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    Help Choosing CPU, Motherboard and Graphics Card


    I am thinking of getting a Core2 Duo CPU and supporting motherboard and graphics card.

    Can someone enlighten me on the differences between
    - E6550, E6750, and E6850 CPU?
    - P45, X38, X48 Chipset?

    I will be using this machine as a workstation and not for gaming.
    Can someone recommend a graphics adaptor suitable for my purpose?

    Any suggestion will be helpful.
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    for the processor, higher number is generally higher speed.

    The chipset control what kind of devices you can plug-in, for example is P45 the newest among you list, with support of PCI-E 2.0 and up to 16 GB DDR 3 RAM.

    If you don't want to use it for games, you should be able to find a motherboard with onboard graphic card.

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