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should i go with the e6600 ($220)now or wait for the next price cuts by intel and go with the quad core 6600 ($266)? i am leaning towards waiting it out, its only 2 months and my 4400 x2 is running fine right now.

also, is the asus p5n32 mobo the best bet for the Q6600?
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post #2 of 8
You already have dual core, unless you are coding you won't see any real performance in CPU usage.

Honestly i would wait it out, even when the quad 6600 price drops happen there wil be no reason why you should upgrade then. But the price is secy

Wait it out!
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I would wait, it's just one month And actually the best MB is striker extreme...but unless you don't have that much money the P5N32 is the best choice.
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post #4 of 8
If you are going to wait, why not wait for the Penryn 45nm instead?
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post #5 of 8
What you're doing on your computer is not my concern, but if you are going to get the Q6600 either way, I would wait for the price drop.
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the striker extreme mobo is nice but im not likin the price tag. when are the new penryn procs comin out? and are the specs and prices available for those?
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post #7 of 8
The Q6600 at $266 will realy be hard to beat if money is any concern at all. I also would recomend the P5B Deluxe for this CPU. The striker extreme is a great board, but it has been shown that the quad cores do not always OC as well as other CPUs on some motherboards.

I can tell you I have 5 Q6600s, 5 P5B Deluxes and 1 Abit QuadGT.

One of the P5B Deluxes I got as an openbox OEM from newegg for $119 (purchased it because I destroyed one retail while learning how to set up phase correctly) and it work just as well as the other retails. If you are going to go with a Q6600, dont just look for the best OCing motherboard, look for one that OCs well with the Quad CPUs.

There may be better out there, but the P5B Deluxes had been a great choice for me.
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by Acoma_Andy View Post
If you are going to wait, why not wait for the Penryn 45nm instead?
Same.

Though Q6600 ish nice for meee. I accomplished my goal. I'd say if you actually have a use for Quad-Core, go for the wait. If not, no reason to do so.
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