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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
Kind of sad that I bought this processor like 7 months ago and its going to be 1/3 what I paid already.
Apparently the QX6700 will be discontinued in November, and all Exx00 series CPU's around that time too.

Intel is getting rid of the 266mhz FSB and bringing out the 333mhz FSB.
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post #12 of 57
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Apparently the QX6700 will be discontinued in November, and all Exx00 series CPU's around that time too.

Intel is getting rid of the 266mhz FSB and bringing out the 333mhz FSB.
Let's hope they lower their price a lot before they do. I'm considering picking up an E6750 or E6600 depending on the latter's price come 7/22.
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I don't want to sound like a noob cake, but are the prices coming down for the E6420 too?
    
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Yes noob cake, they are

Anyways I'll be grabbing a Q6600, Dual-Core is so last week
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Bleh. dual-core for life!

I think quad will still be too expensive for me. Gonna get a E6420.

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post #16 of 57
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I don't want to sound like a noob cake, but are the prices coming down for the E6420 too?
Probably, they will be discontinued around November though.
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post #17 of 57
I just grabbed a quad core now from Tiger Direct.
Q6600 and an XFX 680i board for $500
Selling the board new and the E6600 for way more than I would be able to after July 22nd.

If you've got the cash go for it!
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Hmm that means I'll be selling my E6300. And I never even pushed it past 520FSB because my ram... I bet this chip could be epic with the right memory. 3.5Ghz @ 1.375v

Heh I could always get some cheap hardware and have a nice second machine.
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post #19 of 57
I remember reading in another forum (apologies to cogno.... for no reference) that the E6850's have a G0 stepping which is allowing (ala Victor Wang) ~3.4 - 3.6 ghz at stock volatge. When you compare this to the cooling headaches the quads cause, $266 might not be a bad expenditure to tide one over until we know more about Penryn..

I guess I'm really surprised at the perceived need for 4 cores at the moment (save video stuff), particularily with their current cooling requirements and up front $$$.

For me, a few xtra points on '06 just doesn't justify the $$$.

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G0 link:here
    
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Man, Q6600!

I cant wait to get one of those, and some HZ (4gb of ram) from G.Skill.

Hopefully the Maze5 CPU block (for quad core) will be out by then and I can really put the hurt on the processor. At 266 bucks, I dont even have to worry about lapping my chip. Although I dont WANT to kill it, I feel a lot less weary about killing a 266 dollar chip and a 500 dollar chip.

Lapped Q6600 + Lapped TDX (or Maze5) = Teh Win!

Add on 4GB of DDR2 @ a major OC (going to have to keep the multi as high as possible because of the 975 FSB limit) and I will be a happy camper. =)


These are G0 stepping QuadCores, right? That means 95-100W TDP!
    
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