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without OC'ing, what is the better buy?? E8400, or Q6600
i say go for the 8400 but thats just my preference look into the spec sheets for a hard answer.
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thats the smartest thing i've heard in regards to the age old question of "should i get a quad?"
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without OC'ing, what is the better buy?? E8400, or Q6600
Without overclocking, I'd still go with a E8400. (Based on your needs)
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That is a matter of perspective.
True. I'll concede that, however based on my buying habits, I still stick by my original assertion that many/most here will upgrade before their systems truly become obsolete. When the C2D came out, everyone wanted one. Once they had a C2D, everyone wanted a quad. Once the quads became common, many said they wanted Penryns. Now that they're available, people are dying to buy Nehalem. Despite all the above progression, the C2D's are still capable of running most games, and certainly are far from being "obsolete." If you upgrade less than once ever 2 or 3 years, you're probably ok.
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I plan on keeping mine until it crokes. Saving money for another build. It is nice to have at least one computer up and running while in the process of building another. Most likely will go Intel next time around.
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