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post #11 of 22
For gaming, go for the E8400. For any sort of multitasking or video/audio encoding, go for the quad.

Since most people multitask, the quad is universally accepted for great performance, but when the E8400 is at 4.2 GHz, you gaming performance will be greatly increased. I would grab the quad if you don't plan on doing any extreme OCing because the only way an E8400 beats the Q6600 is when overclocked, and overclocked hard.
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Yeah so far I'm leaning toward the E8400 because of gaming and overclocking. Thanks guys for all the input keep it up XD
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Quad is better for benchmarks, and multitasking, and gaming (in some ways, namely running app's in the background while playing).

But Dual will give u faster game and some app's load times.

Quad's are also great overclockers too, although if ur good u might be able to get the Dual to 4.3 where as if ur lucky ull get the Quad to 4 4.1
    
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I do believe that the newer E8400s are not achieving the same OCs as the older batches did. The new ones tend to hit about 3.6ish while the Q6600 will most likely hit 3.6ghz +, even more on water. Which is why I am going Q6600/WC.
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Quad is better for benchmarks, and multitasking, and gaming (in some ways, namely running app's in the background while playing).

But Dual will give u faster game and some app's load times.

Quad's are also great overclockers too, although if ur good u might be able to get the Dual to 4.3 where as if ur lucky ull get the Quad to 4 4.1
Yah I am pretty good at overclocking (AMD). If I could get The quad to 4ghz then ill be going quad, But i dont think ill be able to tho with the board and stuff.


o yah i might be able to get a deal on the E8400 so i might get a 780i evga mobo if that changes anything.
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I was just looking at other forms and the mijority is Q6600. Well I gess im geting the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188024 Now Im leaning toward the Q6600 now becuase of of overclock and future proof. Some more thoughts would be nice please.


srry for double posting i went to go eating and forgot that i already posted something srry again
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Yah I am pretty good at overclocking (AMD). If I could get The quad to 4ghz then ill be going quad, But i dont think ill be able to tho with the board and stuff.


o yah i might be able to get a deal on the E8400 so i might get a 780i evga mobo if that changes anything.
thats true, ull be lucky to get 3.8 on a 780i. But i still think its better than an e8400
    
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I don't think the FPS loss from a 4ghz dual to a 3.6ghz quad is noticeable. Go with a quad because 4 cores is better than 2. They also fold well
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post #19 of 22
When i put this rig together 3 weeks ago i was in the same boat as you. Q6600 or E8400 in the end i got the Q6600 and i have to say that im so glad i did. I've had it to 3.4GHz and still plenty to go but realy i think that 3.2GHz on a quad is fast enough for any of todays games. I love this processor, it eats up everything i throw at it in super quick time.

The Q6600 is the best bang for buck at this point in time... Go with the Quad.

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post #20 of 22
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When i put this rig together 3 weeks ago i was in the same boat as you. Q6600 or E8400 in the end i got the Q6600 and i have to say that im so glad i did. I've had it to 3.4GHz and still plenty to go but realy i think that 3.2GHz on a quad is fast enough for any of todays games. I love this processor, it eats up everything i throw at it in super quick time.

The Q6600 is the best bang for buck at this point in time... Go with the Quad.

Thanks for the feedback, I might go for quad.
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