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Q6600 or e8400?

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Which should I get? I want the highest possible OC as I'm gonna have a nice watercooling setup that I don't want to go to waste. Any thoughts?

Edit: Ignore the specs in my current system.
post #2 of 14
8400 for highest OC.
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post #3 of 14
With a nice WC, I would go for E8400 or event E8500.
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Well I have a Q6600 that I just picked up from MicroCenter for $200 so I'm considering using that or returning it and getting an e8400 for the exact same price (from newegg). Hard to decide.
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I've seen many E8400 at 4GHz.
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post #6 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by PuffinMyLye View Post
Well I have a Q6600 that I just picked up from MicroCenter for $200 so I'm considering using that or returning it and getting an e8400 for the exact same price (from newegg). Hard to decide.
You asked about the highest possible OC? and as far as I know from your choices that will come from an E8400
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post #7 of 14
Watercooling has more value with a Q6600 since the E8400's reaches it's voltage limit before it's temp limit. When he said he wanted the highest OC possible, I think he meant he's going to do his best to bring the best out of the chip with watercooling, not simply the highest clocks.
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by MosIncredible View Post
Watercooling has more value with a Q6600 since the E8400's reaches it's voltage limit before it's temp limit. When he said he wanted the highest OC possible, I think he meant he's going to do his best to bring the best out of the chip with watercooling, not simply the highest clocks.
Sorry but "I want the highest possible OC" WAS mentioned with both chips included in the question.
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post #9 of 14
Game ->E8xxx
Apps -> Q6xxx
Simple and clean answer
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post #10 of 14
I'd say Q6600 because future games will be using atleast 3 cores.
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