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What does Intel have on the horizon? I think I read about a new budget chip, the Q8200, but it sounds like a terrible idea to have a CPU with a 4MB L2 cache. Or is that just me?
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Is it just me or did that answer sound extremely political in nature?

Chances are I'll opt for a 45nm processor, probably the Q9450, when I get around to purchasing parts. I do know that if I was buying them today, I'd go with the Q6700. And since I can't predict the future (no matter how much I'd like to believe I can), I'm basing everything off today's prices.

Really, thanks for all the input.
Keep your eyes on Fry's. Mine was only $279.99. And if you're worried about overclocking, voltages, temps. I'm WAY below stock volts and sitting at a summer clock of 3.8.
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I am also new to the OC game, So, why is it better 10x verses 9x clocks? Aren't they both cpu's locked?

BTW, I would love criticism on my build. Please, identify where I need upgrades without breaking the bank. Note, I have issues in overclocking. I can only OC the unit up to 3.2 without errors. Do I need better RAM? If so, which do you recommend. Can I go pc8000 manual say only pc6400, anyone succeeded on asus p5n-d?
The new quads Intel has coming out seem like a downgrade from the Q6600. Your board will take PC8000. Here's a good kit. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145
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I wasn't really worried about the overclocking potential. I figure 3.2 GHz will offer good enough performance, but of course I'll reach for more.

I see you're using water cooling. Right now, I plan on using air. I'm only researching water cooling for now. By the time I get around to buying parts, I just might reach for a water cooler. That or build on myself.

Can anyone tell me if they've used a case with built-in water cooling and if that's a better path to take? And if so, any recommendations?
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I wasn't really worried about the overclocking potential. I figure 3.2 GHz will offer good enough performance, but of course I'll reach for more.

I see you're using water cooling. Right now, I plan on using air. I'm only researching water cooling for now. By the time I get around to buying parts, I just might reach for a water cooler. That or build on myself.

Can anyone tell me if they've used a case with built-in water cooling and if that's a better path to take? And if so, any recommendations?
I definetely would not go for pre-"built-in" watercooling to the case. Usually it's overpriced and with most people the second you get your watercooling system setup and finished - you are already ready to change it lol. On air cooling all my temps were about 10c higher at idle and about 15c higher at load. Still pretty acceptable.

For a beginer to water cooling - the swiftech kits are perfect. Look up H20-220 Kit on Newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108105

It's out of stock right now but they come and go daily. That's the kit I have hooked up right now and my temps are Ambient. I plan on moving up to a triple rad, 1/2inch setup, D-Tek Fuzion V2 CPU block with the quadcore insert as well as northbridge cooler and a massive resivior. Once all that is setup, I'll change something else.
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I thought about just buying an air conditioner and attaching it to the rear of whatever case I end up buying, but I don't think that's exactly practical.

Like I said, I'm only in the research stage with water cooling. Long-term, I understand it's the way to go. I've read a little bit on making one yourself and being someone not afraid to tackle such a project, I just might go that route.
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hi all
I have just got my hands on a q6700 with a vid = 1.2625v

I have it 24 hour prime lagre fft stable at 1.3875 vcore at 360 x 10 .

now if I raise it to 370 x 10 the thing reboots occt within 10 mins

I have rasies the vcore upto 1.45v with little effect .

I had my q6600 upt to 375x9 at 1.3875 anf that had a vid of 1.2827v

so I know the FSB is stable upto 375 .

anybody got a similar board a asus p5k type and want to post your settings

I have left gtl settings to auto as these don't seem to make any difference

all help is muchos appreciated
    
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Greetings from Iraq. I'm new the forum. I've read quite a bit on here and decided this is probably the best place to ask questions concerning the gaming rig I plan on building after I return the states in a couple months.

I've read quite a bit about these two chips and their ability to overclock. The primary advantage I've seen mentioned with the Q6700 is it's higher multiplier.

I wouldn't say I'm new to computers as I've been around them since I was maybe 7 and my job in the Marine Corps is partly to fix computers, but I have absolutely no experience overclocking.

Right now on pricewatch.com, I'm seeing the difference in price between these two chips around $40-50. Is the extra $40-50 worth it?

I've read most Q6600s will overclock in the 3.4-3.6 GHz range and Q6700s will get slightly better. But is a few hundred megahertz worth $50?

Hey there Chessmyantidrug... I'm also in Iraq (FOB Loyalty) and I also spend much of my time playing chess and configuring my chess programs/bots. So how are the marines doing where you are?
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We're doing pretty good. I'm at Camp Habbaniyah. This place was nothing like I expected. There's trees. Quite a few of them.
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A thought occurs ...

I've been saying all along I want to build my rig to excel at RTS's. I've heard they are the most CPU-intensive games, but even they don't utilize all four cores. Is it wiser on my wallet to aim for an E8400? I've seen many a member has overclocked one to 4.0 GHz with some reach 5.0 GHz.
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