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yea thats true deez, i dont do much encoding plus for a decent quad cough *yours* cough lol, im lookin at least extra 200 dollars, which i just cant afford....oh btw im talking dollars bcos i dont think many people are from england on this site lol xD.

everything here is twice as much as in usa, so when we buy an 8800gts 512mb please understand this is hella loads, as they cost about $450 here....as apposed to 250 in usa....damn inport tax.
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Originally Posted by gibsonnova74 View Post
well if your just going to be gaming and general use, get the e8400. if you plan on folding, decoding, or anything that can utilize a quad, get the Q6600. i have 6 Q6600's and just ordered another, these chips are amazing!
No doubt I loved mine, but I just didn't have any good reason to keep it, especially considering the heat output when OC'ed (I was on water but went to fully passive for silence).
post #13 of 17
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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 absolutely agree 100%. We are the type of people that upgrade a lot. Like, CPU every year and a half or so. In a year and a half, quad core MAY be fully supported in a majority of Apps, but we would still upgrade to a faster quad core by then, or perhaps even Octo-Core. Get the fastest Dual Core you can afford right now, and then, when the upgrade bug bites again, for for a Quad Core, probably cheaper than the Q6600 right now, and most likely faster, too.
    
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I would wait for the lower 45nm quad. Even if you didnt wait,the quad is much more future proof. I haven't had any issues overclocking mine to 3.4. I don't do much gaming so I can speak on how it does in games but it renders my video in an 8:1 ratio of time. My old p4 3.0Ghz was a 1:2 ratio. Get the quad.
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I would wait for the lower 45nm quad. Even if you didnt wait,the quad is much more future proof. I haven't had any issues overclocking mine to 3.4. I don't do much gaming so I can speak on how it does in games but it renders my video in an 8:1 ratio of time. My old p4 3.0Ghz was a 1:2 ratio. Get the quad.
im complete opposite to u, i do **** loads gaming, something around 3 hours a night on counter strike alone lol . dont sound too bar but i work full time too haha
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so guys we all agree the e8400 best for gaming, q6600 better for encoding and probably more futureproof...any heads up on the 8800gts 512mb as apposed to realistic lifetime before upgrade needed?
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My E8400 @ 4.2 GHz gets better FPS in most games compared to my 3.6 GHz Q6600.

My Q6600 @ 3.6 GHz scores about 500 more in 3DMark06 compared to my E8400 @ 3.2 GHz.

For everyday use, I tend to spend more time on the E8400 rig. It's personal preference.

As far as the "futureproof" argument goes, I usually upgrade my CPU's at least once or twice a year, so to me it's all a moot point. Yeah, in a year or so there will be more apps and games that will utilize all 4 cores, but chances are that by the time that happens, the Q6600 will already be considered outdated.
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