9950 vs Q6600

Hi guys,

I am planning on upgrading my pc with a budget of about £300. (I will be using my 8800GTS)

Now, the uses of this system will be for competitive gaming, I'm not talking Crysis material, but I want to be able to keep a steady FPS rate on games such as WarRock, COD4, CSS, and hopefully future games.

This is the PC I have my eye set on: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140338652093&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Now, the main problem for me is the processor. Since it isn't the Black Edition 9950, I really don't know how it will perform, I know the Q6600 is a solid processor, but I just can't decide, this is the Q6600 system that is screwing with my mind: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260350834210&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

On the overclocking side of things, I would only push either one to 3.0Ghz.

I currently use a Pentium 4 that runs at 3.2Ghz, with 2GB of dodgy RAM, and it's just basically falling apart day by day, the frame rates are never stable, and it's not helping my game!

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  1. LOL. That ebay post is really a trying too hard. 10ghz! 9950BE. When a seller tries to pass off a Phenom X4 9950 as a 10ghz processor. Stay away. If he is trying to scam folks who think it is a 10ghz processor, what other scam is he trying to nail you for.
  2. They are just multiplying the core speeds x4, would attract some people I suppose, any chance of some advice though..
  3. Both system won't cut it for the games you are thinking about. Unless you add a discrete graphics card for the AMD system and upgrade the graphics card on the Intel system. Overclocking both system to 3ghz will also help performance.

    HD4770, HD4850 or GTS250 would be the minimal GPUs I'd consider.

    NVM. Didn't see that you plan on using a 8800GTS.
  4. If he thinks that he'll scam people by multiplying by 4...
  5. these prices are really nice but still... what i've learned so far is to choose branded stuff especially for OCing. I'm q6600 fan anyway.
  6. Q6600 is a better processor, though I wouldn't call the 9950 a bad processor.
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