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Old 10-13-2008, 07:30 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Is the Q6600 slow for you? Q6600 is enough for most of the people since it is Quad Core for multitasking.
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Nope, not slow at all.
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Then you don't need an upgrade. Just save as much money right now for your new build in the future with Nehalem.

On November, the 45nm Nehalem is coming out the cheapest would be $300s. Next year Q4 2009, the 32nm Nehalem comes out. Also, the GTX 270 and GTX 290 are coming out soon.
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Yeh the Q6600 is still a good proc. You would only get around 10% increase in going up to a Penryn proc of the same speed.

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On November, the 45nm Nehalem is coming out the cheapest would be $300s. Next year Q4 2009, the 32nm Nehalem comes out.
Just be aware, the rest of the equipment for Nahalem is not going to be cheap - new x58 mobo, new ddr3 ram. They will probably be out of most peoples price range till Q2 2009.
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Yeh the Q6600 is still a good proc. You would only get around 10% increase in going up to a Penryn proc of the same speed.



Just be aware, the rest of the equipment for Nahalem is not going to be cheap - new x58 mobo, new ddr3 ram. They will probably be out of most peoples price range till Q2 2009.
We still don't know if the new DDR3 ram is going to be expensive. People say they are cheap and others say they will be expensive but you will see an increase in bandwidth then the current Dual Channel DDR3. The motherboard is going to start from $300 at least and above thats a good price for SLI and CrossFireX. now we don't need to buy 2 seperate motherboards.
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We still don't know if the new DDR3 ram is going to be expensive. People say they are cheap and others say they will be expensive but you will see an increase in bandwidth then the current Dual Channel DDR3. The motherboard is going to start from $300 at least and above thats a good price for SLI and CrossFireX. now we don't need to buy 2 seperate motherboards.
Expect the motherboard to cost from $250-$350, maybe even $450 for the ROG ASUS boards. CPU should cost around $300 on launch, and 6GB of DDR3-1333 should be around $300. It'll be a $1,000 upgrade for the CPU/MOBO/RAM.
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Mordred, go with the I45 and the G.Skill PI's both very good upgrades. They will serve you well.
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