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post #21 of 31
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You know what you should wait for? Nehalem.
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It's funny this thread popped up. I'm facing the same dillemma: upgrade my e4300 to q6, or e84 ... I'm impressed by the overclockability of the e84, but the quad is whispering "buy me" into my ear. I can't really make up my mind, not like I have the $$$ right now anyways.

Honestly, I'm leaning towards the e84 because it will clock higher, and I don't really "need" a quad for gaming. Waiting around and thinking is like Chinese water torture.

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If it was me, I'd get the e8400 because the main uses for my computer are gaming and surfing the internet. If you do a lot of multitasking, the obvious choice is the quad.
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due to what you said Q6600 all the way
    
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post #25 of 31
This is a no-brainer. If your using Muli-threaded programs grab a Q6600 for 200 bucks

not really a better deal out there
   
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post #26 of 31
Q6600: nope... the most recent bins don't overclock very well at all.
E8400: nope... given his situation, a Quad is nearly a must.

Since the budget is $300, the logical choice is of course a Q6700. I am actually quite surprised no one brought this chip up as an option. It overclocks WAY better than the current Q6600's, and it has the advantage over the dual cores for intense multi tasking.
    
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post #27 of 31
I'd keep it until the new Intel CPUs come out (forgot their code name)
I mean, you have a CPU that is faster than any stock dual core offering out now.
post #28 of 31
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So, I've been noticing my E4300 even at 3.375GHz isn't quite up to snuff. It gets full pretty quickly, and for somebody like me, who does a lot of Photoshopping + ImageReady while simultaneously having like 6 HTML files up on Notepad2 and on OCN to ask a question while listening to music (multitasking.. and thats when I'm not watching a tv show or movie in the background or something else)

So is it time to upgrade?

I was just in a thread where somebody linked This

And the E4300 isn't even on it.. lol.

And if it is time to upgrade, what should I upgrade to? A high end Dual, or maybe a simple Q6600.

I don't want to go over 300 dollars really.. thoughts?
I don't think notepad2 stresses your resources much
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post #29 of 31
For those who suggest to wait for Nehalem: This will be about half a year away, and he'll HAVE to buy a new mobo (different socket) and likely new RAM (DDR3). So, if he waits, he'll likely has to spend $500 or more. ($250 low-end Nehalem CPU, $150 mid-range mobo, and $100 2GB DDR3 RAM).

A Q6700 is a reasonable upgrade, and will last him for a while, EVEN when Nehalem comes out (the difference will be noticable, but it won't be *that* much)
    
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post #30 of 31
Well saying all this I'm upgrading froma e7200 to a q6600 just for future proofing i'm getting the old b3 stepping which i've been told will overclock easier than the new g0 stepping.
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