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Well, I saw a topic discussing Nehalem and Shanghai. I am not sure what those even are, but I was wondering should I get my new motherboard and a Q6700 or wait? When are those new processors even coming out? Will it be worth the wait?
    
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I asked the same question basically and a lot of knowledgeable people here have not only recommended the Q6700 but also say that now if a good time to buy. Some have also recommended the Q9300 and Q9450, which both do not have any big difference for their prices. I haven't read much about the Nehalem but so far it seems like it's going to be a packaged Quad for those who are going to be using on-board graphics. More like opening the "family" computer up to more than just internet and word pad. Seems the OCing ability on them is pretty low.

I am only waiting for the HD4850 or maybe the 4870 which is June 23 - July 23. Depending if I wanna spend the extra for the 70 knowing I can xfire both 50 and 70 later down the road. Personally I am looking at the Q6600 to save a little cash because the mobo I am going for is $224. (X38 NB)

In the end what exactly are you looking to do, what is the reason for upgrading to a Quad?
    
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I asked the same question basically and a lot of knowledgeable people here have not only recommended the Q6700 but also say that now if a good time to buy. Some have also recommended the Q9300 and Q9450, which both do not have any big difference for their prices. I haven't read much about the Nehalem but so far it seems like it's going to be a packaged Quad for those who are going to be using on-board graphics. More like opening the "family" computer up to more than just internet and word pad. Seems the OCing ability on them is pretty low.

I am only waiting for the HD4850 or maybe the 4870 which is June 23 - July 23. Depending if I wanna spend the extra for the 70 knowing I can xfire both 50 and 70 later down the road. Personally I am looking at the Q6600 to save a little cash because the mobo I am going for is $224. (X38 NB)

In the end what exactly are you looking to do, what is the reason for upgrading to a Quad?
I am planning on getting the Q6700, 4870, and I think the same motherboard as you, Asus P5E. I am also gonna get some new ram. I am going to try to hit at least 4GHz on the chip. I am gonna use watercooling with the Black Ice GTX480 with 8 104CFM fans. It is going to be set up outside my computer for better air flow. I don't think I will have a problem hitting that speed. By the way, if I were you I would go ahead and drop the extra dollars for the Q6700 because it is supposed to overclock better than the Q6600. On NewEgg, the OEM Q6700 is $260 and comes with Unreal Tournament 3 for free.
    
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Go for it....

there is always something new coming out soon, the Q6700 is more than enough cpu for any program/game out now
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Go for it....

there is always something new coming out soon, the Q6700 is more than enough cpu for any program/game out now
Do you know who has the highest overclock on the Intel Core 2 Quads?
    
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look on u tube or google search it.Heres 1 i found q6600 at http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/11...q6600_to_4ghz/
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look on u tube or google search it.Heres 1 i found q6600 at http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/11...q6600_to_4ghz/
I meant someone from OCN. I remember there being a guy with I think 4.4GHz. I wanted to see his set up, but I can't find him.
    
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Originally Posted by BLAKIE33
look on u tube or google search it.Heres 1 i found q6600 at http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/11...q6600_to_4ghz/

I meant someone from OCN. I remember there being a guy with I think 4.4GHz. I wanted to see his set up, but I can't find him.

Sure youll find it in the Intel forums.One the ocn home page.
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You could browse the stable OC thread sticky


I know i saw a cpu-z validated Q6600 @ 4.23 on a GA X38 DS4...

really it depends on the cpu.... If your cpu is capable of extreme OC then it depends on the board... Most of the popular boards will do 3.6 easy on a Q, and depending on the cpu they will do 4.0

If your looking for best board to max OC the quad Id say DFI X38 T2R
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GA X48 DS4
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For the Nehalem, you are basically going to need almost everything new (motherboard, memory).... besides the CPU.. so it's going to be costly..
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