Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Build Logs › New Rig - E8400 vs Q6600
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New Rig - E8400 vs Q6600

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
the computer in my signature broke because of the PSU, the mobo cpu gfx and ram do not work

here are my plans for a new computer

E8400 or Q6600 (Fight ppl fight!)
GA-P965-S3 (don't care about solid caps or the fact that P35 is 'newer')
4GB ram (DDR 2 800, any suggestions?)
<insert PSU here>
<insert GFX here>
Edited by amd0freak - 5/23/08 at 10:10am
Workstation
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 @ 3.2GHz (400x8) Gigabyte GA-P965-DS3 GeForce 7600GT 2GB OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80GB Excelstor DVD+-RW 20X Slackware 20" Westinghouse LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
ps/2 PC P&C 610W Silencer Rosewill Black optical 
Mouse Pad
none 
  hide details  
Reply
Workstation
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 @ 3.2GHz (400x8) Gigabyte GA-P965-DS3 GeForce 7600GT 2GB OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80GB Excelstor DVD+-RW 20X Slackware 20" Westinghouse LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
ps/2 PC P&C 610W Silencer Rosewill Black optical 
Mouse Pad
none 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 12
I went E8400 because: They were the same price, Th e E is a better gamer and I game. The Q is mostly not used by anything. The E is faster stock and OCed. And (last but best) by the time the Q is properly used it will be outdated.
 
Folding for coinz
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930K EVGA Z79 Dark Asus HD7850 samsung 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Team XS3 SSD Got one Noctua u140 Have one too. Win7 for now 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer p234w Mechanical Today its a Fractal Fractal Arc XL 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
1 or 2 of them Cherry Some speekers Logitech 800 bluetooth/RF headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
xeon 1230 v3 Asrock Z87e itx powercolor r9 290 Changes like socks 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
m500 ssd no! ah, soon Vista Home Prem 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
no keycool LED Rosewill 500w passive Bitpenix phenom 
MouseMouse Pad
no tesoro 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Folding for coinz
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930K EVGA Z79 Dark Asus HD7850 samsung 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Team XS3 SSD Got one Noctua u140 Have one too. Win7 for now 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer p234w Mechanical Today its a Fractal Fractal Arc XL 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
1 or 2 of them Cherry Some speekers Logitech 800 bluetooth/RF headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
xeon 1230 v3 Asrock Z87e itx powercolor r9 290 Changes like socks 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
m500 ssd no! ah, soon Vista Home Prem 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
no keycool LED Rosewill 500w passive Bitpenix phenom 
MouseMouse Pad
no tesoro 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kip69 View Post
I went E8400 because: They were the same price, Th e E is a better gamer and I game. The Q is mostly not used by anything. The E is faster stock and OCed. And (last but best) by the time the Q is properly used it will be outdated.

So, ALL you do with your PC is game? You don't watch movies, listen to music, encode DVD's, burn CD's and DVD's, surf the net, write papers, fold etc.?


Just because there are very few single applications that use Quads does not mean they are not being utilized. Sure, for straight up gaming the E is better due to higher speeds (both stock and overclocked) and more cache, but once you try to do anything else, it fails.

This topic has been beaten to death. IMO anyone that says the E8400 is a better investment is just trying to justify their 4000mhz epeen or are an FPS whore. The increase in gaming performance in no way makes up for the multi-tasking ability of a quad core.

Also, the Q's are getting cheaper and cheaper every week. Why on earth would you trade 400 mhz for 2 more cores??


edit: I would get a P35 if only becasue they are one of the best single card chipsets going. As for RAM, I love the GSkills I have. they don't OC that great, but since they are already at 1000mhz, they don't really need to. If you are running single card, I would look at the 520HX or the 620HX. there are bigger PSU's out there, but either one of those is great for the money and plenty for a single card.

For GFX, I still think that the 8800 GTS is the best value. yiou may want to wait until the new cards come out, though, as prices will drop then. It all depends on your time frame and budget.
Edited by dralb - 5/23/08 at 10:38am
Current
(3 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphics
i5 6600k MSI Z170-A Pro RX-480 
  hide details  
Reply
Current
(3 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphics
i5 6600k MSI Z170-A Pro RX-480 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 12
It depends on what you do. If ALL you do is game, then a dual core would be better. It'll clock higher with lower temps. If you multitask a lot or run multicore software, the quad would be the best bet.

If you get the quad (or the dual for that matter), you should look into Folding.

~Gooda~
Water Cooled Quad
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Engineering Sample MSI P5N Diamond XFX Radeon 4850 4x2GB G.Skill DDR2-1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640GB Boot - 2x 640GB Backup/Storage Lite-On DVD-R Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung 245BW (24") 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Ultra X3 850W RocketFish (Lian-Li) by Cyberdruid Microsoft Wireless 6000 
  hide details  
Reply
Water Cooled Quad
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Engineering Sample MSI P5N Diamond XFX Radeon 4850 4x2GB G.Skill DDR2-1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640GB Boot - 2x 640GB Backup/Storage Lite-On DVD-R Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung 245BW (24") 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Ultra X3 850W RocketFish (Lian-Li) by Cyberdruid Microsoft Wireless 6000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Havegooda View Post
It depends on what you do. If ALL you do is game, then a dual core would be better. It'll clock higher with lower temps. If you multitask a lot or run multicore software, the quad would be the best bet.

If you get the quad (or the dual for that matter), you should look into Folding.

~Gooda~
Should fold even if he is getting a single core
Current
(3 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphics
i5 6600k MSI Z170-A Pro RX-480 
  hide details  
Reply
Current
(3 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphics
i5 6600k MSI Z170-A Pro RX-480 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 12
^ True.

~Gooda~
Water Cooled Quad
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Engineering Sample MSI P5N Diamond XFX Radeon 4850 4x2GB G.Skill DDR2-1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640GB Boot - 2x 640GB Backup/Storage Lite-On DVD-R Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung 245BW (24") 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Ultra X3 850W RocketFish (Lian-Li) by Cyberdruid Microsoft Wireless 6000 
  hide details  
Reply
Water Cooled Quad
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Engineering Sample MSI P5N Diamond XFX Radeon 4850 4x2GB G.Skill DDR2-1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640GB Boot - 2x 640GB Backup/Storage Lite-On DVD-R Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung 245BW (24") 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Ultra X3 850W RocketFish (Lian-Li) by Cyberdruid Microsoft Wireless 6000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 12
I would go for the Q6600 because you can easily hit 3.2-3.4 and if you other things besides game it will be worth while and if you fold the Q beats the E. Also the Q is fine for any game that is out anyways.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4790k @ Stock ASrock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 2x XFX 6950 Unlocked HyperX Savage 2x8GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
250GB Crucial MX200 Corsair H100i V2 Windows 10 64-bit Crossover 2795 QHD 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
CM Quickfire TK EVGA P2 1000w Corsair Carbide 240 JDS Labs cMoy BB/Fiio E10 + HD 598/Q701 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4790k @ Stock ASrock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 2x XFX 6950 Unlocked HyperX Savage 2x8GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
250GB Crucial MX200 Corsair H100i V2 Windows 10 64-bit Crossover 2795 QHD 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
CM Quickfire TK EVGA P2 1000w Corsair Carbide 240 JDS Labs cMoy BB/Fiio E10 + HD 598/Q701 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 12
I'm gonna stay out of the CPU debate.

But for your RAM, I'd suggest whichever of these G.Skill sets fit into your budget: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=&srchInDesc=

And as for video card, I'd suggest an Evga 8800GT or 8800GTS (G92 core) again, depending on your budget
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9450 @ 3.0 Gigabyte GA-P45-UD3P Evga 9800GTX+ 800/1943/1200 2x2GB OCZ 1066 LV 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Vertex 2 40gb + 750gb Seagate 7200.10 Lite-On 24x DVD+-RW Windows 7 x64 LG 22" 1680x1050 
PowerCase
Corsair HX520w modular Coolermaster CM-690 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Sempron LE-1250 Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-DS2H 2GB (2x1GB) Corsair Ballistix 1066 2x750GB Western Digital RE2 Green power 
OSPowerCase
Windows Home Server w/ PP3 Ultra 400w modular Antec 300 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9450 @ 3.0 Gigabyte GA-P45-UD3P Evga 9800GTX+ 800/1943/1200 2x2GB OCZ 1066 LV 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Vertex 2 40gb + 750gb Seagate 7200.10 Lite-On 24x DVD+-RW Windows 7 x64 LG 22" 1680x1050 
PowerCase
Corsair HX520w modular Coolermaster CM-690 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Sempron LE-1250 Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-DS2H 2GB (2x1GB) Corsair Ballistix 1066 2x750GB Western Digital RE2 Green power 
OSPowerCase
Windows Home Server w/ PP3 Ultra 400w modular Antec 300 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
yeah either way i'm gonna fold, but i decided on q6600 thanks guys!

8800GTS G92 sounds good, g.skills, but im sticking with the S3...ok i might get a P35-S3....idk
Workstation
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 @ 3.2GHz (400x8) Gigabyte GA-P965-DS3 GeForce 7600GT 2GB OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80GB Excelstor DVD+-RW 20X Slackware 20" Westinghouse LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
ps/2 PC P&C 610W Silencer Rosewill Black optical 
Mouse Pad
none 
  hide details  
Reply
Workstation
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 @ 3.2GHz (400x8) Gigabyte GA-P965-DS3 GeForce 7600GT 2GB OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80GB Excelstor DVD+-RW 20X Slackware 20" Westinghouse LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
ps/2 PC P&C 610W Silencer Rosewill Black optical 
Mouse Pad
none 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 12
Awesome, you'll love the quad

~Gooda~
Water Cooled Quad
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Engineering Sample MSI P5N Diamond XFX Radeon 4850 4x2GB G.Skill DDR2-1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640GB Boot - 2x 640GB Backup/Storage Lite-On DVD-R Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung 245BW (24") 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Ultra X3 850W RocketFish (Lian-Li) by Cyberdruid Microsoft Wireless 6000 
  hide details  
Reply
Water Cooled Quad
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Engineering Sample MSI P5N Diamond XFX Radeon 4850 4x2GB G.Skill DDR2-1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640GB Boot - 2x 640GB Backup/Storage Lite-On DVD-R Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung 245BW (24") 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Ultra X3 850W RocketFish (Lian-Li) by Cyberdruid Microsoft Wireless 6000 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Build Logs
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Build Logs › New Rig - E8400 vs Q6600