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mullet
03-27-08, 12:22 PM
They will sell out fast.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-SlickDeals&cm_mmc=AFC-SlickDeals-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA&Item=N82E16819115046

breathemetal
03-27-08, 12:26 PM
I use my rig as a gaming machine, thats it except browsing the net and listenin to music and downloading stuff...

soo...would this be better or a quad? like the 9300

Revs
03-27-08, 12:33 PM
Yup. 9300 has a low multiplier so even with a very high FSB your CPU speed aint gonna be too high. The E8400 has a 9x multiplier so even with a pretty average FSB of 400Mhz it'll be at 3.6Ghz. At that price it's a absolute bargain!

EDIT: Just had a quick look. The Q9300 has a 7.5x multiplier. So @ 400Mhz FSB it would be only 3.0Ghz :( Also you do very little that would use all 4 cores.

EDIT: Your mobo won't work with Penryn quads anyhow, only Penryn Duo's

breathemetal
03-27-08, 12:37 PM
I probably wont upgrade till the end of this year anyways, but i was jw. Thanks.

mullet
03-27-08, 12:43 PM
I probably wont upgrade till the end of this year anyways, but i was jw. Thanks.

Sell your bud the E6600 and get the 8400 man.

Revs
03-27-08, 12:46 PM
Sell your bud the E6600 and get the 8400 man.

Tru dat! I got an extra 2000 points in 3DM06 going from an E6600 to this E8400. Nothing's coming close for the money.

methimpikehoses
03-27-08, 12:55 PM
I'm tempted to swap out my quad for one... but I won't.

mullet
03-27-08, 01:04 PM
I'm tempted to swap out my quad for one... but I won't.

Don't be scared, its only 199.99.:udawg:

Revs
03-27-08, 01:07 PM
Don't be scared, its only 199.99.:udawg:

lolz, you sound like my credit card!

ViN86
03-27-08, 01:07 PM
im so glad i picked mine up they day they launched :D

methimpikehoses
03-27-08, 01:09 PM
Don't be scared, its only 199.99.:udawg:

Stop it! :mad:

mullet
03-27-08, 01:19 PM
Stop it! :mad:

HAHAHAaaa I have a Xeon X3350 on the way and I even thought about getting the 8400 for the wife and selling my E6600 its even 0% financing for 60 days and you even get free loaf of bread with it. Just DO IT DO IT.

methimpikehoses
03-27-08, 01:20 PM
HAHAHAaaa I have a Xeon X3350 on the way and I even thought about getting the 8400 for the wife and selling my E6600 its even 0% financing for 60 days and you even get free loaf of bread with it. Just DO IT DO IT.

Does the loaf of bread have the 6 pin or 8 pin connector? I'm not buying a new PSU just for some ****ing toast.

mullet
03-27-08, 01:23 PM
Does the loaf of bread have the 6 pin or 8 pin connector? I'm not buying a new PSU just for some ****ing toast.

HAHA great mind think alike.

kazna
03-27-08, 01:36 PM
Thanks for the heads up! I've been looking at the performance of quad cores in Crysis (the only game I'm playing thats giving me troubles) compared to the e8400 and it just didn't seem worth it. The quads are obviously more future proof, but this should be me by till Nehalem and the price is right. Not to mention its a massive improvement over my 3.0 Windsor! :D

XDanger
03-27-08, 01:52 PM
oc'd 8400 runs quad core aps faster than oc'd quads

By the time games catch up with quad core there will be something better and cheaper so I dont think quad cpu's are all that future proof compared to the new dual.

Dual core 8400/8500 is the way to go for the next 8 months IMO, Hopefully a new revision can handle the volts better and not kill em.

Tygerwoody
03-27-08, 01:58 PM
this is why i just bought a new computer... just for this processor. :) I heart new egg.

breathemetal
03-27-08, 02:03 PM
How much could I sell my e6600 for?

Its in mint condition. And i have the original heatsink and stuff for it.

Revs
03-27-08, 02:04 PM
How much could I sell my e6600 for?

Its in mint condition. And i have the original heatsink and stuff for it.

You'll get a damn site more than it's worth on eBay. People pay silly money for stuff on thar.

mullet
03-27-08, 02:23 PM
LMAO @ mint condition.

Bokishi
03-27-08, 02:39 PM
They're gonna sell out so fast

CaptNKILL
03-27-08, 03:00 PM
Does the loaf of bread have the 6 pin or 8 pin connector? I'm not buying a new PSU just for some ****ing toast.
:lol:

breathemetal
03-27-08, 04:41 PM
You'll get a damn site more than it's worth on eBay. People pay silly money for stuff on thar.

so how much do u think ill get for it?

kazna
03-27-08, 05:09 PM
Already gone.

XDanger
03-27-08, 06:04 PM
so how much do u think ill get for it?
http://cgi.ebay.com/Intel-Core-2-Duo-E6600-2-4GHz-4M-L2-LGA775-CPU-NR_W0QQitemZ370034855187QQihZ024QQcategoryZ3674QQs sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem