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Don't forget the E0 stepping.
I'm waiting to see what this gives.
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Sure, a 10x multi is great, but is the price really worth it? If you take 450x9, you still have a 4.05 GHz overclock. You're talking like it's a huge difference between that and 4.5 GHz.

Once you have RAM clocked a good bit over 1000 MHz, timings aren't such a big deal. RAM with 5-5-5-15 at 1066 will be as good as 4-4-4-12 at 800. Faster clocks help mask looser timings.
post #23 of 30
I only read the first page but I can say that the 8500 is a way better clocker than the 8400's. Also forget all about the 45nm quads
    
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I only read the first page but I can say that the 8500 is a way better clocker than the 8400's. Also forget all about the 45nm quads
Some 8500's

Not all of them, though. You just always get the sweet chips

EDIT: I really should say most 8500's, but not all (from what I've seen, anyway)
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post #25 of 30
ok but lets say you dont have to pay and you have to choose from following cpu's:
E8400
E8500
E8600
Q6600
Q9450

what will be the best CPU?
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post #26 of 30
it would have to be the e8600 for me

but if it wasnt a primary gaming machine it would be the yorkfield
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post #27 of 30
considering, you don't do much heavy multi-tasking, you do a lot of gaming, you overclock pretty well, you have a decent motherboard, and you have an excellent aftermarket cooler, GO WITH THE E8600 (when it comes out) IF MONEY IS NO OPTION. If you wanna stick with quad-cores, definitely GO WITH THE Q9450
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post #28 of 30
If you take price out of the equation, that leaves only performance. Among the chips listed, I would rather have the E8600.
post #29 of 30
I would give up 1-5ish fps in games and have faster performance in everything else

Go for the Q9450
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post #30 of 30
Quad core all the way!!!!!!!!!
Running virus scan, spyware scan, disc cleanup, browsing the web at OCN, downloading a movie, and still have head room to do more, is what makes me never buy a dual core. My quads speed has huge potential to clock higher then 3.6 as well, i see no need for it atm and my chip will be staying healthy for me to last through the long run.

Get a quad or keep your q6600.

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