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i would recomend a dualcore only because the quads are still not perfected yet...its realitively new technology, and if you want quad wait for the amd's im sure they will be better than the intel quad, and probably force intel prices even farther down
 
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post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by FFEMTcJ View Post
Is this correct... a dual core 3ghz can only process 2 things at three ghz each, where a quad core 1 ghz (just for the sake of numbers and getting my point across) processes 4 things at once, even though the process speed is lower, it is still getting more work done.
Close enough.

Imagine you're using the program Folding@home, which uses an entire core if it you allow it to. It may finish a unit in 3 days for example. With a Quad core, you can run 4 different Folding@home programs. If they all recieved the same unit to work on, it could finish 4 units in the same 3 days. Similarly, a dual core would be able to complete 2 units in that 3 days.

The speed of the processor isnt much less, and you can overclock it to be just as fast as dual core processors. The Q6600 is basically 2x core 2 duo's stuck on a chip.
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I think I'm gonna go with the Q6600 and oc it a bit with some 3rd party cooling. wait till it drops to $266 of course. And no, I don't plan on blowing a HUGE wad of cash on this computer. I have a budget of hopefully around 1k. I don't plan on upgrading for some amount of time either. Concur? Nay?
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post #24 of 25
Of course, the obvious choice.

I see lots of threads like this one at different forums and 100% of the time, the vast majority votes for the Q6600, specially when it will cost only $266 in July.

A Q6600 and a Tuniq Tower 120, easy 3.0ghz. Just remember though, Quad-Core CPUs will or may run a little more hot than Dual Cores.
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the tower is so jinormous though. i can pick up an arctic cooler 7 on directron for $22. is that not a good fan/heat sink? btw, im pretty sure im gonna lap it.
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