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I currently have 120$ and i'm trying to upgrade parts from my rig. What do you think would currently be the best upgrade route? (without changing platform). I was thinking either q6600 or e8400 but i'm not sure. What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 8
Either a Q6 or SSD no doubt. Oh and also some aftermarket cooling..
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Would a Q6600 give me a noticeable performance increase?
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Alright guys...i can get a q6600 for 100$ right now....is it a worthwhile upgrade?
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post #5 of 8
Yes get the q6600
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair Force 3 F60 Seagate Barracuda 250GB Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB Samsung DVD-RW 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Deep Cool Ice Blade Pro V2.0 Windows 8.1 Pro | x64 DELL P2314H DELL P2314H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
DELL P2314H Rapoo E9070 Silverstone ST60F NZXT Tempest Evo 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Rapoo 7800P Inno3D iChill  Swans M200MKIII Swans D1080-IV 
Other
NZXT Sentry 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 @ 3.4GHz  MSI Z77A G43 Inno3D GTX 470 Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB | 2x4GB | 9-9-9-24 | 1.5v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB Asus DVD-RW Stock Windows 8.1 Pro | x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Samsung PX2370 Samsung S20B300 Rapoo E9070 Silverstone ST50F-230 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 Generic Generic Altec Lansing ATP3 
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 | 3.2GHz | 1.28v Asus P5KPL AM/PS Inno3D 9500GT Apacer 4GB | 2x2GB | 1.8v 
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post #6 of 8
Go for an SSD. Just got the 64g OCZ Vertex 2 on newegg for 115. Cant wait til it comes
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post #7 of 8
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Alright guys...i can get a q6600 for 100$ right now....is it a worthwhile upgrade?
Yes and with your extra $$ get a good cooler
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i7 860 [4.0GHz @ 1.34v] Asus Maximus III Gene GTX 460 SE 12 GB GSkill ECO 1600 CL7 
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Seagate Barracuda 1.5 TB, Intel 120GB 520 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 LG Flatron 22' & LG Flatron 21' Logitech G15 
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i7 860 [4.0GHz @ 1.34v] Asus Maximus III Gene GTX 460 SE 12 GB GSkill ECO 1600 CL7 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate Barracuda 1.5 TB, Intel 120GB 520 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 LG Flatron 22' & LG Flatron 21' Logitech G15 
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post #8 of 8
Yea get the Q6600.
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