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With the Intel price drops in July there will be a release of new C2Ds. If someone would get a E6600 now would he be foolish or would the E6600 be good to last him a year or so? I just am really lost and confused and cooless on what to do...
post #2 of 15
If there is really going to be new cpus and a price drop in a month then you'd be foolish to not wait imo. If we were talking 6 months then waiting is a bit more of an issue, but a month is like no time at all in computer land.
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The e6600 will last you more than a year from now. Most games now depend more on the GPU and RAM than CPU. I'd personally wait as your rig is just fine for another couple months.
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Well i'm planning on selling this rig and trying to get the most money out of it. I was thinking that if these price drops come, will the value of my computer go down?
post #5 of 15
Heres what I would do. Setup a nice quad core ready rig and just get a 50 dollar celeron for now. Its better than having no rig for a while but when quad comes aroudn its not like you dropped 150 dollars into a CPU that you're going to resell.
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post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by Kopi View Post
Heres what I would do. Setup a nice quad core ready rig and just get a 50 dollar celeron for now. Its better than having no rig for a while but when quad comes aroudn its not like you dropped 150 dollars into a CPU that you're going to resell.
Good idea IMO.
post #7 of 15
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Yea i guess. Celeron with a 8800 GTX... *****!!!

something like this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116040
post #8 of 15
haha sounds funny now but its just to hold you off...enjoy a little overclocking adventure with it
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post #9 of 15
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O the last day I have with that processor. I'm going for 4.0 ghz... lol
post #10 of 15
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130081

would that be a good quad core board?
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