urgent need help intel Q6600 or QX6700

hi guys i need help i'm building my gaming and video editing pc.but i'm lil bit confuse which one should i buy
Q6600 or QX6700.price is double different.should i get any benefit by paying double price.
thanks in adbance
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  1. At stock speeds, the 6600 runs at 2.4GHz. The 6700 runs at 2.66Ghz, so it is faster, but only by 10%. Not really worth twice the price. However, you can overclock both of the chips and run them faster, if you were of a mind to do so. As such, you could run the 6600 at 2.66Ghz fairly easy, for all entire purposes making it a 6700.
  2. I agree with Turpit. The only reason you should go with any of the "X" series is if you're into major overclocking (They have unlocked multipliers).

    Also, come July 22, the price of the 6600 is supposed to go below $300 - while the 6700 isn't scheduled for this price drop.
  3. I say, get the QX6700! If you are too dumb to read the CPU charts for yourself, and/or too rich to care, just get the faster one.
  4. I think go with Q6600. I own a Q6600 and E6600 for video editing, and the performance is not that much different. So I guest if you go with QX the performance is not that big of a gap. However, if you plan to do video editing go with RAID 0 for your OS and application, and plenty of memory.
  5. Go for the q6600 unless you want to serious OC.
    If you are serious about OC then the q6700 is far better... q6600 kind of sucks to OC; trust me, I wish I bought 6700 but $ dictates life.
  6. limpman said:
    hi guys i need help i'm building my gaming and video editing pc.but i'm lil bit confuse which one should i buy
    Q6600 or QX6700.price is double different.should i get any benefit by paying double price.
    thanks in adbance
    I'll post this again. The article should completely clear this up for you. Here is a snippet from the conlusions. The article is a good read.
    Quote:
    As stated in the review, almost every Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad we tried in the P35 ASUS P5K and P5K3 ran at 1333 FSB at the default multiplier and default voltage. The only processors that required any voltage increase were the top line Core 2 Extreme processors. This free 25% overclock, which still allows everything else in the system to run at default values, is exciting. It is so exciting we have to wonder how long Intel will allow this in the marketplace.
    http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=2989&p=1
  7. thanks all of you guys for help.now i'll go wid Q6600 thanks again.
  8. Wow...I thought the 6700 was comming down to the 6600 price...otherwise we will be paying up to 3x the price for less than a 10% rise.

    I too am in the same boat, the q6600 oc quite easily to 6700 speeds and with proper cooling even beyond that of qx6800.

    Though..with unlocked multipliers on the X series...its a tough question, I am myself leaning towards the 6700 due to this, though still haven't said no to the 6600.
  9. in many cases the qx6700 is worth the price it will run at higher voltages - since you can get them for $600-$700 on ebay.

    The q6600 sometimes will not want to run much faster then 2.8ghz

    evey qx6700 i have used runs 3.2-3.3ghz air and 3.4-3.6 on water

    i would suggest a q6600 for air cooling under at 3ghz if want more speed then go with the qx6700

    if you water cooling then qx6700 for 3.5ghz


    voltage is locked on quad cores - qx6700 seems to run faster its a better part

    why water cooling? the gpu and overclocking the cpu.

    if your running an hd 2900ht or 8800gtx oc or 8800ultra water cooling will lower temps 20c - koolance systems are super easy to set up totally fool proor and work great - way better then tec cooling

    if your running a 8800gts go all air cooling and run a q6600
  10. On July 22nd the QX6700 is infact getting a pricecut to the current Q6600 price (~$530). It is also losing its extreme tag and being renamed to the Q6700. The QX6800 and QX6850 will be the new "performance" CPUs.
  11. This image has the HKEPC pricecut information:
    http://www.hkepc.com/bbs/attachment.php?aid=524544

    The QX6800 and QX6850 are supposed to stay somewhere in the $1000 range.
  12. The q6700 won't have an unlocked multiplier, as only extreme series Intel cpus have that. Also unlocked multipliers make it easier to overclock, but will reach about the same speeds as those of locked cpus unless you have insane cooling, such as phase cooling.
  13. okey guys i'v order my pc followed by...and will be arrive coming july-17-tuesday.
    CPU-Q660(this one is i'v got by pricecut price before intel announce=HK$2430) current price is now HK$4163
    Motherboard-asus p5k
    Memory-A data DDR-2 800 2GB
    HDD-WD 160GB 7200rpm SATA
    Graphic-Asus 8800GTX 768Mb
    Power supply-Icute 450w
    CD rom-LG GSA-4166B
    this is it.
    i need one thing to decide.should i need extra sound card or is it okey wid build in motherboard sound card for game play wid 5.1 speaker? help me guys.
    Thanks in advance.
  14. I don't know when the G0 stepping should hit out but I would get a Q6600... Go to somewhere like Fry's and insure that you can get that stepping and it will be worth any price hit... They're eXtremely sweet.

    I'm not around much anymore but I know some guys that could tell you all about that CPU and others jus like it.
  15. Quote:
    Dude, I think you're going to have issues with a 450W power supply in that system.

    OMG are you sure? i ask that salsperson about the power supply he told me it is enough for me.can any body help
    which is the best ...w should i buy?
    thanks!!
  16. depends on your budget,
    im personally getting corsair HX620, thermaltake toughpower series get good reviews also
    check out PSU reviews here
    http://jonnyguru.com/
  17. Defenitly That psu Is not even near of what you need for that GPU, you just lost your money in that psu, And for for that CPU and That GPU you need at least 650W power supply of a good brand like

    Thernmaltake, OCZ or Corsair Those are very good ones.
  18. akahuddy said:
    I don't know when the G0 stepping should hit out but I would get a Q6600... Go to somewhere like Fry's and insure that you can get that stepping and it will be worth any price hit... They're eXtremely sweet.
    I'm not around much anymore but I know some guys that could tell you all about that CPU and others jus like it.


    They'll be available July 16 but stores will, of course, unload their old inventory first.

    limpman said:
    OMG are you sure? i ask that salsperson about the power supply he told me it is enough for me.can any body help
    which is the best ...w should i buy?
    thanks!!


    You're at about 330 watts with what you've listed but I've added a few things:
    3-USB devices
    1-120mm fan
    1-80mm fan
    1-56K modem
    1-DVD-RW/DVD+RW Drive
    Allowing for a loss in wattage capacity over a years time (20%)...

    ...and you're drawing about a 450 watt equivalent at peak load.

    This isn't exact but it gives you an idea of where you stand. Keep in mind I haven't accounted at all for overclocking.

    Do you you smell something burning...
  19. thanks for help you guys...okey i'll going to change power supply.but how much watts can i get.
    i'll going to add 2 dvd-rw drive
    1 sata hdd.
    gigabyte liquid cooling-GH-WIU02
    and going to over clock cpu.
    please help me?
    thanks
  20. Limp, If I were you I would invest in a better water cooling setup. Dump that gigabyte liquid cooling-GH-WIU02 and go with something like the Swiftech H20-220. I know it will cost you some more cashola but it will pay dividens in the long run. Those Quads need some good cooling if they are to be over clocked.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835108076




    Motherboard: EVGA T1 680i
    CPU: E6600 L646G494 @ 3.7Ghz. 1:1 Ratio Linked & Synced Voltage 1.44 Load Temp 45c
    Idle Temp. 25c
    SPP:1.45volts, MCP: 1.50volts
    Memory: Mushkin PC2 8000 2gig's 4-5-4-11, 2T Voltage 2.1
    Swiftech Water Cooling H20-220
    Video: One EVGA 8800GTS 320MB
    Power Supply: Silverstone 750W
    OS: XP Pro

    Soon to be a Q6600
  21. limpman said:
    thanks for help you guys...okey i'll going to change power supply.but how much watts can i get.
    i'll going to add 2 dvd-rw drive
    1 sata hdd.
    gigabyte liquid cooling-GH-WIU02
    and going to over clock cpu.
    please help me?
    thanks


    With the below list in mind, you’re looking at a 650-700 watt PSU. In fact, I’d probably step up to a 750. Who knows when you may want to drop a few HDD’s for a RAID array and a couple more sticks of RAM in it.

    Don’t skimp on quality here. Get one with an efficiency rating of 80%+ (85%+ is excellent) and make sure it has Over Voltage Protection. Also remember that larger fans are quieter.


    Asus P5k
    Q6600
    Overclocked-3200MHz
    2 sticks DDR2
    8800GTX 768MB single card
    CD ROM Drive
    3-USB devices
    1-120mm fan
    1-80MM fan
    1-56k modem
    2-DVD RW Drives
    2-Sata HDDs
    Keyboard & Mouse
    Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultra
    -Swiftech MCP 655 Pump
    -1-Relay
    Capacitor aging at 20%

    Here’s as good a place to start as any:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010320058 +1131414179&name=601+-+700W
  22. Why does it have to be either Q6600 or QX6700? Remember that the cheaper model Q6700 is coming also to the market, slightly more expensive than Q6600 but a lot (and I mean A LOT) cheaper than QX6700.

    So you get QX6700 performance for a little bit more than Q6600 price with the Q6700, it's really win win for the people that don't plan on doing insane OC'ing.
  23. Now you will be able to get the QX6700 for the same price as the Q6700 $530 at the end of July and is being discontinued. Since the QX6800 will drop down to $999 and is replacing the QX6700.

    http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=7293
  24. speed4life said:
    Limp, If I were you I would invest in a better water cooling setup. Dump that gigabyte liquid cooling-GH-WIU02 and go with something like the Swiftech H20-220. I know it will cost you some more cashola but it will pay dividens in the long run. Those Quads need some good cooling if they are to be over clocked.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835108076





    Motherboard: EVGA T1 680i
    CPU: E6600 L646G494 @ 3.7Ghz. 1:1 Ratio Linked & Synced Voltage 1.44 Load Temp 45c
    Idle Temp. 25c
    SPP:1.45volts, MCP: 1.50volts
    Memory: Mushkin PC2 8000 2gig's 4-5-4-11, 2T Voltage 2.1
    Swiftech Water Cooling H20-220
    Video: One EVGA 8800GTS 320MB
    Power Supply: Silverstone 750W
    OS: XP Pro

    Soon to be a Q6600

    thanks for your suggestion but let me tell you gigabyte liquid cooling-GH-WIU02 also watter colling system.is it bad.here is the link.
    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/LiquidCooling/Default.aspx
  25. Nightowl0707 said:
    With the below list in mind, you’re looking at a 650-700 watt PSU. In fact, I’d probably step up to a 750. Who knows when you may want to drop a few HDD’s for a RAID array and a couple more sticks of RAM in it.

    Don’t skimp on quality here. Get one with an efficiency rating of 80%+ (85%+ is excellent) and make sure it has Over Voltage Protection. Also remember that larger fans are quieter.


    Asus P5k
    Q6600
    Overclocked-3200MHz
    2 sticks DDR2
    8800GTX 768MB single card
    CD ROM Drive
    3-USB devices
    1-120mm fan
    1-80MM fan
    1-56k modem
    2-DVD RW Drives
    2-Sata HDDs
    Keyboard & Mouse
    Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultra
    -Swiftech MCP 655 Pump
    -1-Relay
    Capacitor aging at 20%

    Here’s as good a place to start as any:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010320058 +1131414179&name=601+-+700W

    thanks i'll go wid 700w.
  26. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341002


    Id say thats one of the best PSU's for its price.
  27. thanks for your suggestion but let me tell you gigabyte liquid cooling-GH-WIU02 also watter colling system.is it bad.here is the link.
    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Product [...] fault.aspx

    I think the single 120mm radiators kits will not give you the performance a dual 120mm kit like the Swiftech I posted. Especially if you are building a Quad. Keep in mind they will put out double the heat of a dual core. Don't build the BMW's of a PC and add a low end of a cooling system. I am not saying the Gigabyte is bad. It's just not going to cool your Quad efficiently enough. If this system you are building you are planning on keeping for at least 2 years like me. Then it's worth it.

    Good luck in your decision. 7 days left and counting till July 22nd price cuts!!!!!!!!!!!!
  28. Limpman the gigabyte cooling solution sucks performance wise. if you 're cooling just the Quad it will be adequate but if try for the GPU its not going to cut it. Also your target power supply size is a bit of an overkill unless you plan to your water cooling system off the PSU which I wouldn't recommend.
  29. speed4life said:
    thanks for your suggestion but let me tell you gigabyte liquid cooling-GH-WIU02 also watter colling system.is it bad.here is the link.
    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Product [...] fault.aspx

    I think the single 120mm radiators kits will not give you the performance a dual 120mm kit like the Swiftech I posted. Especially if you are building a Quad. Keep in mind they will put out double the heat of a dual core. Don't build the BMW's of a PC and add a low end of a cooling system. I am not saying the Gigabyte is bad. It's just not going to cool your Quad efficiently enough. If this system you are building you are planning on keeping for at least 2 years like me. Then it's worth it.

    Good luck in your decision. 7 days left and counting till July 22nd price cuts!!!!!!!!!!!!


    thanks again for help.i'll think about another cooling system then.about price cut it's already began here.i don't have to wait july 22nd.i have to wait tomorrow then tuesday my pricecut cpu will arrive.
  30. bydesign said:
    Limpman the gigabyte cooling solution sucks performance wise. if you 're cooling just the Quad it will be adequate but if try for the GPU its not going to cut it. Also your target power supply size is a bit of an overkill unless you plan to your water cooling system off the PSU which I wouldn't recommend.

    Thanks for help.
    i'll look another colling system and abut power supply.can you suggest me actually how much watt do i need?
  31. So where in the hell have all of my replies gone to?
  32. bydesign said:
    Limpman the gigabyte cooling solution sucks performance wise. if you 're cooling just the Quad it will be adequate but if try for the GPU its not going to cut it. Also your target power supply size is a bit of an overkill unless you plan to your water cooling system off the PSU which I wouldn't recommend.


    650-700 recommendation is with *everything* in the list drawing from the PSU.

    limpman said:
    thanks i'll go wid 700w.


    The cooler adds a heavy load. You could go with a 600 if you decide not to draw from the PSU. Go higher if you plan on adding any more devices.
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