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Old 05-12-2008, 04:53 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Why don't you get a q6600? You can overclock it and it will be better for the future.
I never understood why it's "better for the future", but can trust you on that.


I think he's getting the E8400 because It'd be better for gaming, the cores are at 3Ghz
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The q6600 is "for the future" (badly formed sentence) because it has 4 cores which games and programs do not utilize at the moment. Therefore, in the "future" games will use the full potential of the 4 cores thus making 2 core processors obsolete.

If he gets a q6600 then get will have +1-2 years more lifetime with his pc build minus graphics and ram. If he gets the E8400 then he may find himself coming back to tech forums in 2010 wanting a new build that can play Crysis 3 or Duke Nukem Forever. (pun intended)

On that note, if he does not plan to overclock or plans to build a new pc within a few years, the e8400 will be a better buy.
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As redmoon rightly pointed out, if you're going to get a new cpu in a few years, you might as well get the e8400 now.
I would get the e8400, seeing as in a few years, the q6600's will have come down VERY significantly in price, and 3 years is a pretty big time to be able to scrape maybe $100 bucks together.
Better gaming performance now, and in the future, sell it for a couple of bucks, and invest in a quad for those 'future' games
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