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Is the Q6600 the best cpu to get under say $300 ?

Like the title says?

Or is there a better cpu out there for around that mark.
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Its the best
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The E6850 is good too, considering nothing takes advantage of quad core architecture yet and they will more than likely improve the quad core design. Plus the cache is split up more on a quad core and you have to add more RAM to get the most out of all 4 cores.
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Originally Posted by Hitman Smurf View Post
The E8400 is good too, considering nothing takes advantage of quad core architecture yet and they will more than likely improve the quad core design. Plus the cache is split up more on a quad core and you have to add more RAM to get the most out of all 4 cores.
Fixed.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hitman Smurf View Post
The E6850 is good too, considering nothing takes advantage of quad core architecture yet and they will more than likely improve the quad core design. Plus the cache is split up more on a quad core and you have to add more RAM to get the most out of all 4 cores.

How much is more ram(not $$, but like how much should you have for a quad?) Like a gig per core ?
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for the price i paid for mines at micro center u bet ur as5 it is.
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I prefer the E8XXX Series

E8200 - 2.66Ghz, 8 Multiplier, 6MB Cache
E8400 - 3.00Ghz, 9 Multiplier, 6MB Cache
E8500 - 3.15GHz, 9.5 Multiplier, 6MB Cache

The E8400/E8500 Easily hitting 4Ghz on air

The E8200 Can reach 3.6-3.8GHz on air also

I'm preferring the dual core market at the moment

No many programs use Quad Core, and by the time the majority of them do, i'll be getting a Revision 2 45NM Quad [So a update of the existing quads that are out now]

But if you Fold/Crysis/Benchmark, get the Q6600 with a nice aftermarket cooler
    
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post #8 of 30
I don't wanna get to technical but you should have at least 2 gb per core (on vist anyway) so thats 4gb if you run duo 8gb if you run quad. Besides, the quad isn't a true quad anyway...it's just two duo's slapped together on the same core.
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Besides, the quad isn't a true quad anyway...it's just two duo's slapped together on the same core.
Like it matters, it goes like the clappers
    
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post #10 of 30
I vote E8400
-45nm
-consumes less power
-overclocks like a beast
-very little difference in performance for most applications vs the Q6600
-costs a little less than the Q6600
    
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