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post #11 of 16
I vote for the Q. Even though not too many games and applications use it now, it is hardier than the E8400 and, as time goes on, more and more things will be coded for quads. It is silly to buy anything PC related by what you need now. Things move so fast, that you will need it soon enough. Speed isn't everything and a quad is more "future proof" than any dual core. I would gladly trade 200-300mhz for 2 more cores. Also, they are a beast to fold with.
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post #12 of 16
Another vote to Q6600 especially if you plan to keep the cpu for awhile.
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well i'm sure i'll use this new processor for quite a while and considering that a Q6600 is $30 more and i do lotsa folding,i announce that we have a winner:
TEH Q6600 FTW!
thank you for all of your inputs,reps dished out.
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I would wait a month. The word on the interwebz is that the Q6700 (basically the Q6600 but with 10x multi) will be ~$250 (in the states) by the end of april.
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I would wait a month. The word on the interwebz is that the Q6700 (basically the Q6600 but with 10x multi) will be ~$250 (in the states) by the end of april.
There are many other factors that go into the pricing of CPU's in other countries that i doubt it will have much effect on prices there. Even if it does, I would expect it to take some time to filter through.
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Yes, the Q6700 will be dropping in price here soon, but it's not likely that it will in Argentina.
    
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