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Im in the same boat as you man. Though like someone posted, I'd rather go for the 6750 and then get a penryn later. Right now Im leaning toward the Q6600 since I cant afford upgrades every new release.
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Personally, I'd just get the cheapest E6X50 (thus the E6550) and overclock it , and hang on with it untill you both upgrade the MoBO (P38) and CPU (Penryn)
    
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Well I made the final payment and purchased the Q6600. I may end up getting another mobo soon but after reading all the positive reviews here and on newegg I'm prety sure I'll be a happy camper. Thanks for everyone's input!
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Enjoy! Nobody's advice here was bad, right, wrong. It's all up to you in the end.
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That's true. I personally am holding off on the Quad experience until Penryn.
    
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I really... really want a Yorkfield processor. I mean, literally, I'm wasting money going with a Q6600 now but I guess I need the extra horsepower.

When Yorkfield hits, I'm right there with you, Chozart. e___e; It's going to be insane.
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Main reason I don't upgrade... lack of $$$

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post #28 of 31
Your rig destroys my own. Lol. I still haven't even gotten an 8800. But, I guess different purposes.

To be totally honest, and I think everyone knows this, an E6600 @ 3.2Ghz + Is more than enough to do just about anything these days. The rest is just extra.

Once you've got a 3.2Ghz Dual Core CPU + an 8800 card... I mean.. what can't you do relatively easy?

And, someone mentioned in this same thread... by the time Quad Cores "future proofing" has kicked in... Penryn's here and everyone's sad because they just invested in Q6600's.

Dangerous hobby.
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post #29 of 31
With that last post I completely agree.

I am happy as a clam with an E6600 and an 8800GTS 640MB, but..... still there is this itch... an open PCI-E x 16 slot, the possibility to get a Quad.... etc. etc.

I guess I am lucky I'll have to take this rig down for now (RMA mobo, and 2 kits of 2GB RAM).... that'll help me resist the urge
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
With that last post I completely agree.

I am happy as a clam with an E6600 and an 8800GTS 640MB, but..... still there is this itch... an open PCI-E x 16 slot, the possibility to get a Quad.... etc. etc.

I guess I am lucky I'll have to take this rig down for now (RMA mobo, and 2 kits of 2GB RAM).... that'll help me resist the urge
It's a good thing! When the G0 Hype-Machine runs out of gas, everyone'll be waiting to catch the next one and those who waited will probably have the cash to be on the best Hype-machine to come:

the NEW cpus. I mean, it's not like Q6600's JUST came out. They're just cheap enough now to be affordable to the masses.

Penryn is for the win-win!
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