Originally Posted by overlord20
how future proof is the E8500? and how much of an actual difference is there between the e8500 and the q6600
Neither the processors/motherboard/or ram are future proof.
-The e8500 is newer than the q6600 and has a higher clock speed, can overclock like crazy (4ghz), and runs cooler.
-the e8500 will play games faster too, compared to the q6600.
(the e8500 and the q9550 are both 45nm technology compared to the older q6600 65nm tech.) the 45mn is more efficient and runs cooler.
if you wanted to be future proof you would have to invest in a core i7 setup (cpu,mbo,ram)