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post #11 of 42
Wait for the new Intel CPUs to come out, the best Q9X00 is like, 3.0GHz stock and 12mb cache, and I predict it'll be around 300USD, which is like ~200 Euros for you Europeans.
    
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Quads are very easy to overclock. I'd say 3.0 is reachable with stock volts. You can get them to 3.6ghz most of the time on air. Quad also means less bottleneck if you go sli (granted, not a whole lot, but the difference is there) and you are also more future proofed.
post #13 of 42
Yea, even most B3 stepping Q6600 could do 3.0GHz on stock volts. The newer G0 stepping Q6600 should hit 3.0GHz on stock volts and can probably reach 3.4-3.6GHz with a nice aftermarket cooler. Of course, every chip is unique and your results might vary, but this is the norm.
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post #14 of 42
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Unless you have a board that can take a 45nm quad to well over 500MHz FSB, don't bother with the Q9300.
I agree,unless your doing a moderate OC 3 to 3.3, in this case I think q93 is on par with the q66,but the q66 is less $.
 
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did you decide on a board, if you're not looking for tri-sli, go for the EVGA 750i FTW
    
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post #16 of 42
How is that Q6600 more expensive then the E8400 ?
Over here it's like 15 euro's less expensive and over there it's 20 quid more expensive... Which is... roundabout 25 euro's o.O
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post #17 of 42
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First of all, i'm English. euros mean nothing to me, we may be a member of the european union but we do still have our own currency. Sorry i'm just against the euro

It's the newer GO stepping one I was looking at, prices are screwed in england with everything. Rip off britian as its known.
On ebuyer the Q6600 is £140 and the E8400 £132.
I was considering the P5B deluxe but i'm now thinking of something a little cheaper maybe..
Man and as for waiting for the next lot of intel CPUs, I don't have the patience. Unless they are being released pretty soon?
post #18 of 42
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less heat from the q9300=higher overclock thanks to the 45nm size
your right except for one BIG problem. the multiplier.
most motherboards with these 45nm quads are having a hard time getting past 440-450mhz on the FSB.
so take lets say 450 tiimes the 7.5 multiplier gives him 3375mhz.
to even get 3.6ghz he would need 480mhz on the FSB and chances of that happening are very slim.
doesn't sound taht great to me. what about to you?
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post #19 of 42
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To start with i'm new to intel, i've just decided to upgrade my AM2 rig,
new motherboard and cpu. Never owned anything intel before so this is a first
what would you guys choose..

E8400 3.0ghz £130
Q6600 2.4ghz £150
or even Q9300 2.5ghz £165

I'm leaning towards the E8400 since it's the cheapest and I don't really see the benefit of the quad in many games, but i'm no expert ;]
q6600. once you quad you will never go back. massive folding/distributive computing/encoding while gaming just can't be beat.
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post #20 of 42
anything over 3GHz is unnoticable in games so get the quad as you cant add cores
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