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E6750, E6850 or Q6600

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January 13, 2008 7:36:01 AM



Greetings,

I've bought almost most of my PC components but I haven't decided on which CPU to go. My system is built to run games like Vanguard, Age of Conan, Oblivion or even Crysis(although am not a first person shooter fan) but I have a 22" flatron LG monitor and I want to "use" it.

So, I want to play on high resolution(at last!!) and get decent and "stead" FPS on most current and future games. So, here's my build:

1. GIGABYTE GA P35 DS3L (haven't bought it yet)
2. EVGA nVidia 8800 GTS 512 mb card
3. 4GB Ram, OCZ reaper
4. XtremeGamer platinum fatal1ty sound card
5. Corsair 620HX powersupply
6. GIGABYTE Aurora Case
7. WD 7200 RPM 500gb Hard Disk
8. Samsung SATA DVD player
9. Flatron LG 22" monitor (wide screen)

I just don't know which CPU I should go. I was thinking the E6750 initially thinking 2.6 core 2 duo is more than enough and wouldn't bottleneck me. But then I thought, maybe it will. I'm willing to pay the extra cash for a E6850 if the performance increase is obvious, if it isn't obvious then I definitely want to save my money. I am also considering the Quad Core 2.4 processor but I really think 2.4 is too low even for a quad. But here's why I post this topic to know more.

IMPORTANT: I am NOT over clocking anything.


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January 13, 2008 7:54:13 AM

Not many games really take advantage of dual core CPUs, much less quad core. A quad would be a good idea if you do other things with the PC while playing games, like video encoding.

The E6850 should last you longer since you do not want to overclock.
January 13, 2008 7:57:42 AM

Considering that E8400 should hit the retailers this month, he should wait for that instead. It'll be the same 3.0GHz but cheaper.
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January 13, 2008 8:10:47 AM

yes idd

really please wait for the new c2d!
that E8400 3.0ghz (6mb cache) should be priced the same as that E6750
even that 8400 is better than that E6850 (if you have to believe the charts)!
if you can wait, just go for the new E8400, else go for that 6850!

i think 2.66ghz is enough as well, because it isn't that much diffrence with that 6850 on the charts i think!
January 13, 2008 8:23:54 AM

If your talking about running games like Crysis and newer games i would recommend the quad core. Games like Crysis, hellgate, COD4, and COH use all the cores. Yes clock speed does matter a lot so the E8400 may be better seeing you said you wont overclock. But if you ever change your mind "you can always overclock, you can add cores."
January 13, 2008 8:58:47 AM


I can't wait more than 2 weeks, since I'm still waiting for my items to be shipped. So, if the E8400(which is very nice btw) wasn't released by then I guess I will have to go with the E6850. Thanks guys :) 

January 13, 2008 10:46:35 AM

good one! we can keep talking about 'coming new stuff', but then you'll never buy a computer!

have fun with it, it seems great (i'm jalouse)
January 13, 2008 10:57:15 AM

Can i ask , why do you not want to overclock , at least slightly? i'm just curious.
January 13, 2008 11:46:20 AM

i did it, but didn't see eny diffrence, so why should he? he can overclock that 2.66 easy to 3.0 ghz, and than that E6850 was a wast of money. but, some people don't care about oc, and just want a stock good cpu frequenty.
January 13, 2008 12:23:05 PM

E6750 OC to 3.2 ghz on stock cooler. Takes about 30 seconds in the Gigabyte BIOS. Just up FSB to 400 from the stock 333.

Let the machine burn in at stock speed for about a day though before OC.
January 13, 2008 12:35:42 PM

Nice rig, all those cpu's will be fine.
Personally, i would go with the Q6600, just because at a desktop level you can just about do anything and nothing feels sluggish. Would be a shame not to bump it's speed up a little, even just to 2.7 on stock cooling.
I assume you're picking up the OCZ Reaper HCP 6400? Brilliant ram, i'm a big fan. Just make sure the mobo sets correct timings, a couple of systems i've built with them sets the latencies pretty high by default.

Anyhow, no matter what you end up going with, that's going to be a damn nice system.
January 13, 2008 12:47:48 PM

yabyab said:
I can't wait more than 2 weeks, since I'm still waiting for my items to be shipped. So, if the E8400(which is very nice btw) wasn't released by then I guess I will have to go with the E6850. Thanks guys :) 


Dude, the E84 just 8 days away and check out chiadog's thread. he already has one in his monkeypaws and its one helluva chip! :bounce: 
January 13, 2008 3:22:51 PM

E8400
Yummy ... I'm gonna get me one of those ... :bounce: 

Crap, forgot ... what's the best chipset for that chip?
January 14, 2008 5:16:54 AM

dariushro said:
Can i ask , why do you not want to overclock , at least slightly? i'm just curious.


I feel intimidated with the idea of damaging my system or lowering its life time which would result in a sudden death in a year or two. I also don't know how to do it, and I'm worried that I can not provide the correct wind flow for it. I also am worried about non-steady performance. In other words, yes it works fast but suddenly I get these random hiccups because of heat or anything else that resulted because of my novice OCing skill.

Someone said that I can OC using the BIOS. Is this true? Is it as easy as 30 seconds step? without worrying about heat?

January 14, 2008 5:19:53 AM

MasteR+PinE said:
Nice rig, all those cpu's will be fine.
Personally, i would go with the Q6600, just because at a desktop level you can just about do anything and nothing feels sluggish. Would be a shame not to bump it's speed up a little, even just to 2.7 on stock cooling.
I assume you're picking up the OCZ Reaper HCP 6400? Brilliant ram, i'm a big fan. Just make sure the mobo sets correct timings, a couple of systems i've built with them sets the latencies pretty high by default.

Anyhow, no matter what you end up going with, that's going to be a damn nice system.


Aye, it is the HCP 6400 OCZ Reaper. :D 

How do I make sure the mobo sets correct timings by the way :p  (I'm getting a GIGABYTE P35 DS3L probably)

January 14, 2008 6:16:23 AM

yabyab said:
I feel intimidated with the idea of damaging my system or lowering its life time which would result in a sudden death in a year or two. I also don't know how to do it, and I'm worried that I can not provide the correct wind flow for it. I also am worried about non-steady performance. In other words, yes it works fast but suddenly I get these random hiccups because of heat or anything else that resulted because of my novice OCing skill.

Someone said that I can OC using the BIOS. Is this true? Is it as easy as 30 seconds step? without worrying about heat?



Yes ofc , the core 2s are best OCed from bios anyways , and even with a stock cooler you won't have heat problems.

it will take 30 secs for an expert maybe less , for you , if you are a first timer maybe a little more , but not more than 5 mins :) 



I OCed a E4500 2 days ago from 2.2 to 2.96 , with a stock cooler , and the temp in 100% load hardly reaches 38C , at idle its around 27-30. (I didn't want to push it as far as it goes tho)
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