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Old 04-17-2008, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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In continuing with my 3 month () upgrade plan, I have now decided to replace my processor too. I currently have an e6320 clocked at 3.GHz stable. The temps are 27oC and a highish 60oC with stock cooling. I'm assuming I should only get .2 or so increase with a Tuniq Tower, so I've decided an upgrade might benefit me.
I have 3 choices, e8400, q6600 or q9300. I have Crysis etc. but the quad core still looks the better deal, the price difference included. Also, I hear there's price cuts at the end of April so is there a big difference

PS:-Other upgrades include 8600GT->8800GTS, DS3R->Maximus Formula, and a decent case and cooler (at last). Still not sure about the mobo upgrade though?
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The Q6600 if your not going to upgrade for a long time, the E8400 if your going to uprade to a 32nm or 45nm quad core in under 1.5 years.

I wouldn't even consider the Q9300
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The Q6600 if your not going to upgrade for a long time, the E8400 if your going to uprade to a 32nm or 45nm quad core in under 1.5 years.

I wouldn't even consider the Q9300
Ok, so basically I should get the e8400, I will upgrade once the new chips come out this fall, but they also bring a new socket with them, hence my current mobo is outdated, I might just keep the Ds3R considering I don't need SLi, just assumed I could get a better overclocker after 6-8 months.
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Correct.
Short Term == E8400
Long Term == Q6600
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Ok, but will the motherboard I have be good enough to get anywhere near the 4.0GHz the e8400's are capable of (I obviously am getting a Tuniq Tower or Thermalright 120)
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"Should" be fine...
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Well could you suggest a better motherboard, been trying to get an answer to that question for ages! See my other posts
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Why do you need a new motherboard? You haven't even tried overclocking the E8400 on your current one.

Try first and if it doesn't work out then I and others will reccomend a board.
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