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What would you prefer ? Q6700 or Q8200 ?

Which CPU would you prefer ?


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#1
Hello, I am upgrading my computers for some more processor muscle, with the main rig getting a Q9650, but I am thinking what quad core to put in place of my E2200 in the other rig. The prices here put the Q6700 as about 10$ cheaper than the Q8200 and those are the cheapest Intel quads here. The question is, what would you prefer ? The Q6700 or the Q8200 ?

I am leaning towards the Q6700, but I am still undecided. I am running my second rig silent, with two 500RPM 120mm case fans, a passively cooled 9600GT and an IFX-14 on the CPU (fanless, as well), so please take that into consideration. My E2200 is running 2.93Ghz at stock volts in that setup and I will OC whichever quad that goes into that rig as far as it will go on stock volts, as well.
 

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#2
Q6700. More cache and its faster anyway.

I can run my Q6600 on a fanless setup just make sure speedstep is enabled.
 
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#3
Q6700
 

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#5
Yep Q6700, the Q8200 is a gimp proc.
 
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#6
+1 for the q6700
 
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#7
Q8200 is for overkill HTPCs and people who want just a basic quad. It should game fine, but you probably won't get a huge OC out of it.

Q6700 ftw.
 
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#8
Q8200 sucks. I would rather have a E5200 or something like that.
Q6700's are still the shit!
 
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#9
I don't know who voted for the Q8200, but in no way, in no test whatsoever, will the Q8200 match the Q6700. I think, stock, the Q8200 is cooler?¿?
 
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#10
Depends on price I guess, the Q8200 would be cooler running but the Q6700 would smoke it once any overclocking was attempted.
 

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#11
Q67. Higher multi, more cache, lower stock FSB... its better performing and far easier to OC.

as for the silence issue, trust me... if i hear my PC, its too loud - so i replace stuff. and i have good hearing.
 
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#12
Thanks everyone. The Q6700 it is, then ! :rockout:
 

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#13
I voted Q6700, mostly because my mobo supports it and not the Q8200.lol