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What should I take Q8200 or E8500 ?

What will give me better performance?

mostly for gaming but still I need fast processor for desktop etc..
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e8500 for games, q8200 sucks, q6600 is better
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E8500 would be faster for definite esp. when oced to 4GHz+
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Quad will be increasingly useful for future gaming/applications since the i7 will be encouraging everyone to maximize their apps for quad core if they have not already!
 
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post #5 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post
Quad will be increasingly useful for future gaming/applications since the i7 will be encouraging everyone to maximize their apps for quad core if they have not already!
yeah, you have a point.

Id go q6600 or q9450.
    
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I have a Q6600 and I have it OC'ed so far to 2.8GHz without any voltage mods. I'm sure if you get the Q6600 you will be able to get in the low to mid 3's. But the E8500 you will be able to get it to 4 or even more. All 3 (E8500, Q6600 and Q8200 are the same price on New Egg)
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post #7 of 10
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E8500 would be faster for definite esp. when oced to 4GHz+
+1 Yes, E8500 is better and faster.
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post #8 of 10
I would choose the Q6600 over the Q8200 (the Q6600 overclocks very good) if you are thinking about the future, but at this moment the E8500 performs best at games.
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Wolfdale for sure.
    
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post #10 of 10
I would personally wait. Early next year most of the cpu prices will be dropping. When it does go ahead and get a quad cpu of your choice and try OC near 4.0Ghz. That's what I would do if I were in your shoes. But if you 'need' it now then go ahead with a Quad, sure C2D are cheaper but Duo's wont last you longer than a quad.

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