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Where can i buy a new q6600 fairly cheap?

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March 14, 2010 3:32:39 PM

I have a EVGA 680i motherboard and I'm looking for a quad core that will run on that motherboard.

I wouldn't mind getting a Core i5, but I'd have to get a new motherboard, powersupply, AND ram, which I do not want to do.

So I heard the Q6600 is a good CPU but Newegg ran out of them, and I do not want to buy a used one, unless it's locally. And the new ones on Amazon, etc. are way too expensive.

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March 14, 2010 3:58:33 PM

I'm thinking of upgrading my CPU also, he's my setup

EVGA GeForce GTX 275
Intel Core 2 Duo E6700
X-FI Xtreme Gamer
OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 8 gig ram
EVGA Nforce 680I SLI Motherboard
Thermaltake VA8003BWS Black ATX Tower Case
Windows Vista x64

Only I was looking at the Q9650, would I be able to put that in?
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March 14, 2010 4:07:48 PM

the q6600 has been out of production for yrs im surprised you finding them at all
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March 14, 2010 4:22:47 PM

Trunkz_Jr said:
I'm thinking of upgrading my CPU also, he's my setup

EVGA GeForce GTX 275
Intel Core 2 Duo E6700
X-FI Xtreme Gamer
OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 8 gig ram
EVGA Nforce 680I SLI Motherboard
Thermaltake VA8003BWS Black ATX Tower Case
Windows Vista x64

Only I was looking at the Q9650, would I be able to put that in?

If you want to ask a question post your own thread dont hijack someone else's thread thanks.
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March 14, 2010 4:26:22 PM

ebevan91 said:
I have a EVGA 680i motherboard and I'm looking for a quad core that will run on that motherboard.

I wouldn't mind getting a Core i5, but I'd have to get a new motherboard, powersupply, AND ram, which I do not want to do.

So I heard the Q6600 is a good CPU but Newegg ran out of them, and I do not want to buy a used one, unless it's locally. And the new ones on Amazon, etc. are way too expensive.

Your best bet would be to get a used one off of ebay but they are way to expensive either way. IMO save some cash and build a new system. If you are looking to go quad on a budget your best bet would be to go AMD the Phenom II x4 965BE is a great processor for just about anything you want to do. You can build a decent system for about 300 400 if you reuse some of your old parts like hard drive, case etc.
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March 14, 2010 6:02:04 PM

saaiello said:
Your best bet would be to get a used one off of ebay but they are way to expensive either way. IMO save some cash and build a new system. If you are looking to go quad on a budget your best bet would be to go AMD the Phenom II x4 965BE is a great processor for just about anything you want to do. You can build a decent system for about 300 400 if you reuse some of your old parts like hard drive, case etc.


Well, that was option #2 for me. Wait til I can afford to upgrade and do that. I'm wanting to upgrade because I'm playing Battlefield Bad Company 2 and with all settings on medium except shadows, and anti-aliasing and antistropic filtering on 1x, I'm still only getting like 20-30 FPS depending on how much is going on in an area.

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March 14, 2010 7:11:23 PM

ebevan91:
What is you GPU? It sounds like that might be the easiest way to perk things up besides overclocking. Toms has a great monthly feature which should make an upgrade suggestion easy.


CPU Options:
1) Spend some money on a good cooler (775/1156/1366 compatible) and overclock that E6600, you should be able to hit 3.33 Ghz easy.

2) You are better off getting a AM2+ board with a P2 X4 955 than a new Q6600.

Trunkz_Jr:
EVGA 680i will not work with a 45 nm quad-core CPU as far a their site says. No Q9650.
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March 15, 2010 4:07:30 AM

Stardude82 said:
ebevan91:
What is you GPU? It sounds like that might be the easiest way to perk things up besides overclocking. Toms has a great monthly feature which should make an upgrade suggestion easy.


CPU Options:
1) Spend some money on a good cooler (775/1156/1366 compatible) and overclock that E6600, you should be able to hit 3.33 Ghz easy.

2) You are better off getting a AM2+ board with a P2 X4 955 than a new Q6600.

Trunkz_Jr:
EVGA 680i will not work with a 45 nm quad-core CPU as far a their site says. No Q9650.


GPU is a EVGA Geforce GTS 250, just bought it last month.

BTW I'm using an E4500. Heck I'd be fine with getting a better Core 2 Duo lol.
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March 15, 2010 4:17:31 AM

Bro i run an E8200 @ 3.8ghz on a 9800GT everything maxed out 1680x1050 on Bad Company 2 except anti-aliasing and antistropic filtering i have them set at 8x and i see average of 45 to 50 FPS in some areas it runs at 60 to 70 but never goes under 45 so maybe overclock the crap out of it and see if that helps or maybe see if you can upgrade i got my E8200 on Ebay for 85 new so you can prob find a similar deal if your motherboard will accept it.
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March 23, 2010 3:55:35 PM

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