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ok, so teh Q6600 is cheaper than the x4 940 and it will overclock like a beast, but the intel is neck and neck with the 940 even if both are stock. the intel is clocked at 2.4ghz stock and the 940 is at 3.0ghz stock. the intel is known for reaching 4ghz easily, but the AMD will struggle to break 4ghz and be stable. in this crysis benchmark the Q6600 is only 6fps behind the 940 and the 940 is clocked 600mhz faster! if u OC the q6600 to equal the 3.0ghz of the 940, the q6600 will blow it away, did i mention the q6600 is cheaper?

there is also the Q8x00 that are cheaper than the 940 and have good performance.

just read through the rest of this review of the X4 940. they compare it to some intel and otehr AMD procs. im proud of my little dual core E5200, its only about 15fps behind the quad cores. games arent optimized for quad cores yet, very few are.

anyway, right now intel is the best, idk about canadian prices or even if newegg ships to Canada (if it does, definately use newegg lol) but both will perform well, but i think the intel will last longer. u can OC it when games start to get ahead of it, and that will give it a few more months, or a year, or quality performance.
I back this up 100%!!!! But I do have one exception: you may find it impossible to overclock a Q6600 to 4.0GHz unless you either get lucky, or use water cooling or better.

But Nick, this is the reason why I mentioned that Intel is better right now. I'm not a fan of either AMD or Intel, but, rather, I side with whoever is "winning", and that is definitely Intel right now.
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yea, this is true, i didnt consider cooling, just looking at CPUs. but any quad core will put out a good amount of heat. but once agian, intel runs cooler than AMD due to more advanced manufacturing processes and different architectures.

like i said originally, i love AMD, they are the little chip that could. right now they are behind, but hopefully soon they will be able to take out intel like they used to.
    
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Keep in mind that for gaming systems, if you have either a core i7 or a phenom II 940, your cpu wont be a problem, and you might want to worry more about graphics cards. Id also like to say I've built alot of pcs, and configured many more, and AMD systems are without exception cheaper than intel systems, although intel systems may have better performance on paper, but chances are, with a GTX295 or a 4870x2 your not going to notice a massive difference in gaming.
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Keep in mind that for gaming systems, if you have either a core i7 or a phenom II 940, your cpu wont be a problem, and you might want to worry more about graphics cards. Id also like to say I've built alot of pcs, and configured many more, and AMD systems are without exception cheaper than intel systems, although intel systems may have better performance on paper, but chances are, with a GTX295 or a 4870x2 your not going to notice a massive difference in gaming.
the i7 and both those video cards are out of his price range and the GTX295 will blow away the 4870x2 the 4870x2 was barely ahead of the GTX280, and the GTX295 is a dual-gpu version of the GTX280, pretty much.

its true that teh newer CPUs wont bottleneck the video cards to a point of being noticed, but they are pricey.

AMD is cheaper, but u can find intel chips at same price range that perform on par or better than AMD and intel will OC better with better temps.

he already has 2x8800gts in SLI. none of the CPUs i recomended will hinder the performance of these cards. the E8400, Q6600, or X4 940 will be more than enough to keep up with your video cards.
Edited by IntelConvert - 2/20/09 at 10:41pm
    
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