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q6600 is it worth it for $580???

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well, with the proposed price drop of the new quads on 1/7/07 would it be worth getting this over my e6600, or should i just hold out. i mainly use my rig for pix, videos, and gaming. i know the x6800 may also be another formidable choice as well. basically im looking for the most future proof chip to buy.

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That's about right. I mean, an E6600 alone cost $312, so a 2nd E6600 would be $624........a Q6600 for $580 is a great deal IMO.

Where can we can a Q6600 for $580?
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That's about right. I mean, an E6600 alone cost $312, so a 2nd E6600 would be $624........a Q6600 for $580 is a great deal IMO.

Where can we can a Q6600 for $580?
supposedly any e-retailer once its released on jan 7th.

i cant wait!!!


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I certainly don't see any point of upgrading a perfectly fast chip for an even quicker one that isn't going to utilised fully. Are you kinda crazy?
 
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I certainly don't see any point of upgrading a perfectly fast chip for an even quicker one that isn't going to utilised fully. Are you kinda crazy?
He said he wanted "future proof", so, I'm guessing that's the point...

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I say its very worth it actually, qx6700 is 2.66ghz retails over $1200, while the q6600 retails for $580 you said? and its frequency is at 2.4ghz
    
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I certainly don't see any point of upgrading a perfectly fast chip for an even quicker one that isn't going to utilised fully. Are you kinda crazy?
Well, he's got two 8800 GTX, so a Q6600 will certainly help, specially if he overclocks all 4 cores to 3.20ghz.

Personally, I seriously doubt that I'll ever go Quad-Core anytime soon, as I have projected my next CPU upgrade will be in 2009 at the earliest or latest, but not in between, unless in a year-and-a-half from now, someone is selling a Q6600 for $200. Other than that? Not.
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