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post #21 of 25
q6600 hands down
post #22 of 25
:I have a q my friend has an e. He hasn't Oc'ed it yet so we are at the same speed (3.0) I would say get the q for the simple fact that you can overclock it to the same speed of the newer chips...(yes i know you clock the new chips higher but that aside the 4cores=)

besides the q can take more abuse the e... but the e consumes less power...

dang this is hard...

you can't go wrong with either honestly
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post #23 of 25
I'd go quad for MMO. I'm pretty sure that MMO isn't the only thing you'd like to have open on your PC. You're probably alt-tabbing the internet, playing music, virus scan, encoding, etc. A quad is prepared for such tasks. I was playing a single-threaded game the other day that locks up a whole core regardless of what's going on within the game (25% load with a quad/50% with a dual) and had the other 3 cores encoding and scanning with no slow down.
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post #24 of 25
why not get a g0 q6600 which is a proven overclocker. they easily get to 3.4-3.6 ghz on good cooling. The most you are going to get out of the e8400 is what 4 ghz? Besids ive heard of people having alot of issues with the e8400 due to overvolting and the fragility of the 45nm process. go g0 q6600 IMO
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post #25 of 25
The Q6600 blows it away, and it is much more future proof. Both Q6600 and E8400 top out at the same clocks and the E8400 cant take as much volts as the Q6600. Anyone that overclocks that buys an E8400 is foolish in my book.
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