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Topic: 3DMark05 Scores... lets see them!   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, November 12, 2007 11:30:54 AM(UTC)

3DMark05 - 22,359

Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 4.0Ghz (445x9)
EVGA GeForce 8800GTX 670/2250

Topic: 3dmark06   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, November 12, 2007 11:26:54 AM(UTC)

3DMark06 - 15,158 

Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 4.0Ghz (445x9)
2GB G.Skill DDRII800 1:1 890Mhz 4-4-3-5
EVGA GeForce 8800GTX 670/2250

Topic: P35 VS 680i SLI   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, November 12, 2007 11:17:21 AM(UTC)

Do you plan on using a multi-gpu solution?  If you do, then it will depend on whether or not you want SLI or Crossfire.  If you aren't, then go witht he P35.  The performance of both chipsets is about equal, but the P35 uses significantly less power and runs much cooler.

 

Topic: new cpu or stick with current?   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, November 12, 2007 11:09:49 AM(UTC)

I'd go with the Q6600....expecially if you aren't paying for it.  Single threaded apps will not see any benefit with an increase in core count.  The only benefit you will see is if you are running a number of single threaded apps at once.  The system will multitask with greater ease.  Given that you are running virtual servers, I would expect that a quad core processor will really help system performance. 

The only advantage of a dual core processor is they do tend to overclock better.  With only 2 cores (compared to 4) they have a lower thermal output.  This lower thermal output increases your chances of getting a higher overclock.  This isn't always guaranteed.  My highest clocking E6600 would run up to 3.8Ghz, while my current Q6600 isn't much further behind at 3.73Ghz.

Topic: What CPU Should I buy?   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, November 12, 2007 10:58:35 AM(UTC)

What do you do with your computer?  The best processor for the money is the Q6600 right now.  They can run a bit warm overclocked, but you're water cooling loop should be able to keep the heat under control.