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I would say the Q6600. You still get quad core for a lot cheaper than the QX6800. I think all the Intel Extreme Editions are a waste of money, and a bit of a gimmick to be honest (though the unlocked multipliers are pretty nice)

So, Q6600 FTW!!1!
    
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post #12 of 31
Grab a Q6600 for $266, a good cooler (for a quad I would go with an Enzotech Ultra-X) and overclock the poop out of that until you get up to QX6800 speeds.
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how long would the Q6600 last me?
I'm also going to get watercooling..I need help on selecting parts for it.
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post #14 of 31
Well....depending on how much you like to keep up with technology...it would prob last about as long as it takes Intel to get Nahalem (native quad core) out.
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I dont care about keeping up just as long as I can play games and handle applications smoothly.
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post #16 of 31
Then as someone else said you'll probably be set for a couple years depending on how games and applications progress and utilize everything you've got.

And as far as watercooling, I can't help you sorry. I'm an air cooling guy.
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Originally Posted by zalmancooled View Post
qx6850
Can you show me any place other than The Inquirer which talks about the price and performance?
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post #19 of 31
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I dont care about keeping up just as long as I can play games and handle applications smoothly.
Than an E6600 would be fine for the next couple of years.

But if you just want enhanced productivity, bang for the buck, and at least some level of future proofing, then you'll want the Q6600.

Or just get Barcelona
    
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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
Than an E6600 would be fine for the next couple of years.

But if you just want enhanced productivity, bang for the buck, and at least some level of future proofing, then you'll want the Q6600.

Or just get Barcelona
what's barcelona?
I hear of all these soon-to-be-released intel processors but I wanna see a web page containing information about them.
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