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I have a e6700 but really want a q6600

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I can get one for 279.00 shipped but can't find a reason to buy a q6600. This e6700 is very very fast. I'm on the fence what would you do keep the e6700 and get a better video card or get the quad for an extra 50.00 dollars. (sell the e6700 for 235.00 buy the q6600 for 279.00)
 
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extra what?
 

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Better video card :).

Although, id wait for something like the 2900 PRO to be released (looks promising).
 
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I like the new 8600 gts 512mb from evga as a bang for the buck 1400x900 gamer card. I also like the MSI Diamond 2600xt 512 mb DDR4 card but I have a sli motherboard.
 

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i would get better video card. FYI: I have a 7900GS i will sell if you want.
 

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better vc...
 
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q6600 is much faster, but your 3dmark score is going to raise more because of your video card.
 
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get a better gfx card man, the cpu you have there is fine...
 
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I dont think that games and software in generall can benefit alot by an Quad-Core CPU but im sure they will in the near future....However in the near future better CPUs will be out there.....
 
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get a new video card your cpu fine
 

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I'd hold off for a few more months and not get either - atm we've got quad cores that aren't true quad cores, and DX10 cards that aren't full DX10 cards.

Everything will change in a few months
 
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i would get better video card. FYI: I have a 7900GS i will sell if you want.
I have a x800pro 256 seems to play most games still fairly well at lower resolutions. The evga 8600 gts 512mb sems okay . I'm looking at this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130286
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150238
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127303

I also like this card but really cannot aford it because of the price before the rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150171
. the 8600 gts 512mb seems good it would only cost me after the rebate and a 20.00 discount about 180.00 shipped.
 
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Thx for the responses so far I knew this answer was a video card. I just wanted to bounce it off you guys. I even game a friend similar advice but wanted to confirm what I told him aswell.
 

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I want the Intel Q6600 but you know :p.

I'll get it along with my new motherboard and GTX.
 
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I want the Intel Q6600 but you know :p.

I'll get it along with my new motherboard and GTX.
Well this e6700 will run at 10x1333 or 3.333ghz at 1.26v which to me is very good. At 1.525v it will do 4.0ghz. It runs cool and is equal or very close to a e6850.
 
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At 1525v he will have an idle temp of almost 60 degrees and a load of 75 degrees.....I know cause i tried it with my E6600.
 
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At 1525v he will have an idle temp of almost 60 degrees and a load of 75 degrees.....I know cause i tried it with my E6600.
I have a scythe Infinity and at 1.525v my chip never goes over 55c under orthos prime.
 
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Weird...I have the same in push and pull config and although at 3400MHz i get 47-48 degrees under load when i get to 3900MHz i get 59 idle and 72 under load. How did you manage to get 4000MHz and just 55 degrees under load ?
 
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Weird...I have the same in push and pull config and although at 3400MHz i get 47-48 degrees under load when i get to 3900MHz i get 59 idle and 72 under load. How did you manage to get 4000MHz and just 55 degrees under load ?
Well the e6700 and e6600 are supposed to be slightly different. The e6700 is supposed to run slightly cooler to start with. Also I have a solid aluminum case with 5 120 mm fans ranging from 12c to 63 cf and a antech spot cooler plus, my motherboard has heatpipes all over it. Also it can depend on your power supply, and every chip runs differently some cooler and some hotter. I also have a higher multiplier than you do so my chip set voltage doesn't need to be raised as much to achieve a higher FSB as a e6600 would causing more heat.
 
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could be the 10x multiplier but 17 degrees ? As for the fans i have 5 4x8' & 1x12' fans blowing air in and 2x8' fans blowing air out so its quite cool.
 
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could be the 10x multiplier but 17 degrees ? As for the fans i have 5 4x8' & 1x12' fans blowing air in and 2x8' fans blowing air out so its quite cool.
Well when you add more voltage to your chipset, a chip that runs hotter to start with and that I have a x800pro and you have a 8800 gts heat pump .My x800 pro drawing less power (alot less) making my PSU cooler. I would say that would account for about 12 degrees. Plus my case is in a air conditioned basement so that helps aswell. Still I'm not sure what is causing the rest of the difference. Also my e6600 ran alot hotter than this chip. To get to 3.333 ghz I would need around 1.40v On this chip I need 1.26v. It also could be this is just a very rare chip because i'm now stable at 1.40v at 3.5ghz or 10x350 and I couldn't do that with my e6600. I would have taken a chipset voltage bump, this is at stock, and about 1.45v on the core. TAT temps are at 45c under max load.
 
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