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Poll Results: Which One?

 
  • 59% (16)
    E6600 and 8800GTS 640
  • 33% (9)
    Q6600 and 8800GTS 320
  • 7% (2)
    Other (within the same budget limits)
27 Total Votes  
post #11 of 21
I would go for the C2D E6600 and a 8800GTS 640 because I think future games are becoming more demanding on the Video card and not the CPU. So get a good video card. Also if you plan on running a monitor in a high resolution then definitely plan on getting the 640MB version of the card.
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post #12 of 21
For gaming, is quad really going to be needed right. I would say the better video card would be the better way to go.
post #13 of 21
Won't the gtx drop in price pretty soon?
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post #14 of 21
you should be able to get the Q6600 and the 640 8800 for like $650-$700 thats not to bad probably less
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post #15 of 21
$300 + $350 = $650. I think those would be close newegg estimates after July 22nd. Only thing is, it might be hard to find a Q6600 at price drops because everyone is going to want one.
post #16 of 21
When will people be making real use of the quad-core procs? I mean, I thought people were still working on using the dual-core.
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post #17 of 21
could i recommend considering the Radeon 2900 without being called a fanboy? with the new drivers it is outperforming the 8800 GTX in some instances, and it's priced with the 8800 GTS 640s.

personally, i'm waiting for the 2950 XTX to come out before i buy a new video card. i have a good feeling about it.
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post #18 of 21
Booooo!!!
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post #19 of 21
Definitely e6600 and 8800 640mb. For the e6600 and q6600 there will be very little in difference for gaming (Not video editing mind you, huge difference) and the 8800 640 is much better than the 320 version although buy after the price cuts as after that all intel proccessors will decrease by a lot (The Q6600 will be hard to get though)
    
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post #20 of 21
Before I cast my vote.................how big will the big screen tv be?

Then I'd vote.

And BTW, I wouldn't call Home-Theater a 22" LCD monitor, 48" minimum.
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