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I would go with a Q6600 it OC's to at least 3.4, and 4 cores @ 3.4 is plenty for any game out today, and it will handle anything you throw at it... The crysis thing is vid card oriented, SLI would get you better performance in games..

As for the E8400 it has been seen OC'd to 4.2, but I have also seen it only getting to 3.8 for some. Plus i have seen a few ppl burning them up with volts, so if you do go that way, 1.36 is max
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The E8400 isn't much better than the quad at gaming but on the other hand, the quad is much better at multi-tasking, encoding, folding, and is prepared for future multi-threaded programs. My E8400 is going in my back-up PC whenever I feel like building it.
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I am going to be building an Intel rig and narrowed it down to these two processors as well. I was thinking of going for a Q6600 instead of the e8400 because I don't want to have the need to upgrade after my purchase. I plan on having something somewhat future proof in the aspect of being comfortable with the rig for 1-2yrs.
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This has to be one of the most repeated questions on the board.
    
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This has to be one of the most repeated questions on the board.
Too funny, maybe it should be a sticky?
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Both CPU's are in similar price range, and both have very good overclocking success, so which should I shoot for. Pls to note that im not able to 'spend a few bucks more and get this or that'.. my budget is maxed with one of these two chips. I would consider getting a lesser chip, but not a more expensive one..

Thanks.

if you are maxing your budget with either processor get the quad.
    
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you cannot compare a C2D and a Quad when they are being used for different purposes!!
gaming, go E8400, multitasking/folding/encoding/programming, go q6600
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E8400 start a poll Please.
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