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post #1 of 13
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When are the next price drops? I know they've been announced as I saw them in another thread, but can someone link me to the thread as I can't seem to find it.
post #2 of 13
Here you go.

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...price-cut.html
post #3 of 13
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thanks bro. rep +
post #4 of 13
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also, what would be the advantage to getting the Q6700 over the Q6600 besides, obviously, the clock speed, if any?
post #5 of 13
The Q6600 imo is the best price to performance ratio. Save the money on the Q6700 by buying the Q6600 and invest in another part of your system, such as the video card
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I believe the Q6600 has a lower multiplier than its bigger brother, the Q6700. The Q6600 is 9x, while the 6700 has the 10x multiplier. The prices are very comparable now between the two. They overclock similarly, with respect to highest reachable speed. Id personally go with the Q6600 over the 6700. Price/performance is higher.
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how high do you think I could get a Q6600 G0 on my AF7?
post #8 of 13
It does not play nicely with your mobo. I would guess 3.0, maybe. My friend couldn't get past 2.8.
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post #9 of 13
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hmm...is it just the Q6600, or quads in general?
post #10 of 13
quads in general don't OC well on the P5N-E, mostly due to the 3 phase power. the board just can't put out enough juice to keep the chip going at high speeds, no matter how high you push the vcore. There's only 3 reported cases of q6600's reaching 3GHz or higher over in the p5n-e thread (stickied in the motherboard section).
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