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So i am looking to get a new cpu..

I was looking to possibly getting the Intel Core(tm) 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4GHz)

Or

the

AMD® Boxed Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+


Please let me know which one i should pick... the amd looks good to me, but so does the quad core

I am going to be doing mostly gamming and Rendering stuffs like that.
    
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post #2 of 26
quad core by far, AMD has yet to catch up to anything C2D and higher.
   
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post #3 of 26
i would say the quad core
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post #4 of 26
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Anyone know how far of a OC i can do on the Quad core?
    
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post #5 of 26
Q6600. Was in In Q3, June or July 22nd, some date between there, the Q6600 will price drop down to $266.
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post #7 of 26
Just a warning quads tend to heat up alot more than duals.
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post #8 of 26
If you are going to overclock, the X2 6000+ is already a few mhz from it's top speed so it's a very very poor overclocker. This cpu is equal to the E6600 at stock.

What's wrong with your E6300? Your E6300 at 3.0Ghz would be just as fast as an AMD X2 at 3.6Ghz, a speed the X2 6000+ would never see. Quad-core isn't really useful yet, unless you do all sorts of encoding and stuff.
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post #9 of 26
Exactly what Andy said. Why do you need a Quad?
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post #10 of 26
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Like how hot? im running watercooling so i dont think it will be that bad...

Why not go with the amd? stock speed is 3.0ghz...
    
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