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Duo or Quad?

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April 27, 2007 5:39:51 PM

Should I purchase a low end Quad Core CPU or a high end Dual Core CPU?


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April 27, 2007 5:41:37 PM

Depends what you do with it
April 27, 2007 5:46:11 PM

if you OC low end duo.
if you don't high end duo.

If your primary use is data crunching or encoding/decoding then a quad.
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April 27, 2007 6:03:47 PM

Gaming...OCing...Video editing...Homework....Internet...
April 27, 2007 6:22:49 PM

i would get the q6600 - its the best!

if you have a micro atx ssf type system get a e6600, if you have good cooling get a q6600 run it a 3ghz with a good after marker cooler
fsb 1330 Vcore 1.28 or so
April 27, 2007 6:31:10 PM

Low or mid range dual core sounds good, like the e6600. There isn't much use for a quadcore yet and by the time there is they'll be so much cheaper that you can just buy one then and still save money as opposed to getting a q6600 now. For example, the Q6600 is around $530 now and the e6600 is around $230. So you save $300 getting an e6600. And the Q6600 is supposed to drop to $266 in Q3, so if that pans out you could get one then and have both a e6600 and a Q6600 for less than a Q6600 now.

Of course, I doubt a quadcore will be a big help then either, but the point stands. Maybe replace with a quadcore halfway through next year or something.