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If you've got an extra $100 laying around, by all means get the Q9550. Once you OC it will pwn any dual core in any game.
now that's not entirely true

There aren't too many quad threaded games, and even those that do exist ...most of them you'd have a tough time telling the dual and quad from eachother when they were clocked the same...not to mention clocking quads at high FSBs is not entirely easy all the time, so the dual might be clocked higher.
    
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Get the Q6600 if you plan on keeping it for 2 years. Dual cores will become just like single cores are now useless in gaming.
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In 2 years a q6600 is going to be slowness. It's already about 2 years old.
    
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In 2 years a q6600 is going to be slowness. It's already about 2 years old.
+1 this is the same argument I give people when they ask me why do i overclock if I know that it will reduce the lifespan of the processor. I don't know, maybe it's me but I can't seem to make a processor die before it loses its usefulness anyways...
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post #25 of 52
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Get the Q6600 if you plan on keeping it for 2 years. Dual cores will become just like single cores are now useless in gaming.
Stop spreading lies. Games are hardly optimized for duals, much less quads.
post #26 of 52
one pretty big problem with the q6600, the new batches can't overclock for your life
the older ones are beastly with overclocks though, so if you can find one, go for it
i have an e8500, and all i can say is that the performance is outstanding for multitasking, then again, i have it at 4.275 ghz on air
but its all up to you
ohand may i recommend a gigabyte ep45-ud3p, it's a beast overclocker and its only about $130 USD i think
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Stop spreading lies. Games are hardly optimized for duals, much less quads.
Depends on which games.
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post #28 of 52
my vote is for the E8x00
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post #29 of 52
I just upgraded from a e2180 to a E8400 and its amazing. My e2180 could barely make 3.0Ghz at 1.45v and my E8400 makes 4.05 without a sweat on 1.28v. I am currently testing 4.275Ghz and its stable so far at 1.31v. I love it
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post #30 of 52
I just upgraded from a AMD X2 5000 BE running @ 3.2 to a E8400. Running this chip @ stock was noticeably quicker. I know that it's not a fair comparison AMD dual to Intel dual but I wanted to say it.

I do find that the E8400 runs great though
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