Originally Posted by IcedEarth
Come on man, they didn't mean it like that. Also may i remind you that:
A) The OP did mention that he was open to Intel recommendations, hence why he was considering a E8400.....
B) He wants one with the best OC potential, now I am more of an AMD fanboy than I am Intel. But you cannot deny that a Q6600 will own a Phenom in terms of OC. The Phenoms stop at about 2.8 on average don't they? Were as the Q6600 reaches about 3.6 on average.
My comments were meant in fun. And I know they were just giving good advice. I think people should buy what they like and what fits them.
Originally Posted by Melcar
If you already have a dual core, stick with it, otherwise the money is better spent on a quad core. Additionally, if you already have an AMD machine and are looking to upgrade with minimal spending, spring for a Phenom X4, since that will be a much better buy than a whole Intel setup, economically speaking.
This is off topic, but thanks for helping point me toward the DFI, I couldnt have found a better mb for my purposes. +Rep
Have you got yours set up yet? Mine OCs nicely so far.