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OK I know this question have been addressed somewhere or in similar fashion in other topics. But I wanted to have a go at you guys to hear a bit more

I am building a new rig, case is picked cpu cooler picked. I just purchased an Asus P5N32-E Sli plus board. I am now debating either of picking an E6850 or Q6600 cpu.

I do lots of gaming, sim racing multitasking activities, web design, graphs, even server type of duties. I like to pass VHS to DVDs and I am planning of having a powerhouse to last several years to come. I will do some minor overclocking since I am not seeking top speeds.... yet.

SO go for the new E Core 2 6850 or going quad once for all thinking in future sailing?

What would be the smarter choice?

Ill be glad with your expertise inputs.
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post #2 of 6
I would go for the Core 2 6850.I think it would be good for you since your a gamer,The quad core is to expensive right now wait a few weeks until the price drops if you really want Quad core
 
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post #3 of 6
IMHO I think the best choice for you is to go Quad-core and get the Q6600 and overclock that. Price drops are coming really soon (next week).
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yeah, price drops are July 22, 2007.
    
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post #5 of 6
Go with Q6600. Price drops in just under a week.
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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Correct I know, my bday is that day 22 !! so I am getting that for myself... expecting to make the purchase after it.

thanks for your inputs Ill keep you updated once is done
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 (g0) @ 3.4 Ghz 1.38 volts P5N32-E SLI Plus 2xeVGA 8800GT Superclocked SLI 4gb 4x1GB Ballistix Tracers PC2-8500 Dual Channel 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB / 1T Sony/NEC Optiarc 7170A Sata Windows 7 Ultimate 64b Samsung Syncmaster P2770HD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft NaturalE 4000 PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad SLI Lian Li PC-A60C Limited Edition Logitech G9 
Mouse Pad
Why? 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB / 1T Sony/NEC Optiarc 7170A Sata Windows 7 Ultimate 64b Samsung Syncmaster P2770HD 
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