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Just don't skimp out on Blu-Ray drive speeds.. lol will suck to be writing an HD movie to a disk at 2x. I think they have 4x now.. i haven't checked
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Just don't skimp out on Blu-Ray drive speeds.. lol will suck to be writing an HD movie to a disk at 2x. I think they have 4x now.. i haven't checked
It's going to be the last component I buy. I haven't looked around much lately but I'm hoping to pick one up around xmas for $350-$400. The write speed doesnt really bother me because I'm not going to use it much for duplication, or to record programs. The big thing will be the 2x1Tb hard drives that will hold just about every piece of media I own. With that much storage, who needs to put anything on some clumsy disc anyway?
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It's going to be the last component I buy. I haven't looked around much lately but I'm hoping to pick one up around xmas for $350-$400. The write speed doesnt really bother me because I'm not going to use it much for duplication, or to record programs. The big thing will be the 2x1Tb hard drives that will hold just about every piece of media I own. With that much storage, who needs to put anything on some clumsy disc anyway?
haha Very true. Man, 2 Tbs. That's insane. Good luck with that! My hard drives would be full of free sample "movies" and "free"ware.

=P When are the quads coming down in price again? July 22nd?
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I believe they canceled those cores. Their will only be:

-Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850
-Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800
-Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700
-Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

The Q6600 will be $266 after price drop, and the Extreme's will be inbetween $800 and $500 (I'm guessing). However, if this is true, I would not mind picking up a Q6300 and overclock it to 2.4GHz.

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The main problem with the Q6600 is it really needs water cooling do OC at all. The hassle brought about by this I think puts it in a different category than the cheap dual cores that still offer great performance. I think after the next refresh we'll finally see mainstream quadcores.
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post #16 of 16
They're always predicting CPUs and they can because if a Q6300 or whatever comes out, they'll most likely be that same clock speed.

And this isn't industrial news.. its a picture of SiSandra comparing different quad cores..
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