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Pretty blunt question - I know.
Anyway, to the point!
One of the main purposes of this computer I'm saving up to buy parts for is recording. That means a quad-core proc is a great choice, right?
Well, the Q6600 I want is at $200 on newegg right now, and that's a bit pricey. So I looked at the E8400, which is at $165.
Sounds like a good deal, but, can a dual-core proc *do* recording? All the programs and tasks?
I'd like to save as much money as possible, hence my interest in the E8400, but if it can't handle the work I want to put on it, I may just have to suck it up and save the extra for the Q6600.

Also, a bit off-topic, but is this a good deal?: $37.99 DDR2 800 RAM.
I may get some, but, I'm a little afraid of having slow speeds compared to DDR2 1000s or 1066s.
What do you guys think?

And thanks in advance.
 

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The e8400 is great for oc'g and gaming, but you'd be better off going quad.
The Q6600 is a workhorse, should be just what you need.

The AData stix are value but are a little better than the price suggests, but for a few more bucks there are better.
GSkill has some nice 2x2 1066's for ten extras.
 

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Pretty blunt question - I know.
Anyway, to the point!
One of the main purposes of this computer I'm saving up to buy parts for is recording. That means a quad-core proc is a great choice, right?
Well, the Q6600 I want is at $200 on newegg right now, and that's a bit pricey. So I looked at the E8400, which is at $165.
Sounds like a good deal, but, can a dual-core proc *do* recording? All the programs and tasks?
I'd like to save as much money as possible, hence my interest in the E8400, but if it can't handle the work I want to put on it, I may just have to suck it up and save the extra for the Q6600.

Also, a bit off-topic, but is this a good deal?: $37.99 DDR2 800 RAM.
I may get some, but, I'm a little afraid of having slow speeds compared to DDR2 1000s or 1066s.
What do you guys think?

And thanks in advance.

you can be patient and see if one of the ocn members selling a q6600 for cheap! XD
 

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I'd get the OCZ Reaper RAM that you linked..
But, I fear rebate offers.
I still haven't gotten any rebate money back from my Zotac video cards, and I sent that crap in.. um.. four or five months ago? Somewhere around there. Maybe even six.
 

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Thanks, I'll look into trying to score a Q6600 around here.
Any disadvantages of buying a 'used' processor?

None at all. Providing you buy it from a trustworthy source.
 

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i agree. bought mine used, it works like a charm. many people on here have as well
 

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Okay, sweet.
What about used RAM?
I'm really looking into running 8GB, but now I'm not sure.
I've heard it's pointless, but, I'm going to be using this comp for a lot of things, mostly recording. So is 8GB a good investment?
 

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Okay, sweet.
What about used RAM?
I'm really looking into running 8GB, but now I'm not sure.
I've heard it's pointless, but, I'm going to be using this comp for a lot of things, mostly recording. So is 8GB a good investment?
4GB is plenty if you ask me. Using 2 sticks will also cause less strain on the mobo.
 

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im buying a new cpu selling my Q6600 if your interested let me know
there ya go, and as for a quad running multimedia iv herd nothin but good things about the overall performance.
 
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