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post #1 of 22
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Ok, here's the deal. I broke my Palit 8800GT a couple of months ago, and the store couldn't get it replaced, so they gave me a 255 dollar store credit with free 2 day shipping on whatever I want to buy. So what should I buy? Should I buy an e8400, a q6600, or an 8800GT. I was originally planning to sli a couple of gt's but now I don't really know. The store is xpcgear.com
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post #2 of 22
I would go for Q6600.
post #3 of 22
Are you more of a gamer, or a folder? What's your monitors resolution?

I'd say your decision should be between the Q6600 and 8800GT.
    
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My monitor is 1680x1050, and i'm a gamer. My BFG 8800GT broke on its own a couple of days ago, so it's in RMA now, I don't know how long their RMA takes, so if I get a processor, I won't be able to game for a while. I'll be buying a new processor this summer if I don't do it now.
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post #5 of 22
Is the GT for SLi or just to replace ur broken one. If it for SLi then go for Q6600. You can allways sell ur CPU and with the money u get + extra u get the other 8800GT.
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post #6 of 22
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I will either have two sli gt's and an e4300 by the time this RMA is over, or a q6600 and a single gt. Also, i'll be getting the sonic palit version if I get one, and that overclocks to like 750 core and 1930 mem.
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post #7 of 22
Go q6600, you won't regret it. I love my quad.
post #8 of 22
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In the summer, I could get a quad, and then stick it in with my GT's, which makes more sense, so i'll get a quad and gt's, but don't the e8400's at 4.0Ghz run faster? I know that it's possible to get the e8400 to 4ghz on air on my board, because I have a link to a thread where a guy did it. I still could just stick with my original plan and get sli'd 8800s, then a processor in the summer.
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post #9 of 22
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Eh, I think i'm going to go with the 8800, and then buy the processor in the summer. The prices on the processors should go down by then. Should I get the 1024mb or 512mb? I have that option also. If I go with the 512, I have 35 bucks left over to get something else, and I don't know what I would get.
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post #10 of 22
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I could get the 8800GT and a tv tuner, or webcam, or headset. I'd probably go for the webcam.
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