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e8400 vs q6600 vs q6700

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ok i have been thinking about getting a new chip. i have a few week to see what i wan to get while my board is out for rma. i have been thinking about getting either a e8400, a q6600 or a q6700. thou i may go with a lesser chip and get a good 360mm rad. so what do you guys think ?
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Q6700

Also read this and/or this
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Q6700

Also read this and/or this
Yes, those are good threads that Wattes posted. Basically it boils down to what you want to use the rig for. And your possible future uses. If it's primarily for gaming the E8400 will serve you well. If you are going to be rendering, photoshop, video conversion, etc, then the Q6600 or the Q6700 would suit you better. ~JadeMiner~
    
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Q6700, I am really not sure if I should RMA my board as "Faulty" because i cant get stable past 3.6 on a q6600 or q6700
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i would my buddys t1 we can hit 3.8 with a q6600
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Its the fact that it happens with 2 quads which makes me suspect the mobo.
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post #7 of 10
If you upgrade quite often and mainly play game, E8400 is the way to go. Otherwise, Q660 or Q6700. I got mine Q6700 at $239 from compusa with the paypal promo.
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Get a Quad all the way.....

If your into gaming and graphics then get a nother vid card and crossfire with a quad
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Take into consideration that most games won't take advantage of a quad anytime soon in the foreseeable future. You will benefit more with an E8400 at 4.0 than the extra 2 cores in games. Ive heard from a highly reped member here that currently games aren't even using a dual core to its fullest. Apparently games load all the important threads (AI and crap)on the first core and all lesser and secondary threads (music) on the second core.
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