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Old 11-19-2008, 01:30 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I agree. I saw a pretty big increase by moving to quad core from dual core. I was always like: "meh...apps aren't optimized for 4 cores yet" before I actually got one and saw the boost in performance. But seriously the Q6600 would be a better investment.

As far as the i7 goes....wait. They will be releasing 8 cores soon and the prices are way too outrageous right now. An X58 mobo is still over $300 and triple channel DDR3 is $300 as well (6gb kits). I also read that the new Intel SSD's are as much of an improvement or more than the i7's in new PC's. Considering they are $600 that is also a rediculous price to pay to have the newest, but not necessarily the best.

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I am in the Uk not so hot the prices on newegg the difference here is about £60 (approx $100) which is why I always reccomend C2D over quad as you can understand the gap is not justified with that much difference

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