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Should I get a q6600/q8200 or should I go for the i7 920?

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    From my other thread:

    CPU: I chose this because I did alot of reasearch for CPUs a while ago, but didn't go through with the purchase of a new computer because I thought I would wait it out. I remember that the Q6600 was really good, but I was going to go for the xeon 3220 or something like that. Anyways I don't want to spend $400 on a CPU so I thought that this would be the best pic since it is a quad. *Another bonus is that since I am going to sell this pc in june, it will be a good advertisment (buy a quad core computer!)* Since the next best CPU is like around $350 and the next best one after that is $400, if you're going to pay $350 for a CPU, you might as well just get the better one for $50 more. So I think that is why this one is the best choice

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    Is there that much of a performance boost?

    I am going to be mostly gaming - no raring, or video encoding

    I will also have to buy the mobo for whichever one

    Need some expert opinions
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    Well if u game then get a dual core like a E8500. Or if u are really rich buy an i7 and a asus p6t. Then when games support quad cores, the fps will go flying.
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    I suggest you wait it out, there is so much going on in the CPU market. i7s and x58s will be replaced when Westmere chips arrive on Q3, Phenom X4 AM2+ Deneb will start selling on January 8 as well as AM3 chips on February, Q6600 Quads will phase out soon and Q8000 and Q9000 will be getting a revision for lower TDP ratings on January 16. Just to let you know if you haven't been researching or reading the articles...
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    i cannot wait it out >< thats what I did last time, and my wait up is done

    otherwise I should just wait it out till we have 24 core DX7 warp threading micro endon eruptor processors
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    well then seriously get a q6600 or E8500.

    or if you need bleeding edge an i7
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    i would like to have a new comp built for home office. i want it to scream. what parts would anyone suggest? i need a list to give to my comp tech.
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    Welcome to the best computer forum on the web!

    well if you want it to scream, you would need 3 200mm fans on it, and oh it will roar like a jet turbine

    My serious advice, make your own thread, express your individual needs, and they will tell you what is best!
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    Q6600 is recommended over the E8500 for future proofing, now that GTA4 has proven to be a tri-threaded game. the E8500 is 20% faster on stock and 50% better at overclocking, however the Quads are going to be the new processors over the dual-core something in 2009. But if you have time, wait for the new CPUs to come out, you won't regret it.
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    how much better are the new processors going to be than the q6600

    like lets say the q6600 right now is $200, what would i be able to get of those processors for $200, by percentage approximately how much would it be better?

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