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November 29, 2008 9:38:40 PM

Q6600

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Q8200
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The Q8200 is slightly slower then the Q6600 however it has a higher bus speed.
The Q6600 has more cache then the Q8200, but it is the newer chip so what one is the faster/better one?

They are the both the same price.
I have an EVGA 750i.

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November 29, 2008 9:58:05 PM

Q8200 has a lower multiplier, so if you planned on overclocking that will play an impact as youll need a higher FSB to reach desired clock speeds than you will with the Q6600's 9x. Stock or OCing, I would still pick the Q6600.
November 29, 2008 10:35:21 PM

Q6600 all the way!
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November 30, 2008 1:34:28 AM

8200 will run cooler, and is the one I'd choose for not overclocking. If you want to overclock though, I'd go with the 6600. You'll probably hit a higher clock with it, as the 8200 would require a really high FSB, and I wouldn't trust an Nvidia board to hit the kind of bus that would be required for a decent overclock.
December 1, 2008 7:07:14 PM

Thanks so much you guys i will be buying the Q6600 as soon as i buy my GTX260 =P
December 2, 2008 1:54:39 AM

why don't you wait. CPU pricing on 45nm Core 2 Quads are coming down and Deneb could bring the price down even more.
December 2, 2008 2:38:33 AM

Wait like panther mentioned on the price drops.
If you want a opinion though I'd go for Q8200 since it's 45NM and you could probably grab higher timers and a stronger OC.

You pay for what you get. Right?
December 2, 2008 9:36:40 PM

Wait for too long and the Q6600 wont be available. It scheduled for a cut early 2009
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