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Old 12-26-2008, 06:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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vernong, where do u see an antec 900?
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Don't count on overcloking a new Q6600 very much, the recent batches tend to be terrible overclockers.

Even if you do plan on multitasking I would still consider the E8400, its higher stock speed and incredible overcloking ability should make up for only being a dual core.
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Haha dont worry he wont be able to play fo a while. So quads are best for multitasking? Also can you OC a quad in the future?
You can OC a quad any time you like, however, the Q6600s that are out now will struggle to get past about 3.2GHz. In comparison an E8400 can get to around 3.8-4.0Ghz on air. So it really depends what you want to do with it. I know for my own sake i would rather have a quad because i do alot of graphics work and 3d rendering which uses all four cores (all at 100% while rendering...).
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can i downgrade the......hdd, psu, or the video card?
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can i downgrade the......hdd, psu, or the video card?
I wouldnt bother downgrading the video card, as they are normally at a pretty good price and any lower will struggle with newer games. Same for the HDD, you could get a 250GB or something but your only probably going to save a few dollars. The PSU can be downgraded to this though:

Newegg.com - Rosewill RP550-2 550W ATX12V v2.01 Power Supply - Power Supplies

but i doubt your saving much, and that PC P&C one is a great buy.

EDIT: I just realised the PC P&C is alot cheaper that i though atm. So disregard the Rosewill.
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Newegg.com - Linkworld 431-06 C.2222 Black SECC/SGCC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Computer Cases

Would this work instead of the case and the PSU i am using...remember i am tryin to save money.
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That PSU is really low quality.... Avoid it at all costs...
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Will it last until i can afford a new one?
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or......Newegg.com - Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Computer Cases
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Don't count on overcloking a new Q6600 very much, the recent batches tend to be terrible overclockers.

Even if you do plan on multitasking I would still consider the E8400, its higher stock speed and incredible overcloking ability should make up for only being a dual core.
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New q6600 do like 3 - 3.2ghz where as a e8400 will do about 4ghz (every chip is different though)
Less than that for a q6600, some are having trouble going past 3....
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