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that's my question

I choose Q9450 or a E8500
or better idea
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post #2 of 16
I would take the E8400 for dual core, E8500 just has half a multi more for $120 extra.

E8400 if your just gaming and wanna save as much money as possible. Otherwise get a Q9450 (if you can find one).
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Stick with your topic, Get E8500 if you want potential higher OC and play games. Your E6600 is at 3.6 so won't be a big upgrade in this case. I would stick what you have and give a shot on Q9650 (locked multi) and E8600 in Q3.
post #4 of 16
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ok...
keep my E6600
wait to buy for a Q9650
or buy another 3870x2?

I want more power/fun
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bardique View Post
ok...
keep my E6600
wait to buy for a Q9650
or buy another 3870x2?

I want more power/fun
Well, buying/installing new hardware is always fun
And yeah, if you can wait till then, the Q9650 would be a good choice.
I don't know how ATI cards scale in multi-GPU setups, but I'm sure you'll notice a difference.
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Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
Stick with your topic, Get E8500 if you want potential higher OC and play games. Your E6600 is at 3.6 so won't be a big upgrade in this case. I would stick what you have and give a shot on Q9650 (locked multi) and E8600 in Q3.
I second that, very good choice.

Hopefully that E8600 runs 4,0 - 4,5 with not to much vcore increase, but you never no.
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post #7 of 16
I'd wait for the Q9650 as it is a quadcore, and I would certainly not buy another 3870X2, because I think you won't have enough CPU horsepower to power them.

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post #8 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wattes View Post
I would take the E8400 for dual core, E8500 just has half a multi more for $120 extra.

E8400 if your just gaming and wanna save as much money as possible.
I agree.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wattes View Post
Otherwise get a Q9450 (if you can find one).
If you're looking for a Quad, I'd go with a Q6600 or Q6700. They have 9x and 10x multipliers and cost about $220 and $280, respectively. The Q9450 has an 8x multiplier (which can limit overclocking), and will set you back at least $350. The 45nm (Q9450) does have a small performance increase per clock, but it won't likely compensate for the smaller multiplier.

PS: Honestly, if you're gaming, there's no real need for you to upgrade from an E6600 anyway.
Edited by Choggs396 - 5/19/08 at 6:22am
    
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post #9 of 16
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last call
Q6600/6700 or E8400/8500
with 3870x2 in crossfire
???
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post #10 of 16
IF your upgrading the chip get an E8400 or Q6700.
I would say go crossfire. Thats where your going to see the bigest performace increase.
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