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So I'm contemplating just ordering my planned E6600 next week and build my system, but I've been thinking about holding out till July 22nd. I know the price is supposed to come to like $266 for the Q6600, but what does that actually translate into? does that mean the Egg will have it for $266 on July 22, or will it take a while to kick in? Will the price be $266, or actually cheaper (as they usually sell below MSRP) I'm just trying to convince myself that waiting will be the best way to go, can anyone help me out? I've never been so attentive to a scheduled price drop, so I don't know exactly how it will work out. Thanks!
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on july 22nd at midnight, the price will go down to 266$. We saw it happen for the E6600. It will go cheaper and cheaper by the week. LIke if you look at the E6600, it was 266$ on april 22nd, now it's around what, 235$?

It Will be the best way to go, since your system can hold out 2 more months. ALSO KEEP IN MIND, that the LOWER processors will ALSO go down. Look at this table bellow:
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Great, so in that table it has the E6850 priced the same as the Q6600. Will the Quad core be better suited for gaming still?
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post #4 of 12
I'm holding off for the Q6600 because I know if I purchase an E6600 right now I'll regret it once the price-drops are in effect.
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Well, right now there's really not "incentive" gaming wise for Quad core, but in the near future (jan 2008 maybe) they'll start dishing out Quad friendly games like they're doing for dual cores right now. Of course, there IS an advantage to going quad for gaming, but between you and me, for twice the price, it sucks popsicle. Look HERE.
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post #6 of 12
i too am holding out for the q6600, but i will probably hold out until late august.
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I can't decide which to get; Q6600, E6850, or E6600
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Currently quad-core processors offer no real benefits over dual-core processors in games. They do excel however in powerful video editing and graphics design applications.
See .. now this is whats been on my mind the past month .. I am getting ready to build a new one myself during the summer. You cant help but jump on the new Q6600 price once it hits .. however, I am looking at mostly gaming (Crysis mainly + lots of older stuff I missed because I couldnt run it) .. so now, what to do ? It will make no difference in performance & will run hotter and therefore harder to keep cool.

The E6600 and even the E6420 are good choices and great overclockers from seeing results posted here (which the quad is not as good at oc'ing from whats been posted .. it gets just to damn hot).

What to do ?

EDIT .. also this :

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The Core 2 Quad Q6600 is yet another impressive Intel processor and the first to be launched in 2007. Nevertheless, quad-core technology is still ahead of its time, and it will take some time before this technology delivers the kind of performance-per-watt that the Core 2 Duo does.
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The E6600 delivers the same performance in games and many other Windows-based applications. Furthermore, the E6600 uses half as much power and will most certainly overclock better. Therefore we feel that for 90% of today’s tasks, the dual-core E6600 is a better processor when compared to the Q6600. No doubt this kind of scenario will change over time, but for now and many months to come, the majority of consumers will be better off with a Core 2 Duo processor.
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See .. now this is whats been on my mind the past month .. I am getting ready to build a new one myself during the summer. You cant help but jump on the new Q6600 price once it hits .. however, I am looking at mostly gaming (Crysis mainly + lots of older stuff I missed because I couldnt run it) .. so now, what to do ? It will make no difference in performance & will run hotter and therefore harder to keep cool.

E6600, E6850, or even the E6420 .. all good choices, and great overclockers (which the quad is not as good from what Ive seen posted).

What to do ?

What I've decided to do is to future proof my system. Yes, any current game will not really be optimized with the Quad core (actually run slower then a dual core because of the clock) but we're already seeing games coming out soon (Read: Crysis and Alan Wake) that are absolutely optimized for 4 cores. In fact, some of the settings wont even be an option with dual cores. The only CPU-intensive thing I'll be doing on this rig is gaming, and I don't think there's really a game currently thats going to be severely more bottlenecked by a Q6600 than an E6600 after OC. And all of the older games you and I both hope to keep playing will easily run on a quad just as easily as a C2D (I mean, a 3Ghz clock wasn't even achievable when many of them were created). As well, in the next year or so we'll see games that are much more heavily based on quad cores, making them obviously more superior then dual core. Thats my take.
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is the x6800 going to drop in price?
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