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August 28, 2007 4:28:42 AM

Hey guys, I am new to the forum. I am in the process of building my computer. A while ago I bought my first components, a Intel e6600, and a 8800 GTX. Then I ran into some hard unexpected financial times and put my build at hold. Now I am ready to go at it again. I have a evga 680I board, 4 gigs of corsair ram, 8800gtx, e6600, 2 raptors, and a 500 gig hdd, BenQ fp241w 24 inch monitor, and a blue gears soundcard. I am a power user, and a big time gamer. My question is this, I bought the e6600 when it was 500 bucks, now its dropped a lot and the q6600 is only 80 bucks more at $289 or something. Should I sell my e6600 and buy the q6600, or is it even worth it? Is it that much of a difference with the q6600? I haven’t even put my e6600 to use yet. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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August 28, 2007 4:30:13 AM

i would ebay you e6600 or sell it too me cheap! and buy a nice q6600 g0 since you can oc the crap out of them at 3.2-3.6ghz

ebay the e6600 thats last years chip!
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August 28, 2007 5:06:24 AM

prob keep the e6600 for now.
Ive got a quad and while very few games are using it atm, its more advantage for video editing for me.

Regardless of whether u used the chip or not, its 2nd hand, and its one of those things thats more value keeping than selling.

Wait 6-12 months.

During that time AMD and Intel will release more chips that run better and cooler, and there will actually be a few good games out there that can use quads.
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August 28, 2007 5:31:28 AM

Welcome to the forums. No keep it, or you'll just be waisting your hard earned money. You won't see a big difference between the two. Just have a look a Tom's CPU charts.
August 28, 2007 7:06:46 AM

Keep the E6600, as said by others the performance increase from Q6600 doesn't justify the price. Your mobo supports penryn so upgrading when that comes out is the best idea imo, penryn's looking like quite an upgrade from preliminary benchmarks.
August 28, 2007 9:56:16 AM

Guys iam looking to buy AMD based PC...in X2 whch core do i go for?

iam thnking about 4200+ EE Windsor or 4000+ EE Brisbane?

Taking a ook at cpu charts, deciding whch cpu wil giv better price-2-performance is tough! HELP!
August 28, 2007 11:36:43 AM

gtrasy said:
Guys iam looking to buy AMD based PC...in X2 whch core do i go for?

iam thnking about 4200+ EE Windsor or 4000+ EE Brisbane?

Taking a ook at cpu charts, deciding whch cpu wil giv better price-2-performance is tough! HELP!


There will be no thread hi-jacking here!! Go make a new thread for yourself please and reread the forum rules.
August 28, 2007 1:05:45 PM

Keep It.

Wait for the 45nm early next year and then consider it.
August 28, 2007 1:39:26 PM

hastetheday said:
I am in the process of building my computer. A while ago I bought my first components, a Intel e6600, and a 8800 GTX. Then I ran into some hard unexpected financial times and put my build at hold. Now I am ready to go at it again. I have a evga 680I board, 4 gigs of corsair ram, 8800gtx, e6600, 2 raptors, and a 500 gig hdd, BenQ fp241w 24 inch monitor, and a blue gears soundcard. I am a power user, and a big time gamer. My question is this, I bought the e6600 when it was 500 bucks, now its dropped a lot and the q6600 is only 80 bucks more at $289 or something. Should I sell my e6600 and buy the q6600, or is it even worth it? Is it that much of a difference with the q6600? I haven’t even put my e6600 to use yet. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

If you don't make money using your computer and doing multi-thread friendly tasks, like lots of compiling, virtual machines, etc, I'd stick with the processor you have. Most people as much as they use their computer it's still 98-99% idle anyway.

Do a guess on how much "time" you'd actually save. If it's only a few seconds here and there, don't bother.

I have an E6600 I've overclocked to 3Ghz, and it's pretty fast. I do work with many VMs at once, so I'm considering an upgrade to a Q6600.

Bottom line:
Don't buy one because it's cool. Buy one because it'll actually gain you something, and the gains justify the cost.

My two cents,

John
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August 28, 2007 2:00:15 PM

i have the same config as u , 8800gtx-4gbram-e6699 ,my config is very fast , there is no game that i cant max out , everything runs smoothly,(my cpu is @ stock) i may get a quad core when nextgen 45nm comes out
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August 28, 2007 2:02:43 PM

Use the e6600 and save up for the new 45nm CPU's coming out next year.
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