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Best CPU in the 200-300$$ price range

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The title says it all, i want the most powerful CPU in that range. also OCabblitiy is good.
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post #2 of 39
q6600

and forget the e8400, NOW quads aren't optimized, in a year or so everything will be multi threaded
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Agreed q6600 FTW. Or maybe the q6700.
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post #4 of 39
e8400. Don't get the Q6600 unless you care enough about benchmarking. Nehalem is coming Q4 2008. The next quad(Bloomfield) will surely beat the Q6600.
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Q6600/q6700.
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Q6700 (G0)

The E8400 is only worth considering if you are concerned about gaming RIGHT THIS SECOND.
    
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post #7 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Q6700 (G0)

The E8400 is only worth considering if you are concerned about gaming RIGHT THIS SECOND.
longetivity is quad territory
post #8 of 39
Actually it would help if we knew what you will be doing. Are you doing something more than gaming thats CPU intensive? If so go for the quad. If your only gaming I would go with the e8400.Looks like Im the only one on the e8400 bandwagon. lol
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post #9 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
longetivity is quad territory
Exactly.

E8400 is nice considering you can get 4.0ghz, but why not pay the same price(FRYs & Microcenter) for 2 more cores? Especially considering if you don't have a lot of money and you want your PC to last a long time including myself. Even if an E8400 is better, in a year your going to be going damn why did I get a C2D now I need to upgrade again because its lagging using future apps. Mulit threaded applications is not too far away and your going to need that extra power.
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post #10 of 39
q6600/q6700 (g0) of course
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