Originally Posted by NintendoSensei
For me this has dampened my need for a Q6600, the E6850 can hold it's own against it and probably a highly overclocked E6750.
Yeah, the E6850 can hold its own against the Q6600 by a small margin in gaming, but that's because of the higher clock speed. Think about what happens when you overclock the Q6600 to 3.0ghz (or higher!)? In reality, the benefits that the Q6600 has over the E6850 are ones that the E6850 could never "make up" against the Q6600. The choice is obvious as far as where I'm standing: The Q6600 will make an awesome chip for my current upgrade, which will end up being an AWESOME guest computer when X38 and Intel's 45nm chips come out and are mature enough to play ball with.