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for pure gaming frames-per-second performance, the duallys are still pulling away from the quads at the high end... ATM, higher clockspeeds > more cores for gaming performance. Very few games (or other apps) are coded to utilize all 4 processing threads in a quad-core. Yes, a quad is technically more "future-proof" but that's what I said about my Q6600 B3 almost a year ago and its still not being used to its full potential so now I'm considering going back to a dual-core (promise of a 4+GHz chip is sooo tempting).

As for overclocks, you're looking at about ~4.0GHz for the E8400, ~3.2GHz for the Q6600 and maybe 3.6GHz with a Q6700 cause of the unlocked multi... Thats if you're lucky and you have stellar air-cooling or a water setup.

I'd say go with the E8400... It will serve you well for the next while and by the time the majority of apps utilize 4 cores, there will be more efficient, cooler-running (higher OC) quads.
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If your looking for a performance gain in games I'd suggest going with a better gpu instead of a processor. I just thought I'd throw that out there.
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Ok thanks. I am probably going to go for quad then. What model should I get? Q6700 has a X10 multiplier and a faster stock speed, or should I go for Q6600?
the higher multiplie is not worth extra $ imo,simply overclock a cheap Q6600 , it will give you the same performance and save you a few bucks.
    
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Ok thanks. I am probably going to go for quad then. What model should I get? Q6700 has a X10 multiplier and a faster stock speed, or should I go for Q6600?
obviously the Q6700 is a faster processor and with a x10 multi, you should get a easier and more stable OC. but in terms of price/performance ratio, i'd say go for the Q6600. i just got mine today
    
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post #15 of 34
For that price range, may I recommend the Q9450? It is a nice processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115042

That also leaves you enough to get another 2 x 1GB kit.
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Gri3f3r What gpu would you recommend instead of buying a new processor?
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What does your E6750 run at?

TBH, if you've got good clocks out of it, you probably wouldn't notice that much of a difference with a new CPU for gaming. Get some new RAM or use that money for something else like an HD4870 which would really be a noticeable improvement over the 8800GT.
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Gri3f3r What gpu would you recommend instead of buying a new processor?
4850's are about double the video card that you have right now and I've seen them for $150. If you want to spend more I'd suggest a 4870 for $300.
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Gri3f3r What gpu would you recommend instead of buying a new processor?
What resolution do you game at?
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