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I'd get the quad
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I would definitely get the quad
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post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post
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.



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Originally Posted by Melcar View Post
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.
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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.
Was going to install it yesterday, but the stupid fittings on my radiator got loose when I started to move everything around. Redid my whole loop since I was planning to change the fittings anyway. Finishing up with the leak testing now. Should be able to start with some overclocking tomorrow.
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I have an AMD, and thats all imma say about that.

Aside from that, get the e8400. Its great for multitasking, and with its higher clockspeeds, should provide as much power as you need... well.. for another 6 months at least.

Anything higher than the e8400 is a waste of money. q6600 is great, but its old tech and the newer ones dont OC as well as the old ones.
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I have a DFI790fx and Phenom 9600.
Im not sure what x3 x4 are suppose to do but it doesnt do anything good that I noticed
I hope you were joking.
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I hope you were joking.
Well, if he only games, chances are the performance difference between an E6400 and a Phenom 9600 (the worst one, btw) was minimal at best. If he did Quad-Core Optimized programs, he may have noticed a difference. But if you just play CS:S to pwn n00bs, and you go from an E6400 to a Phenom, you won't notice much of an increase.
    
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Well, if he only games, chances are the performance difference between an E6400 and a Phenom 9600 (the worst one, btw) was minimal at best. If he did Quad-Core Optimized programs, he may have noticed a difference. But if you just play CS:S to pwn n00bs, and you go from an E6400 to a Phenom, you won't notice much of an increase.
I meant it to mean that he didn't know what the difference between the X3 and X4 Phenoms were. He seemed like he thought it was some sort of option that you turn on or off when in reality it the difference between the Tri-cores (X3) and the Quads (X4).
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