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Old 03-22-2008, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor - Retail

Which one of those is best?
If you can find a better processor, that would be great. (Intel or AMD works.)
This is for a gaming PC. I'm on a small budget. (Approx $200?)
This needs to be a good quality processor, lasting for approx. 4-5 years.

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Edit: I heard the Q6600 was good, but I'm not sure... It seems expensive.
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Since it's for a gaming PC, the Q6600 is the way to go, if you want it to last 4-5 years. And if you can find a Microcenter near you, they sell the Q6600 for $199.
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Default Re: Which processor to get?

Remember to make sure you have the matching motherboard.
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Default Re: Which processor to get?

well anything thats out right now in 4-5 years will practically be obsolete, but the q6600 would be your best bet.
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well anything thats out right now in 4-5 years will practically be obsolete, but the q6600 would be your best bet.
Well... we will see in 4-5 years wont we

But i think whoever bought the q6600 will be in the game for quite some time, maybe not on top but they will be up there.
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Yeah that Q6600 is tough to beat. I got mine for $199 at Microcenter a couple of weeks ago. SLACR stepping, too, so it was a heck of a deal.
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Q6600 Ftw
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Default Re: Which processor to get?

Q6600 is the best priceerformance ratio right now. It also overclocks like a champ, way more than the Phenoms from the reviews I've seen. I have mine running at 3.6GHz day to day and can hit near 4GHz for suicide benchmark runs.
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