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Hey all, I'm putting some stuff together for a major upgrade on a computer I have laying around.

I have a comparison for four processors that I'm considering.
Unfortunately for me, I'm not all that great at comparing and I'm not sure which to get. First off I can go dual or quad core, however the quads are less GHz than the duals and around the same amount of $$

any advice??

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...a22421&bop=And
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A Q6600 maybe?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017

More cache than the quads you are considering and cheaper too
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I would get 85, because even thou 86 is a great chip it is not worth almost 100 $ more.
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A Q6600 maybe?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017

More cache than the quads you are considering and cheaper too
Even though the FSB speed is less? (1066 as opposed to 1333)
Or maybe that doesn't matter as much. I'm most definitely no expert.
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post #6 of 14
get an e8400 if u dont need more than 3ghz stock for a really good price. or if you want to take it a step higher, go for the e8500. imho, i would get the e8500.

or...

actually, get the q9300! for $179 amazing!! deal!!! ever!!!!

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0299998
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^ yeah, def get that quad core. Amazing price!
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post #9 of 14
your choice

e8500
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post #10 of 14
I say, get 2 AM2 6000+ and give 1 to me. Or I guess get 1 cpu haha. E8500(personally E8400 is a better priceerf ratio) or a q9300, but i think the q series that end in 50 are the nicer ones that OC better. (i.e. the q9450 or 9550)
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