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post #11 of 31
I too am a Photoshopper, I would suggest the Quad Core. I run CS3 on a Pentium 4 but i'll be getting a quadcore for my new build . I would get the Q6600 because the clock like crazy, really cheap and they are great proformers in games and for work.
post #12 of 31
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I like the idea of a Quad.. because I definitely like the idea of leaving my photoshop work and web work up and jump into a game without losing a whole lot of performance.
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post #13 of 31
Q6600 is the answer, the Q9300 isn't that good right now. The Q6600 will last you a long time also because its a Quad Core. So go ahead and get the Q6600, they're HECKA cheap dude. G0 G0 G0!
post #14 of 31
stick with the e4300 and invest in graphics, any good overclocking core 2 is fine
post #15 of 31
If you game (and have the mobo for it), get the E8400. Once OCed to 4.2 GHz, it goes far in games. If you do heavy multitasking or video/audio encoding, get the Q6600, which is also nice with games but has been proven to not perform in games as well as the E8400.
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post #16 of 31
Sounds like he's using the PC for work.. get the quad, love the quad, be the quad
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post #17 of 31
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Yea, I wish I had time for hardcore gaming, but I really do alot of work on it.

Photoshop, Web Coding, Constantly emailing, etc etc..

I'm feeling the Quad.
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post #18 of 31
High End Duel

E8400
E7200

Your budget is pretty big so i would go for a E8400 they are about 5 to 10% better chip at max clocks. Don't get me wrong the E7200 is a great chip for OC'ing because of it's high multi.

I must admit i've got a Quad core coming Q6600. I love my E7200 but the idea of 4 cores at over 3 ghz is month watering
post #19 of 31
Q6600 since you are concerned about price.
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You know what you should wait for? Nehalem.
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