Basically looking for the best bang for your buck deal. So far I'm leaning towards the q8300. It's 2.5ghz and has a 1333mhz FSB where as the q6600 has 1066mhz. I was looking at the L2 cache and the q8300's is lower than the other one's, is this a big deal? Also keep in mind that I'm not gonna OC because I'm not good with computers.
Obviously the q9400 is the best one out of the 3 but it's also expensive for my budget, would the q8300 be a good choice?
One difference is that the Q8200 doesn't have Intel VT support, so you won't be able to run 64-bit VMs. But for most people that's either a showstopper or not even remotely an issue, adn nothing in between.