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July 11, 2007 2:31:32 PM

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
July 11, 2007 2:37:20 PM

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.
July 11, 2007 6:28:04 PM

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.
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July 11, 2007 7:12:58 PM

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.
July 11, 2007 7:13:54 PM

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.
July 11, 2007 7:52:51 PM

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.
July 11, 2007 8:25:45 PM

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
July 12, 2007 9:47:10 AM

thanks all of you guys for help.now i'll go wid Q6600 thanks again.
July 12, 2007 12:30:26 PM

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.
July 13, 2007 12:46:17 AM

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
July 13, 2007 3:16:48 AM

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.
July 13, 2007 3:36:30 AM

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.
July 13, 2007 9:50:05 AM

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.
July 14, 2007 4:45:48 AM

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.
July 14, 2007 11:45:03 AM

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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!!
July 14, 2007 1:50:51 PM

depends on your budget,
im personally getting corsair HX620, thermaltake toughpower series get good reviews also
check out PSU reviews here
http://jonnyguru.com/
July 14, 2007 2:53:01 PM

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.
July 14, 2007 3:13:51 PM

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...
July 14, 2007 3:34:21 PM

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
July 14, 2007 4:06:38 PM

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=N82E168...




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
July 14, 2007 7:10:30 PM

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=E... +1131414179&name=601+-+700W


July 14, 2007 8:43:17 PM

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.
July 15, 2007 11:08:17 AM

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=N82E168...





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/Defau...
July 15, 2007 11:12:30 AM

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=E... +1131414179&name=601+-+700W

thanks i'll go wid 700w.
July 15, 2007 1:52:33 PM

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!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 15, 2007 2:09:48 PM

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.
July 15, 2007 2:34:54 PM

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.
July 15, 2007 2:37:39 PM

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?
July 15, 2007 9:17:49 PM

So where in the hell have all of my replies gone to?
July 15, 2007 11:13:50 PM



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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