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post #1 of 16
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i want more perfomance for my system and right now amd won't give me that so i'm switching to intel.
i plan on buying an Abit IP35 Pro,i read reviews and seems like a great board/awesome overclocker.
well,now back into the topic:
i would do one out of these two things,
1)get a Q6600 and OC to 3/3.5Ghz.
2)get some dual core(E8400 is not an option,really expensive here) and overclock the CRAP outta it(max OC possible) so it needs to be able to clock higher than my 3Ghz X2.
Need some reccomendations from advanced intel users,thanks in advance.

EDIT: so far
Q6600 - 5
Rest of dual cores - 2
Q6600 wins.
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post #2 of 16
q6600 is a LOT of bang for the buck, especially with the consistent OC ability of the G0 stepping. My opinion...
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post #3 of 16
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E8400 is $300 here and Q6600 is like $330,that is a LOT of bang for the buck.
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post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by Fox_Smash View Post
i want more perfomance for my system
What applications are giving you the feeling that you need to upgrade? I don't feel you're going to receive enough of a difference to warrant the expenditure, but that ultimately comes down to what apps you're using currently.
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post #5 of 16
Q6600 gets my vote.

But keep in mind that an e8400 OCd to 4ghz might be faster in games if thats what you want.

But as soon games will start to utilize 4 cores a Q6600 should shine.
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post #6 of 16
I was under the impression that hardly any (if at all) games utilized dual cores to their maximum efficiency, let alone quad cores. It just seems to me that if you're gaming, anything more than a Dual Core is nothing but e-penis.

As far as I know, Dual cores overclock higher than quads as well. Don't quote me too much though, I've been out of the technology game since Boot, MCT, and most of my MOS school.
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post #7 of 16
oh, you might also want to consider upgrading that PSU of yours too, especially if you're looking to massively overclock a Q-core on your system. I wouldn't trust an off brand with more than 2/3rds of it's "rated" load capacity.
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post #8 of 16
I went up 20fps in Crysis going from a q6600(B3) @ 3.25 to my e8400 @ 4.0. So my vote is obviously e8400 if you're gaming q6600 for e-peen ;P.
post #9 of 16
If you need the processor for anything extensive get the q6600. Other wise get the duel core. I do video editing so I need the quad but other than that I cant justify it.
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post #10 of 16
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i do intensive gaming/folding.
the E8400 is not an option its $300 while the Q6600 is $330 and i'd rather pay $30 more and get a quad core.
@PaulTa my PSU is not crappy it's actually an EXCELLENT PSU it has dual 12v rails 45A,lotsa sata/molex cables,80% efficiency at full load,12V ver 2.2 & EPS 12V comliant,2xPCIE 6pin,full range,mobo 8 pin connector,dual 80mm fans with fancy blue led and it's ROCK SOLID.
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