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Old 10-27-2007, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have the e6850, but thinking of scrapping that and going with the q6600... any thoughts on this? is it better to stick w/ what I got because of the higher clocked speed and the better FSB? or is the quad core better than the dual, even though it is clocked lower and has lower FSB?
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Default Re: e6850 vs. q6600??

we've gone over this tons of times...

Q6600 or E6850
E8750 vs Q6600

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here...

but i'll spil it..

q6600 is slower in today games.. but future games will be Quad-Core supporting... so its a matter of 4 cores of 2.4ghz vs 2 cores at 3.0ghz... and the q6600 overclocks to 3.0ghz is easy anyways..
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Default Re: e6850 vs. q6600??

I thought I searched the forums thoroughly, but I guess not enough if I overlooked these threads... I apologize for my over-sight on this...
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eh its cool.. the search doesn't work when you type "e6850 vs q6600" but when you reverse it.. you get a lot of stuff.. but i copied and pasted the threads..

but i forgot to mention the q6600 has double the cache of the e6850..
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double cache double core >> hmm...
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i know it was probably one of the dumbest questions I have asked so far, but vernon told me on another thread I started (I seem to have started more than neccasry... oops... sorry again... any way to delete them?) that the q6600 was what I should have done...

but to do this would run up another $300 on the already towering tab of this build... the only thing I could do at that point is sell the e6850... but I didn't want to have to do that....

so hopefully by the time games are converted to supporting quad-cores my whole build will be obsolete and I will have to start COMPLETELY from scratch, at which time I will consult this forum BEFORE making any purchase...
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^ thats next month... when Crysis comes out.. I don't think you wanna build that quickly
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but that's just one title that'll be quad-core supported... I mean when dual-cores are obsolete... basically when most-all games are quad-core running...

but the e6850 wasn't that bad of a choice after all, no?
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its not a bad choice.... its just that you could have gotten two more cores with double the cache for less price..
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well... it's already here, opened, and installed on the mobo, so it would be throwing away $300 to upgrade to the q6600 at this point, unless I can find a buyer willing to put up w/ the fact that I already opened it, which I highly doubt...

so the e6850 it is for me then...
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