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I have the E8400 on the way but it will not be for gaming.....
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I was thinking the same thing. I'm thinking of getting a new CPU soon and the E8400 is seeming more worthwhile, as all I do is play games, surf, listen to music etc. I don't do anything CPU heavy like video editing etc.

I'd be right to assume E8400 is better for me, yeah?
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Buy a PS3 or Xbox

... but seriously: go for the E8400 is gaming is your prime goal NOW ... but what if future games would actually start taking advantage of the 4 cores?

Here in Belgium, there's no significant price difference anyway so the choice is up to you ...
    
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Hmm yeah good point... My 8800GT and my E6300 runs fine atm anyway, I can run everything high and get good frames already. I don't see an upgraded cpu increasing that by a huge amount..

ATM I guess the prices between the quad and duo are pretty close, so the quad is probably a better option. But, overclocking is so much fun... !
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post #15 of 31
Q6600 > E8400 at everything but games. (Including heat, it's much hotter. )
So unless you're a gaming freak or something, get a Q6600.
But you know, if you wanna spend money on something that's going to be outdated soon, be my guest.
    
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Buy a PS3 or Xbox

... but seriously: go for the E8400 is gaming is your prime goal NOW ... but what if future games would actually start taking advantage of the 4 cores?

Here in Belgium, there's no significant price difference anyway so the choice is up to you ...

In that future Intels Nehalem have gonna mainstream and we all have them and LGA 775 quad are outdate.
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Hmm yeah good point... My 8800GT and my E6300 runs fine atm anyway, I can run everything high and get good frames already. I don't see an upgraded cpu increasing that by a huge amount..

ATM I guess the prices between the quad and duo are pretty close, so the quad is probably a better option. But, overclocking is so much fun... !
Is OC'ing so much fun (it is off course!!!)? Both processors are capable of doing so ... so, what's holding you back on either one of them? One 's a bit more difficult, that's all!
    
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Is OC'ing so much fun (it is off course!!!)? Both processors are capable of doing so ... so, what's holding you back on either one of them? One 's a bit more difficult, that's all!
Yeah, but you can OC to 3.6, or you can Oc to 4. I know which one I'd like to brag about

I see your point about "future-proofing" a pc, but in all honesty - the future in hardware comes every couple of weeks! New things are released all the time and I think either way, you are getting a great CPU that can handle a a fair bit of stress.

If I was to buy a new CPU, I think I'd be going the duo, just because of it's gaming advantages and also of it's temps.
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I thought the Q6600 would go 3.6-3.8-4 ghz on air with a good heatsink.

Well. E8400 is fine for now, everyday uses and gaming.

Q6600 had 4 core and is a multitasking king.

As for the futureproof, by the time you will need better, there will be new stuff so you will be able to update and keep up. And alot of things will be cheaper too.

I usually change my PC every 5 to 7 years, since im poor
     
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Originally Posted by baretsu View Post
Buy a PS3 or Xbox

... but seriously: go for the E8400 is gaming is your prime goal NOW ... but what if future games would actually start taking advantage of the 4 cores?

Here in Belgium, there's no significant price difference anyway so the choice is up to you ...
Then the Q6600 will be cheap as heck, as time goes.
     
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