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Old 08-09-2007, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys I've been doing alot of poking around looking for benchmarks, advice and from what I've been reading everyone says that unless your doing 3d STudio max or some other intensive app you don't need a quad. I mainly game... should I just go for the 6850? Or Q6600 for the future?
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They're the same price roughly. Personally i went with the quad just so i can make it longer without having to upgrade again.
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Q6600 might be all you need.
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q6600 is better for future proofing if you dont plan on upgrading in a long time, however the 6850 has unlocked multipliers,and will put out less heat,thus will overclock further without gettin as hot as a q6600.

I would go for the 6600
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Only the QX6850 has unlocked multipliers, and that processor is $1000+. I'm sure he only meant the E6850, which doesn't have the unlocked multiplier. It would get a higher overclock, but for the same price as the E6850, it's a no brainer to go for the Q6600.
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Ok thx guys I'm ordering tomorrow morning I'll post again when I get it built!
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q6600... because its quad-core unlike the e6850 which is dual-core.... and its 5$ cheaper for 2 extra cores...
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Q6600 is now $299 on newegg

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
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q6600... because its quad-core unlike the e6850 which is dual-core.... and its 10$ cheaper for 2 extra cores...
edit.... its 5$... i'll change that...
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