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Hey guys im just wondering which is best to get, atm i use my computer mainly for gaming, creating the odd dvd or two Im just wondering which cpu is better value and is easier to OC on air, in particular on a scythe samurai shifting about 50CFPM.

Im also wondering how futureproof do you guys reckon these new 45nm cpus are, because im building a new computer thats setting me back oh about $2000....so im kinda hoping i wont have to repeat this process in a year or two...I mean cpus now talking 4ghz on an OC, 6MB of cache...how much further can these cpu's come before thats it, they cannot be upgraded further?

im also using an 8800gts 512mb G92, so how long can i expect to use this beast for?

Many thanks all for your input, all is welcome!
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Originally Posted by mlb07uk View Post
Hey guys im just wondering which is best to get, atm i use my computer mainly for gaming, creating the odd dvd or two Im just wondering which cpu is better value and is easier to OC on air, in particular on a scythe samurai shifting about 50CFPM.

Im also wondering how futureproof do you guys reckon these new 45nm cpus are, because im building a new computer thats setting me back oh about $2000....so im kinda hoping i wont have to repeat this process in a year or two...I mean cpus now talking 4ghz on an OC, 6MB of cache...how much further can these cpu's come before thats it, they cannot be upgraded further?

im also using an 8800gts 512mb G92, so how long can i expect to use this beast for?

Many thanks all for your input, all is welcome!
Futureproof=Q6600
Fastest in games (overclocked)=E8400
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I would get the quad, but that is just me.
    
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I went with the quad. It is much more futureproof.
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hmm i see, thing with the quad is its 1066mhz FSb, 4mb cache and about 60 dollars more expensive
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Futureproof=Q6600
Fastest in games (overclocked)=E8400
I'm tired of hearing all this quad futureproof BS. Think about it, by the time Quad threading is mainstream, the Q6600 will be a turd, and even if they aren't they will be much cheaper by the time that they will be supported mainstream. Until then buy a fast dual core unless you do a lot of encoding/folding/benching and get a quad when they can be used more than 20% of the time. Just my 2 cents.
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Originally Posted by mlb07uk View Post
hmm i see, thing with the quad is its 1066mhz FSb, 4mb cache and about 60 dollars more expensive
the Q6600 has 8mb of cache They OC fairly well and most games are limited by the GPU before they get limited by the CPU...
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I'm tired of hearing all this quad futureproof BS. Think about it, by the time Quad threading is mainstream, the Q6600 will be a turd, and even if they aren't they will be much cheaper by the time that they will be supported mainstream. Until then buy a fast dual core unless you do a lot of encoding/folding/benching and get a quad when they can be used more than %20 of the time. Just my 2 cents.
I used to have a Q6600, and the only time I would recommend it to anyone is if they video encode or play only Crysis.

I got this E4600 for $67 shipped on ebay, and away went the quad until Nehalem or later. Most of my upgrades will be GPU until then.
post #9 of 17
I would get the quad, or wait for the lower priced 45nm quad. As far as future proof, lol, seems like just yesterday I paid 2 g's for a top-of-the-line future proof P2 setup.

It came with dune2000 though The spice must flow...
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post #10 of 17
well if your just going to be gaming and general use, get the e8400. if you plan on folding, encoding, or anything that can utilize a quad, get the Q6600. i have 6 Q6600's and just ordered another, these chips are amazing!
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