URGENT: OC'd Q6600 or i3-2100 for Video Editing?

You do heavy video encoding in the Adobe Creative Suite (CS5.5) along with some light gaming.

You have the choice of either:

- OC'd ~3.4GHz Q6600 on a Gigabyte UD3L P45 motherboard, 4GB DDR2 PC2 800MHz RAM (with a GTX 460 SE & 650W Antec PSU)


- i3-2100 on a mid-range z68 motherboard, 4GB DDR3 PC3 1333MHz RAM (with a GTX 460 SE & 650W Antec PSU)

Assume the i3 build is 10% more expensive than the Q6600 build. Which combination do you chose and why?
6 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about urgent q6600 2100 video editing
  1. The quad will be slightly faster
  2. Best answer
    Q6600 OC'ed+GTX 460SE for GPU rendering!
  3. What do you guys think of the AMD 965BE (overclocked) vs the Q6600 build?
  4. 965BE.
  5. Best answer selected by MOKHAN.
Ask a new question

Read More