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Poll Results: q6600 or e6600

 
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    e6600
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post #11 of 38
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how hot do the q6600 run
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post #12 of 38
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
And when Crysis and Alan Wake arrive you'll be sure that you'll have a CPU that will punish those games/
This comment would be whole heartedly agreed with but as we can all see from his rig that he has a DX10 card or is getting one. Now just a little reminder that DX10 is put together with much less ductape than DX9 was and so is declared to use much less processing power for the graphics engine moving more of it on over to the GPU while optimizing it far greater than DX9 at the same time making for a similar FPS count in DX10 (assuming so).

As for processors, definitely get the Q6600, I have seen people with good steppings OC to around 3GHz with no temp change from stock, you might want to get an after-market cooler though, not because of temps but, because the I hear the stock sounds like a vacuum. Assuming you can get your Q6600 to 3GHz that lands a whopping .2 to .5 GHz away from average OC of the people with the e6600s but the extra two cores more than make up for it.

Also remember, this is if you're only planning on air, if you are thinking water you will mow down the competition.
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i am thinking about water but will a d tek fuzion be able to handle a quad
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post #14 of 38
definitely go quad and start folding!
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i already fold
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post #16 of 38
Quad core.


The new stepping (G0) is supposed to drop the TDP to more acceptable levels, so I hear. I believe the stepping reduces the Thermal characteristics from 130W to 95-105W (not sure which). Thats a lot of reduction in heat.

Q6600, its definitely more future-resistant.
    
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post #17 of 38
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i am thinking about water but will a d tek fuzion be able to handle a quad
Definitely, it all depends on what you want to OC to. I can almost guarantee you'll be sitting around 3.5GHz on water, if you want to go extreme you'll probably need to lap both the CPU and block which is one step below pelts and full out nitro.
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post #18 of 38
The E6600 will overclock much higher than the Q6600, however the Q6600 is much more future proof and will perform much better in the upcoming games that support quads.

I vote Quad, espically since you fold.
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post #19 of 38
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sweet a quad and a 2900xt ill be eating gts for dinner

sorry had to plz no flaming
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post #20 of 38
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i am thinking about water but will a d tek fuzion be able to handle a quad
I have a Fuzion on my X3210 (essentially a Q6400), and it does a nice job with it. It didn't hurt that it runs at 2.92 GHz at stock voltage either. I fold 24/7 with it, so it does take a fair amount of punishment. Of course you would want to pair the Fuzion up with similar quality WC components. There's no use having a nice block with a lesser pump and rad. A mid-range custom WC system will run around $250-$300. If you go high end, you could spend a fair amount more than that (some really nice rads go for well over $150).
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