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Hi Im buying new parts for my comp and i dont know what to get. This is the first time ive ever bought Intel. I cant decide on a E8400 or a Q6600. I need some opionions. I will be overclocking too. Which cpu would give more proformance in games? a E8400 oc to 4gz or a Q6600 oc to 3.5 or higher. Cooling isnt a problum because I have Watercooling. Also im thinking about buying this board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188026
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You'll probably be happy with either. It's a long drawn out debate but I don't think you will be unhappy either way.
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E8400 will give you more performance.

But i recommend the Q6600. The FPS difference will be minimal. And 4 cores are better than two for things other than gaming
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Yea the quad is a great multitasker and the dual-core is great for gaming/benchmarks
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You'll probably be happy with either. It's a long drawn out debate but I don't think you will be unhappy either way.
My thoughts exactly.
 
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This question has been asked milions of times. If you go with E8400 you will not regred it. If you go with Q6600 you will not regredid either because they are both great CPUs.
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post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by Silviastud View Post
You'll probably be happy with either. It's a long drawn out debate but I don't think you will be unhappy either way.
Yah Iv never even tried a quad. Yah any thing will be a upgrade from a AMD 5600+ with Intel with those XD

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E8400 will give you more performance.

But i recommend the Q6600. The FPS difference will be minimal. And 4 cores are better than two for things other than gaming
Yah I do alot of multitasking as well but im just looking for something that would do great for gaming for $200 and oc well.
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post #8 of 22
Either...but I lean towards the Quad for Future Future Future Proofing.

Quick, change "Duel" to "Dual" before the Grammar Police get here.

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post #9 of 22
E8400 is better in games but you won't tell the difference in most cases. If you don't plan on SLI, at that price, you can pick up a nice P35 board for OC.
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Either...but I lean towards the Quad for Future Future Future Proofing.

Quick, change "Duel" to "Dual" before the Grammar Police get here.

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And how about that "regred" vs "regret"? Oh the poor search tool will never work as we want it.
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