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What to Choose? Q6600 or 9800GX2

Poll Results: Which Upgrade?

 
  • 15% (3)
    Q6600
  • 50% (10)
    9800GX2 0r 9800GTX. Which ever is better.
  • 35% (7)
    Upgrade CPU, but wait for the newer quads to be released.
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post #1 of 12
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So I am about to upgrade something. But I'm not really sure which to upgrade. I was thinking of either getting a Q6600 or 9800GX2 (Step-up).

I have some questions tho.

Should I wait for the newer quads to come out or just go with the Q6600?

Which is better the 9800GX2 or 9800GTX?

I am playing on a 32in Sammy LCD TV, resolution of 1360x768.

Thanks for all the help in advance guys!
    
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post #2 of 12
Since your cpu is already at 3.6ghz and you don't game at very high res, you don't need to upgrade at all.

Edit: If you must waste some of your money, just buy another 8800gts and sli it with the one you already have.
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post #3 of 12
Get The 9800gx2!!!
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Get the 9800GX2, you really don't need to upgrade your CPU
 
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post #5 of 12
E6600 at 3.6 and a G92 8800GTS. I would save for now or at least wait 2 week or so to see how they work under updated drivers.
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Originally Posted by Mun1688 View Post
So I am about to upgrade something. But I'm not really sure which to upgrade. I was thinking of either getting a Q6600 or 9800GX2 (Step-up).

I have some questions tho.

Should I wait for the newer quads to come out or just go with the Q6600?

Which is better the 9800GX2 or 9800GTX?

I am playing on a 32in Sammy LCD TV, resolution of 1360x768.

Thanks for all the help in advance guys!
Dude, totally the same boat i was just in !!!

Over the last few weeks i have been thinking about this hard.. either 1)step-up my gt to the gx2 (which i really wanted to do).

In the end, i could not justify the purchase, and i game on 1920 x 1200.. So i just upgraded to the Q6600 and the same card you have g92 gts 512..

I think i made the right decision, i really do not want to take the risk that this card is just going to become an afterthought...

I would say get the Q6600 now, and see how you like it.. thats what im doing.. and then by the time you feel that out.. maybe the 9800gtx will be out.. and you can weigh that option too.

At 599.00 the gx2 just makes me cringe, not that i do not have the cash, i just like the make intelligent informed decisions that are best for my computer, plus the drivers are not totally mature. !! Not whats best for people to ask me all about my GX2 and make my sig look purdy, and jesus 599 you can get another gts and the q6600 and sli for the price of the single GX2, and i believe the sli g92's are showing better results right now... not sure if your board is SLi or not, but even at that 600 dollar price point, you could get a new mobo, q6600, AND another gts for the price of that thing....

Hope that helps !
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post #7 of 12
Wait.... Theres a new socket coming around the corner, theres new 45nm quads coming, drivers for the 9800's are still irky.....


just wait it out
    
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post #8 of 12
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The thing I was going to do was to sell my E6600 on eBay for around $150 then paying an extra $70 to upgrade to a Q6600. I dunno i might do what you did psik .

And I will probably wait a couple of weeks to see how the drivers are for the new cards kingdom.
    
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post #9 of 12
Your CPU is good enough man get the 9800
 
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post #10 of 12
I would get the Q6600 (if anything). Even though the TV is larger, the resolution isn't that much. I think the new CPU's aren't that much better and the new 9 series cards are not worth the money.




edit: I think a Q6600 and another GTS would be a nice upgrade. It should keep you happy for a few months.


edit2: Also, I would love to see the reasoning from all the people that voted for the 9800's besides the fact that it is new.
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