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Tr1cK
08-10-08, 07:21 PM
Simple choice, I want to get one or the other immediately.

I will not want to upgrade in the next 12 months.

jcrox
08-10-08, 07:26 PM
If you're not upgrading for a year I would recommend the Q6600.... except if it wasn't a G0, then I personally would go with the 8400. I had a non-G0 Q6600 and thought it ran way to hot especially when over clocked.

Q
08-10-08, 07:28 PM
Q6600. You'll get a G0 from nearly any vendor now. The one I got from Newegg last year was B3, the one I got last week was B0.

If you concerned ONLY about gaming and FPS, then go with the E8400. Or if you want an outrageous overclock. If you want some solid and gaming is not the only thing you do, then get the quad. Especially if you do any Virtual Machines, transcoding/streaming, or any other heavy duty stuff.

Tr1cK
08-10-08, 07:36 PM
Most of the time my machine is used for gaming. I do multitask a bit utilizing my dual LCDs as much as possible though. I rarely encode or rip anything. I do use it as the media server for the house, so I may sometimes be gaming at the same time as that.

I will be using it for AutoCAD 2009 whenever my company finally gets it. I am under the impression that AutoCAD doesn't fully utilize more than 2 cores and barely uses the 2nd one of them, because that's how AutoCAD 2007 we have now runs at work even with the 'whipthread' variable set. 2009 is a new engine with Direct3D capability though unlike 2007 which is restricted to OpenGL only.

dookika
08-10-08, 07:39 PM
Simple choice, I want to get one or the other immediately.

I will not want to upgrade in the next 12 months.

Q6600 all the way. I know some will say get a dual for higher overclocks but the fact is that unless you are on a SLI or Crossfire setup 3.4ghz is plenty fast enough for todays GPU's as the bottleneck is removed completely at that speed so going any faster than that on the CPU will net you very very little gains.

Keep in mind on the other hand games like LP, FEAR, and UE3 games will benefit big time from the extra 2 cores, something that speed cannot and will not make up for.

LT.Schaffer
08-10-08, 07:49 PM
+1 Q6600 :thumbsup:

Tr1cK
08-10-08, 08:12 PM
Just pulled the trigger on the Quad. :)

Q
08-10-08, 08:14 PM
Just pulled the trigger on the Quad. :)

You're a good man, tricky dicky.

dookika
08-10-08, 08:38 PM
Just pulled the trigger on the Quad. :)

Nooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!















KIDDING.

Bearclaw
08-10-08, 09:56 PM
Nooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!

KIDDING.


GTFO, stalker.

dookika
08-10-08, 10:19 PM
GTFO, stalker.

WTF? if you have an issue with me buddy then I suggest you stick with PM. I dont even know who you are so you GTFO yourself.

Q
08-10-08, 10:20 PM
WTF? if you have an issue with me buddy then I suggest you stick with PM. I dont even know who you are so you GTFO yourself.

It's a forum joke, don't be so cerial.

LT.Schaffer
08-10-08, 10:46 PM
Just pulled the trigger on the Quad. :)

:) enjoy your new Quad!:D

Lfctony
08-11-08, 12:00 AM
It's a forum joke, don't be so cerial.

You mean Cereal... :p

Q
08-11-08, 12:02 AM
You mean Cereal... :p

Nope.

:D

SLippe
08-11-08, 12:18 AM
:) enjoy your new Quad!:D

+1

Intel17
08-16-08, 11:24 PM
Good choice! I went for a Q6600, and let me tell you, this thing is one hell of a chip. Oh, yeah, and I definitely notice a marked improvement from my old dual core system in terms of multitasking. It may not have the single threaded performance of the E8400, but the quaddie goodness is just great.

FastRedPonyCar
08-18-08, 09:42 PM
can't go wrong with either. me and a coworker upgraded our machines recently and he went with the Q6600 as he does a lot of multi tasking stuff and I went with the E8400 as I enjoy one activity at a time. Our systems benchmark very similar scores.