I DO NOT plan to overclock as soon as I get it because I am only 15 and little expirence with these new CPU's. But I can tell you this, I want to play Crysis with no mercy. Whats good to play high end games that will last many years as I do not want to upgrade a cpu anytime soon. So as a reminder I will most likely overclock not untill I really read indept of how the process is carried out and understand all the risk factors.
I hope you can suplly me with the information that I need to create a very good gaming machine.
I might get the Q6600 mainly because I will most likely OC but also because I don't want to upgrade this PC for a few years so I think quad will benefit me in the long run. Any other suggestions would be apprichiated.
If you don't plan to overclock, why not invest in a Q9400 or a Q9550? Its 10% faster clock-for-clock against the older Q6xxx series. It might not overclock as well, but will be faster and slightly more future-proof.