Im getting in the beginning of september a new machine!
Corsair TX 750W
OCZ Dominator or equivalent
Termaltake armor MX
Any way i really want to oc it as high as i can... With the 10 multi will it be better than the Q6600? Please tell me how far i can go! Ill have an OC expert friend help me out!
get the q6600 i twill over clock to the same max then the q6700 because its basically the same chip. or change it to 9xxx quad core series because by then there might be a price drop.
Also ill definitely plus one on that power supply and heat sink and idk if you are planning on getting a new graphics card but if you do get the 4850. And if you aren't ever planning on crossfiring i don't see why you would need the x48 chipset or why you would need such a high watt power supply so i am assuming you are going to crossfire
OC'ing a Quad to 4,0ghz is insanity, you'll need liquid cooling atleast to manage that,
NO you cant get 4ghz out of that thing, it's useless and way too much.
These things run fine at their stock settings , Q6600 @ 2,4 and if you want more firepower you can overclock it to 3,0 easily, without much hassle.
and 3,2ghz respectivily with some voltage boosting.
if you really want to overclock so much you're better off buying an E8400 and get it to 4,0ghz easily. Quads have less overclocking room then dual cores.
^Although the Q6700 has a higher multi both are on the same Kentsfield core. There for both OC about the same. 4Ghz on a Quad is virtually impossible without liquid cooling. Both the Q6600 and the Q6700 would OC the same amount (3.2-3.6Ghz)