Ramzie
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2007-06-13T15:53:49Z
Hey guys,

So I'm not sure where to go with my new processor choice. I'm torn between a E6600, Q6600, or E6700. The E6600 is the cheapest by far, the E6700 is 2nd expensive, dual core but faster, and the Q6600 is the most expensive BUT its quad-core.

Is a quad-core processor a smarter investment for the future? or will the performance really be better for now with a dual core? I probably will not over-clock or if i do, only do a modest OC so that isn't really an issue. I want to buy the processor that will perform the best and last the longest.

Also, will a Thermalright 120 ultra fit in a Lian Li PC-V1100 or PC-V1000 Case? what about a Skythe Infinity or Ninja? Zalman 9700? Thanks guys.

Ramzie
Der Meister
2007-06-14T05:58:37Z
i say the 6600 is your best bet, im guessing that all the heat sinks should fit in that case as well, i cant say 100% but im about 90% sure they will all fit/.
Ramzie
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2007-06-14T08:58:24Z
Hrmm ... Dual-core E6600 or quad-core Q6600? If I had to choose...
warlord
2007-06-14T09:09:02Z
Wait till the 22nd of this month as quads are about to drop in price and by a large portion
Ramzie
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2007-06-14T10:08:33Z
OK, but you would suggest getting a quad-core?
Ramzie
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2007-06-14T10:14:20Z
I guess my main concern is performance. Will a quad core 6600 perform the same if not better then a dual core 6600? or worse?
warlord
2007-06-14T11:59:28Z
Yes i would considering that on the 22nd of this month the q6600 drops from $585 to somewhere between the $265 to $295 range. I think looking at the price drop and long term advantages of quad cores yes i would.
recoveringknowitall
2007-06-14T12:01:19Z
Get an E6600 now and wait till the 45nm CPUs debut later this year, then get a quad. Just my oppinion!
squakmasterb
2007-06-14T22:07:16Z
As of July 22 the quad cores are supposed to come down in price by fifty percent. The dual cores will be reduced by twenty to thirty percent. The e6600 and e6700 have 4Mb of L2 cash. The q6600 has I believe has 2Mb per core or 8Mbts of L2 cash. I cant really answer your question completely as I have an e6400, a evga 122ckn68a2 board and have my e6400 FSB at 1400Mhz or 2.8Mhz up from 2.13Mhz. I spent twenty years in electronics so hardware is easy for me. I would wait for the q6600 to come down in price before you make your decision. Also I have a Zalman 9700 fan and I highly recommend this fan.Also your ram speed is also important. I want to upgrade to 1066Mhz ram from 667Mhz ram. The higher the ram speed the faster you can overclock. Of course their are diminishing returns to just about everything. Heat or more wattage for increasing FSB speed. Best of luck. Also with my e6400 c2d it usually used only 1 percent or less of cpu capacity unless I run Quake 4 and than it goes up to fifty to eighty percent. If you run alot of programs, P2P, browser, games, the more the cpu capacity get utilized. Bottom line dude I will buy a quad sooner or later. Man is this an expensive hobby or what. Later.
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