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Listen to Chogg's advice, he is the most informed eVGA 680i expert here on OCN! I'm getting ready to board my plane... Good Luck vincentfkc!
Haha, I don't know about most informed. There are some other experts here.

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mine is T1, not sure about the revision, uh, and I don;t know the bios version until i build it... i guess i need to buy the Q6600
EDIT: That should work fine. If you have a "TR" or "AR" revision (122-CK-NF68-TR or AR), I would NOT recommend a Core 2 Quad. Like ericeod said, it lacks the appropriate GTL reference voltage fix that helps with Quad Core operation. I'm not saying it won't run, but you may have issues, especially if you plan on overclocking it at all.

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i am using it for watch HD movie / burn DVD / Program in Java / Virtual Machine / Play games like WC3/SC2(when comes out)/C&C3 which all requires CPU cept WC3 / Flash / Photos.

not much right
The new games you plan on getting will take advantage of a higher-end CPU. Most of the other applications you've listed require minimal CPU power.

In your case, the only way I can honestly recommend a Q6600 is if you would buy a different motherboard. Otherwise, stick to a Core 2 Duo. The E8400 will function and overclock well on your board, as long as you update to P32 BIOS like ericeod recommended.

If newer/high-end games aren't your main concern, you may consider getting an E7200 or E4600. They are less expensive and don't play games quite as well, but should suit your other needs nicely (although they are still both decent gaming CPU's). Just a thought.
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Well, If you dont game, and you dont do any encoding.... I'd say just get an E2180 or something, it sounds like you really dont need much.

This might help you:
http://techreport.com/articles.x/14756
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But you can say the same for a overclocked E7200 @ 4.3ghz (search on google). but as you know the Q6600 has four cores which will be handy in a years time.

Stick with a Q6600 65nm you pack them full on Voltage un like 45nm.
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opps, mine is 122-CK-NF68-A1, MY BAD! can;t buy another board since i had this one on hand... so q6600, SO TOSSUO - -
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If newer/high-end games aren't your main concern, you may consider getting an E7200 or E4600. They are less expensive and don't play games quite as well, but should suit your other needs nicely (although they still both play games nicely). Just a thought.
E7200 is good for games theres only a 2 to 8 % diff at max clocks search on google this will back up my case

They have done a compare FPS on games and its only like 4 - 8 fps diff which is not noticeable...
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E7200 is good for games theres only a 2 to 8 % diff at max clocks search on google this will back up my case

They have done a compare FPS on games and its only like 4 - 8 fps diff which is not noticeable...
Thanks for the info. It looks to be the E7200 is an excellent choice for many uses, especially for the price.
    
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E7200 is good for games theres only a 2 to 8 % diff at max clocks search on google this will back up my case

They have done a compare FPS on games and its only like 4 - 8 fps diff which is not noticeable...
hi, i got 24 inch lcd running at 1920*1200, my question is "Does low FSB cpu support high Defination?"

i have two 8800GT SLI even though I am not heavy gamer, because I can notice the difference in C&C3 (1920*1200) with single GPU and Dual GPU.
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opps, mine is 122-CK-NF68-A1, MY BAD! can;t buy another board since i had this one on hand... so q6600, SO TOSSUO - -
If you're sure that's the model number of your board, you shouldn't have any problems seeing an excellent overclock with a Core 2 Quad. (Assuming you have appropriate cooling.) So it's still at least an option for you.
    
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If you're sure that's the model number of your board, you shouldn't have any problems seeing an excellent overclock with a Core 2 Quad. (Assuming you have appropriate cooling.) So it's still at least an option for you.
yes, i found out the receipt. i am thinking buying E8400, and after two years usage, applications can support better quad core, then upgrading to better Quad core like QX9450.
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You guys need to get off the fact taht 45nm cant take voltage

Im running 4.28 Ghz on 1.3 volts. WHO NEEDS 1.4-1.5 V?

CnC3 is CPU heavy due to the multi unit thing. If you like RTS games, you best get yourself a good CPU. In this case a Quad would probably suit you fine if you know how to OC well.

As for the cheaper CPU's. I would say buy what you can afford up to E8400/Q6600. These are the best options (aside from getting 45nm quad, but those are 500+ for a good one) E2180 takes lots of work to get to 3+Ghz as not all of them can do a 100% overclock

IMO, buy whats in your budget. if you can afford to cool a quad, then by all means, it will serve you well.
    
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