if you can practically
utilize all the cores in a quad or expect the have the processor for quite a long time (2-3+ years), the q66 or q67 would get my recommendation the end choice is whether you want a x9 or x10 multi.
otherwise the e8400 or e8500 would be a good fit, as most stuff just isn't coded to properly handle two cores let alone four. and an average user (not your average OCN'er) is hard pressed to load up even a dual-core.
another thing to consider is that the e8400/e8500's are clocking crazy high lately if you're a fan of high-OC, but the quad's tend to bench higher, which the new futuremark Vantage benefits from, so they're a good choice if you're a big bencher.
Originally Posted by SickStew
I'm still havn't not got a qlue on what processor i want HELP!
I'm kinda going to stick with the Quads so it's between
Q6600 2400Mhz (Â£135) vs. Q6700 2660Mhz (Â£170)
ah, that changes things a bit then.
just answer this then: is the bump from 9x multi to a 10x multi worth the extra Â£35 to you?