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Keep the Q6600 or upgrade to 2500k?

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  • 34% (11)
    Q6600 OC
  • 6% (2)
    Current Sig
  • 59% (19)
    2500k build
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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hi, I want your opinions.
First of all. I have the current sig rig, but I also got another computer on "standby" I guess The other rig is:
Asus P5KC
4GB Corsair DDR2 800Mhz RAM
Intel Q6600 Stepping B, Revision G0 (godlike stock cooler -.-)

There, those are the main parts.
First I would like to know, if my Q6600 is one of the more overclockable ones (G0) because I don't know which part in CPU-Z says if its B or G0, the Stepping or Revision?

Secondly, Is it worth sacrificing all my money and more that will come hopefully for a 2500k or should I just put together my Q6600 rig and overclock it?

I am planning on playing games, no video editing or anything fancy like that. But will I see a major improvement in video games from upgrading?

Or should I just OC my Q6600, use my current sig's RAM, PSU and GFX Card and call it a day?

And since I am asking a million questions I will throw in this one: Which is better, my current sig CPU at current OC or a Q6600 at about 3.2-3.5 Ghz?

Thanks
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post #2 of 18
q6600 is still a very potent cpu and much better when oc'ed. Wait for ivy bridge if you have the patience to because its looking like it's going to be beast!
    
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post #3 of 18
Q6600 Will have a SLIGHT edge, but it's worth more. so sell the S775 parts. And then upgrade. Or sell everything and upgrade.
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post #4 of 18
Keep your system until you can afford to upgrade. Don't replace yours with a Q6600. If you're going to upgrade... UPGRADE.
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post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sintricate View Post
Keep your system until you can afford to upgrade. Don't replace yours with a Q6600. If you're going to upgrade... UPGRADE.
Yeah but the thing is, it wouldn't really be an upgrade to Q6600, since I have everything on the floor in the corner of the room, so it would just be a matter of swapping the cooler , RAM and GFX card over to Q6600 rig.
I want to know which would be better between the Q6600 and my current AMD CPU and if it's worth upgrading?
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post #6 of 18
Agreed ^

Keep your sig rig... Sell off the Q6600 (if you wanted) and wait for the new stuff to drop and look into upgrading then...
 
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post #7 of 18
Clock for clock - core for core the quad should be slightly faster than the Athlon II.

There aren't really a lot of games that take advantage of four cores though, so the difference would probably be minimal from a gaming aspect.

An i5-2500k would give you the best performance, but at 1080p with a single 560ti it won't make or break the system typically.

Unless you play games like WoW, SC2, BFBC2, or games like them either system is fine. The Intel quad will sell for more though, if you need more monies.

Honestly it would be best to unload both systems and upgrade to a single decent rig, the longer you hold onto old parts the less demand/value there is for them.
    
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post #8 of 18
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If I were to upgrade, would the ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z be ok? How is the fail rate for it?
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post #9 of 18
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Ok, so I upgraded yesterday, you can see everything in the sig. I will be overclocking soon, but I am at work alot now so I don't have time to tinker around and stress test. Will get right on it when I find some time tho... can't wait!
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post #10 of 18
2500k
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