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E8500 or Q6700?

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I just decided to upgrade my rig again. If I go Intel this is what I was planning to buy-EVGA 750i FTW(to run my 8800gt's), Zalman 9700, and a Q6700 or E8500. I would be mostly gaming, surfing the net, and I like to run benchies. What do you guys think? Q6700 or E8500?
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post #2 of 24
Im going to say E8500 if your mainly gaming, but for benches, like 3dmark, the q6700 is better but dont choose the cpu based on benches.
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post #3 of 24
That would be retarded...
Better performance FTW.
post #4 of 24
With typical air cooling, the OC settles around 4G so either E8500 or Q6700 should be fine with E8500 slightly better in games.
post #5 of 24
Currently you will benefit more from more MHz in games than more cores. If you wouldn't mind a lower 3d-epeen score I say go for E8500 because your more likely to hit 4.0. If you want higher benchmark scores go with the quad. I wouldn't think games will start using 4 cores anytime soon though. When that happens current quads will be :turd:. That "quads will last a long time" is BS IMO.
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post #6 of 24
Well this is something asked many times...
4ghz+ dual core> 3.5ghz quad core in gaming.
I think 3dmark likes the 4ghz+ dual core better as well. correct me if im wrong

But really you won't see much performance increase from your 6400+.
post #7 of 24
E8500 all the waaaaaayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!
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E8500 would be way better for games. but i bench with a E8400 and i love it. 4.45ghz on 3dmark06 can pull some impressive scores.
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post #9 of 24
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I just like to run benchmarks and improve upon my scores. I do not use that as a factor of whether to buy something or not. Just wondering if it is worth going to quad core. I really do not want to have to buy anything for awhile.
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post #10 of 24
well is a 4000 CPU score enough for you in 3dmark06? if so then get the E8500.
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