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I still have the good old E8400 in my daughters water cooled rig and it's doing 4.5ghz comfortably. By today's standard you'll find that a stock i5 process is just as quick if not quicker. Saying that though if you're gaming than you'd probably still notice a better improvement from a higher end graphics card. That will change though with games now starting to support quad core chips.
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I'd put the E6400 WAY below the E8400 TBH. E6400 sucked when I built this thing.

This is true that the E8400 is significantly better than the E6400, but IIRC they are the same architecture.

It would come down to what games you intend on playing, what settings you plan on using, and what performance minimum is acceptable to you.
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Anandtech Bench E8400 vs ~$70 G850
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/56?vs=404

E8400 vs i3 3220
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/56?vs=677

OTOH if your rig delivers what you need, ..
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Originally Posted by wierdo124 View Post

I'd put the E6400 WAY below the E8400 TBH. E6400 sucked when I built this thing.

This is true that the E8400 is significantly better than the E6400, but IIRC they are the same architecture.

It would come down to what games you intend on playing, what settings you plan on using, and what performance minimum is acceptable to you.

E6300 is an original 65nm Conroe, e8400 is a 45nm wolfdale
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I agree with the others on the 9550. Try to get a 9450 or up and you will be able to play all the latest games without a bottleneck at all. If you can't find one for cheap then I'd pass on the upgrade.
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I am having major bottlenecks with Q6600 @ 3.4ghz and a GTX560 (non-ti)

I can't get the GPU load up high at all, on many newer games.

On games that love cores (many games now do) you are screwed. redface.gif

775 just isn't worth investing in anymore...period. I hate to say it.
Edited by corky dorkelson - 12/12/12 at 4:11pm
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I am having major bottlenecks with Q6600 @ 3.4ghz and a GTX560 (non-ti)
I can't get the GPU load up high at all, on many newer games.
On games that love cores (many games now do) you are screwed. redface.gif
775 just isn't worth investing in anymore...period. I hate to say it.
Not positive, but wasn't the 9550 a significant improvement from the q6600? You'd probably have to have the 9550 at 4.0 though.
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Not positive, but wasn't the 9550 a significant improvement from the q6600? You'd probably have to have the 9550 at 4.0 though.
It may be faster, but it's also expensive for what you get....which would be 2 more cores equivalent to the E8400.

775/ddr2 just doesn't have the force needed for modern games.

I built the q6600/560 rig thinking I would have a cheap gamer, and found that it flops hard on all the new stuff.

The Q9550 is a great CPU, don't get me wrong. But it's only a baby step better than the Q6600 clock for clock.
Edited by corky dorkelson - 12/12/12 at 4:21pm
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It may be faster, but it's also expensive for what you get....which would be 2 more cores equivalent to the E8400.
775/ddr2 just doesn't have the force needed for modern games.
I built the q6600/560 rig thinking I would have a cheap gamer, and found that it flops hard on all the new stuff.
The Q9550 is a great CPU, don't get me wrong. But it's only a baby step better than the Q6600 clock for clock.
I was thinking they were faster than phenom II x4.
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Originally Posted by corky dorkelson View Post

I am having major bottlenecks with Q6600 @ 3.4ghz and a GTX560 (non-ti)
I can't get the GPU load up high at all, on many newer games.
On games that love cores (many games now do) you are screwed. redface.gif
775 just isn't worth investing in anymore...period. I hate to say it.

E8400>Q6600
mucho mucho
Sorry Corky..I know I sold you that Q6600..but e8400 is much mo' bettah fer gamins'. yessir.gif:
Think it's the bigger cache.
e8400=4Ghz..no problem..Higher IPC than Deneb/Thuban, too.
Good for gaming.
next there's i5 750 n stuff..
>>Stiil rememberin how much that q6600 wuz stressin mah PSU eek.gif
Look @ the SuperPi difference between e8400 and q6600 to get an indication. smile.gif
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