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wich of this is better for gamers !!?

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  1. karaya New Member

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    hi there

    I'm going trough a pc hardware upgrade and decided to get me a new cpu

    i settles down on this 2 since they get some of the best top sells and great reviews but cuz one is quad core and the other is core 2 duo I'm a bit confused about which one can satisfy my needs as a gamer.

    *Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017

    *Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037
     
  2. JUDAS3 New Member

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    easy m8 - the e8400.

    may be the quad cores in the future but not now.

    the e8400 is raw power.

    just about to replace my e6600 with a e8400...cant wait.
     
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    E8400 for gaming overclock it to 4ghz
     
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    How long are you going to keep it?
     
  6. karaya New Member

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    oh sry i havnt noticed that

    hmm dunno 1 year ? what do you think . im a gamer and i dont do lot of video editing ot anything like that

    but wait a minute are u guys saying E8400 just because its cooler and better OC ? lets say im not into Overclocking wich one on the CPU's will be the winner ?
     
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    I would get a quad, games will start really using them soon.
     
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    E8400
     
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    E8400.

    Games have only just started utilizing core 2 duo. The best c2d are still very much future-proof.

    If you get the quad now, by the time you'd be reaping the gaming benefits many more quads will have come out and your quad would be the lowest-end one by then...
     
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    good point there :)

    E8400 ftw then .
     
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    I own a quad its very fast but very few games benefit from it 3dmark06 will but that aint gaiming lol so go with E8400 im actually planning on buying a E8400 myself and putting the quad away for a while.
     

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