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money doesnt bother me just want the overall better cpu, i do create dvds alot but i am a big gamer! these are the cpus i was lookin at

CPU:Q6600 Core2 Quad 2.40Ghz 2 x 4MB, shared 1066FSB, LGA775 Low*

E8400CORE 2 DUO 3.00GHZ, 6MB CACHE, 1333MHZ FSB, LGA775

CPU:Q6700Core2 Quad 2.66Ghz 2 x 4MB, shared 1066FSB, LGA775

CORE 2 QUAD Q9300 2.50GHz 6MB 1333FSB LGA775 QUAD CORE

i was kinda leanin towards the q6600 or even the e8400?? i think the other 2 are good just a tad too pricey
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Gaming you say, E8400.
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what about the q6700?
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post #4 of 35
Due to the fact you create DVD's as well as gaming I would recommend the q6600.

Also I would say it was more future proof than the e8400.
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if thats the case why not get the q6700? well i do burn dvds alot but also play game alot as im a first person shooter kinda gamer
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post #6 of 35
Id say Q6600 or Q6700 both are good for 3.4 or better, and great chips for gaming.
the E8400 is good too, but ive been seeing more and more of them not get to 4.0.

My Q6600 kicks ***
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post #7 of 35
I assume your going to overclock?

The only advantage of the Q6700 vs Q6600 and E8500 vs E8400 is higher multipliers. Might as well save your money if your board can handle a higher fsb. Of coarse if you aren't going to overclock then that won't matter.

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if thats the case why not get the q6700? well i do burn dvds alot but also play game alot as im a first person shooter kinda gamer
If your going to overclock the chances of getting a worth while performance boost for the price is smaller. As a result get the q6600.
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nah i aint gonna over clock my q6700 more gaming and burning dvds n such
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nah i aint gonna over clock my q6700 more gaming and burning dvds n such
why?

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