Originally Posted by Hussein19891
Dude most applications don't even use or require more then one core. Besides his upgrading in another 2 years anyways. Since there really is no difference between dual core and quad core in gaming at the moment. It makes no sense why he should blow his money on a Q6600 at the moment. Because by the time his ready for his next upgrade there will be better Processors out by then with higher clock speeds as well.
This is what i always thought and why i never liked ppl saying "get q6600 itll be more future proof." Never should future proof be used when talking about computers.
I've seen benchmarks of e8400 > q6600 in fps terms because of the higher clock speed and the fact that most current games dont use 4 cores, and barely use 2 cores. When the future rolls around that uses 4 cores, q6600 wont be so hot anymore, you'll be looking at the nehalem chips.
Where are you buying that the q6600 is cheaper than e8400 tho?