Which CPU ?

Ghost02

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Hey alot of people have made alot of different comments about cpu's e.g. Intel vs AMD. Duel core vs Quad core.
 

Ghost02

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Doesn't the q6600 have more catche ? Doesn't AMD have better cpu's? Hows the q9450 ?
 

eye_suc

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if you wanna do serious processing (studio max type stuff) yeah, quad core!

for decent gaming though a e8xxx will be sweet.

don't touch AMD at the moment, unless you are hell-bent on getting the second best
 

killadoob

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q6600 FTW

q9300 overclocks poorly and has a smaller cache

q9450 seems like a good choice

if you on a budget nothing wrong with a phenom and amd mobo's are very cheap with tons of features

sure the phenom is second best but its top for pricing/performance and with the cheap mobo packed full of features i think the amd quadcores are very good
 

killadoob

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for 12k if i was you i would look at getting amd man

i mean the performance is not that far off intel maybe 15% at most

you get a great mobo, good quadcore then you can spend your saving on a nice 22" or more memory

dont buy amd if you want to overclock though
 

.Froot.

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Will it be a sh*t intel for 12 k ?

It will be anything but a crap Intel for 12k. You can get the Intel Core 2 Extreme for 12k but then you won't have any money for anything else. rolf!

You can look at the Q9300 and still get the usual jaw-dropping components.
 

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Rolling with the Q6600 at 3Ghz. At around 1.28 vcore, temps are like 40 idle 44-45 loaded with such minimal cooling in the box, third party HSF and Arctic Silver Ceramique paste.. The performance is superb.
Bottom line, loving the Q6600.
 

Glordit

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E2140 + Scythce cooler..
:D impressive 3Ghz Overclock results ftw!
 

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If everybody's loving the Q6600 so much... Anyone willing to swap for a Q9300?

Ghost : I know you want to go quadcore...

I'd suggest the Q9300 still, although killadoob may have more experience, he's owned a Q6600, E8200 AND Q9300...
 
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