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2500k is not a benching chip. You're thinking of 980x.

2600k gets me 30% higher frames than my Q6600.

"Perfect" for gaming? Hello, 2007 called, they want their 4 year-old CPU back.
Funny man. But no, still no point. outside of 775 he will need a new CPU, MoB and RAM. Buying most of his 775 build second hand would be half the price of the cheapest 2500k build out there.

Q6600 @ 3.5Ghz + is still a great chip and could last another year, if not two for a budget gamer. (Dont forget, I'm still on C2D, and I still play all the games I like at very decent settings.)

Prove me wrong that the Q6600 is useless in modern day gaming. You can't, becuase, if configured correctly, with a decent GPU, it can still bring back a good 50FPS on most modern games at decent res/settings. And thats by far MORE then enough.
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Not. Necessary... He wants a gaming PC, not a benchmark bulldozer. The Q6600 is PERFECT for gaming.
Exactly..
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No, you dont buy SB just for overclocking. Fail.

Besides, did he say he will overclock?
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post #34 of 103
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Funny man. But no, still no point. outside of 775 he will need a new CPU, MoB and RAM. Buying most of his 775 build second hand would be half the price of the cheapest 2500k build out there.

Q6600 @ 3.5Ghz + is still a great chip and could last another year, if not two for a budget gamer. (Dont forget, I'm still on C2D, and I still play all the games I like at very decent settings.)

Prove me wrong that the Q6600 is useless.
Yes, it might cost double to get a 2500k.

But for someone like him, who doesn't live in a place where he can upgrade every two years, he NEEDS to get something future-proof.

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If you're buying a new PC, getting a Q6600 is HUGE mistake.
He is NOT buying a new PC. I already told him buying it from new would be a waste, and that second hand (ebay) is his best bet (£50-£60 on average.) Show me a price in the i5/i7 range that can offer the same, or anywhere near the performance to price ratio...
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No, you dont buy SB just for overclocking. Fail.

Besides, did he say he will overclock?
OF COURSE you buy SB for overclocking.

These chips can do 5.0Ghz on AIR.

He doesn't have to SAY he will overclock - he'd be stupid not to.
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I'm going to buy a Q8400 if i decide to go on the Socket 775 route
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He is NOT buying a new PC. I already told him buying it from new would be a waste, and that second hand (ebay) is his best bet (£50-£60 on average.) Show me a price in the i5/i7 range that can offer the same, or anywhere near the performance to price ratio...
He's buying a new CPU and a new motherboard.

So, instead of spending 125$ on a Q6600 and 75$ on a MB.

He should spend 200$ on a 2500k and 150$ on a P67 MB.

If he does, he won't have to upgrade in a year, which will cost him more.
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OF COURSE you buy SB for overclocking.

These chips can do 5.0Ghz on AIR.

He doesn't have to SAY he will overclock - he'd be stupid not to.
No actually, where the hell did you get that?

It depends on the user, if it meets its needs, no need to OC.



And to the guys whining about the Q6600

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Yes, it might cost double to get a 2500k.

But for someone like him, who doesn't live in a place where he can upgrade every two years, he NEEDS to get something future-proof.

That is true. For someone that just simply DOSN'T have the money to blow on such a system...

And the image is a poor statement, stop trying to get cute. The Q6600 is @ 2.4GHz stock. Show me a benchmark with it @ 3.5GHz. My advice is solid, its you that just has a ridiculous cash flow that allows you to spend freely so to you it makes no sense. If he had said my budget was XXX you think I wouldn't suggest a i5/i7 build?
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OCZ Vector 256GB SSD + 3TB Seagate DVD/RW H100i Windows XP Pro SP3 / Windows 8 X64 
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23" Dell Random Dell Keyboard 1000W Fractual Design Newton Fractal Define R4 
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Pentium M 755 @ 2.0Ghz ~ 2MB Cache 915GM 2 x 1GB Kingston HyperX RAM 60GB IDE/PATA SSD @ 100Mbps 
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