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post #11 of 28
Well i had a q6600 and i sold it and got a E8400.The E8400 was a great clocker from the Q806A batch.But i just liked my old quad better so i traded the E8400 for the Quad i have now and i couldnt be happier.Yeah i got a little better benchmark scores with the E8400 but the Quad just makes my day
    
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After my 2 months of research, i got the E8400 on monday. I want 4.0ghz for overall B.A. performance. No matter what, both will be great at everything, but i just want that blazing fast E8400 for less money and easyer to cool.
It was my choice, but in the end its all up to you!
Their both great, top of the line cpu's and either way you will be happy.
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post #13 of 28
Q6600 will be better in the future.
So unless you're a rich person, who upgrades every 1 or 2 years, I would go for the Q6600.
    
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post #14 of 28
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After my 2 months of research, i got the E8400 on monday. I want 4.0ghz for overall B.A. performance. No matter what, both will be great at everything, but i just want that blazing fast E8400 for less money and easyer to cool.
It was my choice, but in the end its all up to you!
Their both great, top of the line cpu's and either way you will be happy.
All E8400's don't hit 4GHz, just like how all Q6600's wont hit 4GHz. If they both hit the same speed than I would take the Q6600 any day, heat shouldn't be problem as you should be using after market cooling if your overclocking.
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post #15 of 28
This question has come up so many different times before. If you are mainly gaming that extra 400Mhz (4.0 vs 3.6) from the E8400 will do more good then having 2 more cores. The Q6600 isn't future proof at all imo considering that only 4.36 of gamers have a quad currently (if valve means cores and not actual physical CPUs in their survey). I heard that games tend to keep all the "important" threads (rendering AI, Physics, Etc) on 1 core and put less important threads (Music etc) on the other.
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Q6600 is ancient! Do they even make 65nm procs anymore???
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post #17 of 28
I've been reading a-lot of threads like this lately and I'm really starting to regret purchasing my Q6600
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post #18 of 28
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I've been reading a-lot of threads like this lately and I'm really starting to regret purchasing my Q6600
i just got my chip last month and i don't regret getting it over the e8400 one bit. there is basically no difference in games because most games are more gpu reliant and when i do fudge around with movies it is way faster.
   
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i just got my chip last month and i don't regret getting it over the e8400 one bit. there is basically no difference in games because most games are more gpu reliant and when i do fudge around with movies it is way faster.
How are you liking your 9600GT SLI setup? I had considered going that route.
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post #20 of 28
IMO it comes down to how long your going to want it qaud reliant games should start coming out in a year so if this proc needs to last more than 2 years then deffinitly go with the 6600 if your going to replace this with a nehalem go with the 8400. ^_^
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