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question about q6600 price drop at newegg

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April 21, 2007 2:51:10 AM

I was planning on getting the q6600 at the price drop because I heard it was going to be cut to $530.00 from the $835.00 dollars that it was at. Apparently that was supposed to happen on the 22nd, however I saw tonight that it only dropped to 659.00. Is that it, or will it drop more before the 22nd? If so I will be really bummed.
April 21, 2007 3:24:46 AM

ok so assuming I go for an e6700 instead, what kind of performance difference would I notice between that and the pentium D 930 I have now?
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April 21, 2007 3:27:22 AM

Umm, wait 1 1/2 days and find out for yourself. 8O
WTF, do you think we are all clairvoyant or something? :evil: 
April 21, 2007 3:27:59 AM

It's not even the 22nd, calm down. The price's will still drop more, they've been dropping the past month or so by about 20 bucks a week on the cheaper models. To be honest the q6600 is slightly bottlenecked from what I've heard. Go get an e6600 for 240, overclock it to 3.5ghz and be happy with life.
April 21, 2007 3:31:22 AM

Odd, it seems ZipZoomFly has much better pricing than NewEgg lately.
Is NewEgg getting too big for itself? :?
April 21, 2007 3:52:17 AM

No I don't think your clairvoyant, I was just trying to figure out if the price will continue to drop ( is it typical to drop a couple bucks as it gets near to the final date) or if it was set in stone. I've been out of the technology loop for awhile. relax. If you can't help then don't waste my time with your smarta$$ posts.
April 21, 2007 3:56:21 AM

Just joking dude, relax.
A lot of us are waiting for the price drop, my guess is it will drop a little more but not much.
April 21, 2007 4:03:18 AM

k well I wasn't sure. I am used to gamespot forums, where everyone's a troll. or a sheep. or a cow.

I've been told the e6600 is better than the e6700, due to its overclocking, and from what I've seen this appears to be true. Any particular fan you recommend for overclocking? I've always had good performance with thermaltakes.
April 21, 2007 4:21:49 AM

Fan??? 8O
Aerocool, Apevia, Noctua, Papst, or SilenX. It depends on what you are trying to do with the system ( silent, high air flow, cool lighting mods...)

Water cooling or phase change is the way to go for processor, northbridge, and VGA cooling. 8)
April 21, 2007 4:45:05 AM

I dont have the money for watercooling on top of what I am building. at least not right now. I am just looking for something quiet that will keep this processor cool for overclocking. I dont want to take it so far that I need to watercool it. I got the Thermaltake Armor for its airflow, so that should help a bit.
April 21, 2007 4:55:20 AM

The one with the huge fan on the side?
Awesome case.
What heatsink are you looking at?
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro and ZALMAN CNPS9500 are both good units for around $50.
April 21, 2007 5:00:07 AM

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I was planning on getting the q6600 at the price drop because I heard it was going to be cut to $530.00 from the $835.00 dollars that it was at. Apparently that was supposed to happen on the 22nd, however I saw tonight that it only dropped to 659.00. Is that it, or will it drop more before the 22nd? If so I will be really bummed.


So you didn't hear that the Q6600 will drop around to $250 in October?
I'd buy a cheapy C2D for the next few months and get the Q6600 later and still be about $100 ahead of the game!
April 21, 2007 5:01:15 AM

yeah its a good case, its got a bunch of fans, comes with two 90mm fans to attach right behind the the hd bays. only problem is the case is like 40 lbs without anything in it.

I was looking at the arctic cooling freezer pro. looks like a nice fan.
April 21, 2007 5:08:57 AM

For $150 you could get the Corsair Nautilus 500, it dissipates 500w and would keep your processor nice and cool. It dosn't take long to install, looks good, you can add a VGA block, and you can mod it later on for better performance.
IMO, It is one of the best entry level water cooling kits.
April 21, 2007 5:17:03 AM

Yea, they all eventually drop in price.
Bad thing is, if you wait too long something much better is out.
April 21, 2007 5:24:25 AM

If you want to wait until October like RJ said you could get an E4300 0r e6300 and buy a good water cooling kit now, OC the heck out of it, Then buy a quad in 6 months. You will already have the Water cooling setup for it and you can sell the old processor on ebay.
April 21, 2007 6:23:27 AM

I think what I am gonna do is go with the ASUS P5N32 -E SLI 680i mobo, get an e6600, either get the arctic heatsink or the nautilus you were talking about, hold on to the ram that I have for now, (i've been told that even though the mem standard is ddr2 800, my ddr2 667 will work fine) and then wait 6 months for the quad core to drop to $266.

I've never done water cooling before. This will be new for me. if you have any pointers or anything I should know plz lemme know.
April 21, 2007 6:48:42 AM

I wanna have a case with two microatx boards in it and a KVM switch...one with a quadcore that does all my net crack/downloads and F@H and the other a cheapass dual core for gaming...that doesn't have any other BS runningon it...maybe run linux or some crap...this stuff is getting cheap....

2 gigs of corsiar 675 ram 120 bucks on newegg...thats way super cheap for C2D ram...
April 21, 2007 7:05:37 AM

The place I usually shop at had them at 799€ until yesterday, then they dropped to 534€ so I'm fairly sure prices will go down more.

Note, I'm talking euro's here, not dollars. Still, the numbers speak for themselves.
April 21, 2007 7:12:09 AM

Just follow the directions that come in the Nautilus 500 kit and you won't have any problems.
There will be a piece of protective clear plastic film on the bottom of the CPU waterblock, make sure you remove it before installition(do not touch the "shinny" copper. The oil from your hands will interfere with thermal transfer, if you do use 90% isopropyl alcohol to clean it).
I like Artic Silver 5 better than the thermal paste Corsair supplies with the kit.
Do not run the pump without liquid in it, that will kill the pump.
Personally I run any water loop for about 8 hours after installiation with no power to the PC (hook it up to another power supply, you can jumper the grean wire to any black wire on the ATX 20 or 24pin plug) to check for leaks. During this test phase you may need to add coolant to the system as the air is removed from the loop.
Use steamed distilled water with the additive, do not use spring, tap, or mineral water.
I have built 8 systems(1 for myself) with the Nautilus 500 and have had no problems with any of them.
The E4300 @ 3.3Ghz I own is cooled with this system. (with a few mods :wink: )
April 21, 2007 3:34:50 PM

thx for the heads up on the copper plating. I am gonna go see what they have and do my last bits of pricing and research today and tomorrow morning. let you know what the outcome is. I might grab an ASUS P5N32 E sli mobo, I understand doing an OC is a bit more simple then doing it on the striker extreme. Probably gonna go with an e6600 for now. I wonder what the q6600 can overclock to?
April 21, 2007 5:29:08 PM

Go for the Q6600. They are starting to add quad core support to games now. Its worth it
April 21, 2007 6:29:36 PM

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I wonder what the q6600 can overclock to?

About 3.0 GHz (raise the FSB to 1333 from 1066) on air cooling is what I've seen reported. This compares to 3.6 GHz and up reported for the e6600.
April 22, 2007 4:43:18 AM

so I bought the p5n32 mobo today, along a 1kw psu for 8800 SLI, OC, and whatnot...going with the q6600 for sure...The damn psu won't fit in my thermaltake armor case. I imagine I might not need a 1kw psu but I am not sure...lemme know.
April 22, 2007 4:56:45 PM

Ive seen people do 8800's in SLi with 800 watts, but I would go 1K for sure
April 22, 2007 10:50:13 PM

Wow.. and i thought i had a good psu at 680 :( 
April 22, 2007 11:16:39 PM

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k well I wasn't sure. I am used to gamespot forums, where everyone's a troll. or a sheep. or a cow.

I've been told the e6600 is better than the e6700, due to its overclocking, and from what I've seen this appears to be true. Any particular fan you recommend for overclocking? I've always had good performance with thermaltakes.
I used to post there, bunch of kids and asshats, i rarely visit there anymore.
April 23, 2007 12:04:35 AM

I never said 800 cant handle it. All I said was I as in me, would go for 1K if I was doing SLi to be sure
April 23, 2007 1:18:36 AM

Mine gives 52A. Is that ok?
April 23, 2007 2:34:36 AM

TT 680W truepower... Don't know if its multi rail
April 23, 2007 3:21:05 AM

i ordered mine today from zip zoom fly at $559
April 23, 2007 3:58:37 AM

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k well I wasn't sure. I am used to gamespot forums, where everyone's a troll. or a sheep. or a cow.

I've been told the e6600 is better than the e6700, due to its overclocking, and from what I've seen this appears to be true. Any particular fan you recommend for overclocking? I've always had good performance with thermaltakes.


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http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/Air-ftopict2313...
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