650W good quality unit.
Most newer Mobo's still have one IDE connection (supports 2 IDE devices) so you could still use your IDE Optical Drive.
i have had no problems with this power supply yet + I do NOT have that kind of $ right now. + was going to upgrade power later on[ OCZ ZX Series 1000W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Power Supply or OCZ ZX Series 1250W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Power Supply :-D ] with a New video card
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Why do people say your crazy getting a 1000w+ is crazy :4-dontkno
50% load is its Max energy savings, 1000w @ 50% = 500w. PC idles almost @ 500w :deal:
 

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I understand your lack of funds but the first money I would spend would be on a good quality PSU to avoid damage to other hardware. Nothing is more harmful to hardware, particularly GPU's, than the lack of sufficient clean power.
There is rarely a need for 1000W but if needed there are better brands available. OCZ are OK but not the top quality that SeaSonic-XFX-Corsair are.
We can only advise with what we know. In the end it's your money and your decision.
 

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The truth is i don't even have $3 in my name, i'm going to go to my Mom and ask for $, I'm going to say "Mom, i know we don't have much $ but the desktop is not doing so well anymore, its old, Its on over 12 hours a day, it Idles a lot and these New cpus and motherboards ect have great energy savings, $870 with tax with ship for a new CPU, MB, RAM, Power, CD, HD +OS" she'll he like "870 your crazy, you probably have a $500 video card in that to help your "Game play" NO"

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(No1 in my house knows pc parts other then me, Dad Hates pc)
 
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