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Hey guys

Well my friends been telling me to get the Q6600 for next build but im starting to have some doubts. Arent there newer/better processors than the Q6600? I wouldnt mind spending an extra £100 or so.

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Q9300 has an FSB of 1333MHz which isn't much higher than 1066MHz. I would just get the Q6600 and overclock it.
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E8500 is faster in single threaded application and overclocks easily to 4Ghz.
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What will the computer be used for?
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What will the computer be used for?
Well gaming mostly, i know games at the moment dont use Quad Core but i like to future proof =|
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Well gaming mostly, i know games at the moment dont use Quad Core but i like to future proof =|
What board will you be using? Some boards can take Q9450s to 4.0Ghz. Once you pass 3.5Ghz on any CPU, you're not bottlenecking anything unless you're at 4KMiP(2560x1600)
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XFX 790i Ultra mobo
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Well gaming mostly, i know games at the moment dont use Quad Core but i like to future proof =|
well, for the record, nothing is future proof. I've seen also benchmarks on E8500 and it scored higher than the ones on Q6600, even in multithreaded games.
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Hmmmm well thanks alot guys for your time and help ill Rep+ everyone that was involved. Thanks again =]
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XFX 790i Ultra mobo
You could get a Q9450 and wouldn't have a problem pushing it to 3.4-3.5Ghz.
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well, for the record, nothing is future proof. I've seen also benchmarks on E8500 and it scored higher than the ones on Q6600, even in multithreaded games.
Those benchmarks must have had SSE4.1 instructions!
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