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Core 2 Duo 6600 or Pentium D 940?

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October 18, 2006 10:23:35 PM

Which one should I get? To be used mainly for a recording studio rig. Price is somewhat of an issue but if there's not a significant difference...
October 18, 2006 10:27:14 PM

What exactly is your price range? I'm tempted to tell you to get the E6600 but I need to find out what you have to work with..
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October 18, 2006 11:00:18 PM

I have a 1300 dollar budget. I could go for the 6600, but might have to leave out a hd or get some cheaper RAM. Does the performance difference between the 940 and the 6600 justify these cuts?
October 18, 2006 11:08:03 PM

Go for the E6400 instead and don't skimp on the RAM.
October 18, 2006 11:12:31 PM

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I have a 1300 dollar budget. I could go for the 6600, but might have to leave out a hd or get some cheaper RAM. Does the performance difference between the 940 and the 6600 justify these cuts?


You can get a 6600 and get another hard drive a little later, don't get crappy RAM if you're going for max performance. Or you could get a 6400 and overclock the sucker. I personally would get the 6600, overclock it, then get a another hard drive in a month or so.
October 18, 2006 11:12:48 PM

Take a look at how even the E6400 wipes the floor and cleans house with the 940D in Audio Encoding:
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Advantage: Core 2 Duo E6400 Allendale

Advantage: Core 2 Duo E6400 Allendale

Advantage: Core 2 Duo E6400 Allendale
October 18, 2006 11:15:58 PM

If you were doing video editing, I would go with the 6600. But for audio, I would do as DaSickNinja says:

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Go for the E6400 instead and don't skimp on the RAM.
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