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How much are they gonna be after the price drop? They're currently £750.
So for the past couple of weeks I've been selecting parts as I'm building a new rig, just ask if you wanna know what parts I chose.
So anyway am I gonna need a quad core? Not much stuff utilizes all four cores do they? So I'm thinking it might be a waste of money, help me out here..
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Truly, I think quads are pointless as of yet. But if you want pretty much the best future-proofing there is, then go for it.
'bout time.
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Technically you're nott supposed to be able to buy them.

So don't sweat it.
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How long do you think it would last me? I mean when would I NEED to replace it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by saxahonker View Post
Technically you're nott supposed to be able to buy them.

So don't sweat it.
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post #6 of 31
Chances are, by the time quad cores are fully utilized, there will be a better quad core out, so I think it's a waste.
    
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How long do you think it would last me? I mean when would I NEED to replace it.
Quite awhile, I mean we don't even have hardly any programs that can take advantage of all four cores...so I'll go out on a limb and say at least two years. But I could be wrong. Technology sometimes jumps ahead very fast.
'bout time.
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post #8 of 31
The QX6800 was produced in limited quantities and was supposed to only be shipped to OEM's. However I think you may be able to find one on Zipzoomfly...yeah here it is
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode=10005525
On back order. I doubt they will be getting anymore.
It was supposed to be OEMs only, so I doubt availability will be good anytime soon...except maybe on eBay.
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post #9 of 31
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so what processor should I get after july 22nd?
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post #10 of 31
A conroe? This seems pretty self-explanatory. Wait and see what amd does or get a high-end conroe.
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