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you see thats the thing, I am not going to be upgrading to water for a very long time. I'm just gonna stick with my zalman 9500.

haha so crap im confused then.....so many different opinions
Just get the E8400, its slightly cheaper than the Quad and hell - Im running 4.0ghz on AIR COOLING OMG

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Just seems like a no-brainer to me, twice the processors for $10 more. I'm getting 3.4Ghz with my quad using a mid range cooler too.
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Q6600 hands down.
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hmmmm you really think you are going to take advantage of a quad though? Here are the reasons why I think an e8400 would suit you best.


1. limited cooling which would net you way better results for everyday use on the e8400
2. the e8400 is heads and toes faster for practical every day use ie: surfing the web, gaming ect. I run 8x525 on my e8400 @ 1.35v - talk about BANDWIDTH!
3. it's slightly cheaper
4. it overclocks better
5. You'll only notice the effects of having extra cores if you do intensive editing or benchmarking. Oddly enough an e8400 can overclock high enough to even surpass a lot of q6600's and exceed them in benchmarks.
6. Since you play games, get the e8400.
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Q6600 for future.
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I rather go with Q6600 because even if the E8400 overclocks better, it will not be 4 cores, and then you can get to 3.0GHz easily on stock, as said before.

The ~$50 dollars difference can get you a Quad core, so it is a better worth. The E8400 seems to be having some problems that I have seen on this forum. It seems to be dying out after a known voltage, so overclocking, you will have to be careful for that.

Even if you play games, the E8400 does seem better, but if in the near future, no one knows, they come out with games that need or work better with Quad core, then you are out of luck.
    
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Q6600 + Maximus Formula =
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post #28 of 39
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alright so it definitely looks like the q6600 is unanimous. but just two more questions (). say i can only get a q6600 to 3.0/3.2 ghz and can get the e8400 to 4 ghz, which is still better?

and second (sorry but i just saw this ) what about those q9450s? i know they are like 100 bucks more and are ocing limited to an 8x multi but is the extra money worth it compared to the q6600 due to the fact that they are 45nm chips?

haha ik im asking a lot of questions so i really appreciate it guys
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have a look at this article

http://www.hothardware.com/Articles/Wolfdale/

for those of you that couldn't be bothered clicking it shows that a a Oc e8500 at 4.2 is only just just ahead of a stock Q6600

i'm not sure about u guys but in Aus e8400's are about $340 while the quads are $300.

i just changed my e8500 order to a Q6600
    
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post #30 of 39
Between the two?

Q6600

On that same note I've been seeing reports on OCN that the Maximus is apparently frying Ballistix because they "Overvolt" although I've seen this on the 8500's I'm not sure about the 6400's.

I personally want a 45nm Quad or the Nehalem+The New Socket in '09
    
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