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I was wondering what you all think would be an ideal setup for a gaming computer (not exactly hardcore gaming but enough of it). Considering the 7/22 price drops, is the E6600 also scheduled to drop in price? Right now I am not really the biggest overclocker since I'm not too familiar with OC'ing my CPU. So assuming I would do minimal - moderate OC'ing on the chip, what would be the best way to go, factoring price, performance and staying power for the future.

With the system, I would be getting an 8800GTS or GTX (if the price drops by the time I build - in the Fall).
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Q6600

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E6850, $262.00 1333/3.0..

If you were serious like Modki, then maybe Q6600.
    
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Originally Posted by nuclearjock View Post
E6850, $262.00 1333/3.0..

If you were serious like Modki, then maybe Q6600.
I find that offensive. I'm never serious.
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post #6 of 20
I gotta put my money on the Q6600.

With good cooling they can overclock like mad!
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@Modki

Intensly focused??? Supremely superior?? I know,,, HARDCORE!!!!

(How many fat women did you sell yourself to???)
    
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post #8 of 20
q6600 is the best deal, and the only quad core you're considering.
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post #9 of 20
Q6600 - Overclocked to 3.0Ghz - 4 cores - 1066Mhz - L1 Cache 64kb+64kb - 4MBx2 L2 cache
E6750 - Stock clocked at 3.0Ghz - 2 cores - 1333MHz - I don't know about its cache.

The Q6600 looks good to me.
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post #10 of 20
e6750 is @ 2.66 stock, e6850 is at 3.0 stock :0
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