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Got a nice deal on a 780i board and would like some suggestions on CPU. Im either between a Q6600 and the e8400 of course. I will be doing gaming no photoshop or editing or any of that just games. However I wana know what a good decision expecting around 6 to 8 months before my next upgrade.
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Got a nice deal on a 780i board and would like some suggestions on CPU. Im either between a Q6600 and the e8400 of course. I will be doing gaming no photoshop or editing or any of that just games. However I wana know what a good decision expecting around 6 to 8 months before my next upgrade.
You can't go wrong with a high-clocking dual core for gaming, but since an E8400 is nearly the same price as the Q6600, might as well go with the Q6600.
    
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If you are upgrading in 6 months then i would go with the E8400.

Wait to see how much quad technology progresses and how much it is implicated in games. And then make the jump

But if you don't plan on upgrading for a out a year then i would go quad to know for sure that you are future proof.

Any of them are a good choice though
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Its really up to you on that one, the E8400 will clock to 4.0, the Q6600 wil go to 3.4-3.6...

Id rather have 4 cores at 3.4 than 2 at 4.0 personally, but as far as performance goes its not much diff..

If you are going SLI, than go quad. the diff in MHz wont be noticed
Single GPU, go for E8400 and push it to 4 or better and you will see better framerates in games.
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Boo fan boy shoo!

No but really these probably isnt a right answer. They are both great cpu's. For me i would get the quad because i game a little but i like to fold on my computer. But e8400 seem to hold their own and you can find some pretty decent deals on them.
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You'll want to go with a good dual core for gaming, instead of the e8400 I decided to save a little cash and went with the e7200. It's currently running at 3.4Ghz on stock voltage while the TIM burns in then I'll really start screwing around with this thing. $140 well spent
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Since you'll be mostly gaming I'd reccomend the E8400. They get better bandwidth response than the Q6600 and roughly the same performance clock for clock adjusting for the # of cores. Also the 45nm chips require much less voltage, and run much cooler than the 65nm. In fact, you will likely exceed safe voltages before you exceed safe temperatures with an E8400, while still getting a killer OC.

If you're looking 6-8 months down the road keep an eye on the Tylersburg/Nehalem platform that's scheduled to release about then. Intel will be moving to an archetecture that places the MCH on die and includes L3 cache, much like AMD. It's planned to sport tri-channel DDR3, and server boards roumored to support quad-channel DDR3. Be aware that the new hardware will likely carry a very hefty price tag.
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e8400 it is great points on the waiting for quad core integration. Thanks guys
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id say e8400 will do the trick. unless you do cpu intensive tasks (gaming does not count), you most likely will not need a quad core.
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