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post #21 of 35
go with a quad! you're choice. i'd say either q6600 or q6700... the q6600 and the q9300 were compared and there isn't much a difference
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post #22 of 35
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so ur sayig go for the 8400 mmm, wat about processor speed big difference?
I am saying go with the 8400, but I am not sure what you mean. Both the 8400 and any quad from intel have great stock speeds and if he oc's it then they both are monsters.
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post #23 of 35
gaming? E8400 all the way m8y
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post #24 of 35
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gaming? E8400 all the way m8y
can u notic a difference in speed from stock to ur 3.8ghz? in games also?
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post #25 of 35
u will see no change on the eyes while gaming from 3ghz to 3.8ghz
only number crunching will show improvement....
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post #26 of 35
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Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
u will see no change on the eyes while gaming from 3ghz to 3.8ghz
only number crunching will show improvement....
Totally agree. The visible gains from ever higher clocks hit a brick wall at some point.
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post #27 of 35
go with the quad
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post #28 of 35
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mm this is one tough decision lol, i know if i get a q6700 i wont have 2 upgrade for some time cuz their 1 of the best at the moment, but the e8400 is a freak for gaming, ok put it this way.. the e8400 i know from talk thats its a freak at gaming, thing is though.. is the quad still crazy at games?? i tend to buy all the new release first person shooters and i do play alot and expect good fps..forgot to mention my mobo will run the q6700 fine yeh?
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post #29 of 35
mate my 2180 will piss any game out there ...(bar cryfail) coupled with a good GPU games are far more dependant on the GPU than CPU ....the only thing thats not is 3dmark06 which is just CPU hungry

the quad will perform the same as the 8400 in games...
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post #30 of 35
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so not much of a difference in the quad and e8400 playin online shooters n such??
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