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Kayen October 4, 2008 09:24 PM

Is Q6600 overkill for my needs?
 
I'm currently using a Q6600 at stock, and it is more than what i need at the moment,
i do light gaming, and have a spare e2180, and i think i might sell both and buy an e5200 as it runs cooler and sucks up less energy.

All i do is COD4 atlantica online, CSS, CS 1.6, and SC 2 when it comes out.
I use mainly for web browsing though.
For gaming i use 9800GTX+ which should handle most things.
Also for CPU cooler i have a TRUE on the way ( Thanks encorp! ) .

enaberif October 4, 2008 09:26 PM

Way overkill :)

werty316 October 4, 2008 11:30 PM

A quadcore is overkill for alot of users and just like them, its overkill for you as well.

1Tanker October 4, 2008 11:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Kayen (Post 96124)
I'm currently using a Q6600 at stock, and it is more than what i need at the moment,
i do light gaming, and have a spare e2180, and i think i might sell both and buy an e5200 as it runs cooler and sucks up less energy.

All i do is COD4 atlantica online, CSS, CS 1.6, and SC 2 when it comes out.
I use mainly for web browsing though.
For gaming i use 9800GTX+ which should handle most things.
Also for CPU cooler i have a TRUE on the way ( Thanks encorp! ) .

Sounds like a good plan. Either an E5200 or E7200.. i wouldn't suggest going below the 5200 though.. the 9800GTX+ needs some CPU power to feed it. :thumb:

belgolas October 5, 2008 06:50 AM

Yeah sell both and buy a decent dual core 45nm. You wont see a difference in performance.

matsta31 October 5, 2008 07:26 AM

the new petium 5200 is like 100 $ ? You can easily get this by selling your cpu.

b1lk1 October 5, 2008 07:48 AM

I would keep the Quad and just run with speedstep enabled and that will cut the power needs down. The Q6600 will have a longer lifespan of usefulness than any dual-core. Eventually it will be worth having a quad in a normal PC.

encorp October 5, 2008 08:22 AM

I'd get a nice dual core if I were you; that true will keep it super chilly.

I use quad cores because I multi task like a machine; I always prefer more tasking performance over higher clocks so I build my systems with high amounts of memory and as many (4) cores as I can. I like to be able to do whatever I want; all at once.

geokilla October 5, 2008 08:40 AM

Run F@H then it wouldn't be overkill anymore.

If you really want to sell it, sell both then get a E7200 and overclock it to around 3.8Ghz. Most E7200 can hit 3.6Ghz with ease.

jay51 October 5, 2008 01:54 PM

why not just keep the 6600,save some money ....are dual core intel's eg:5200,7200,even 8400 any better than Q6600..if not OC'n anything..
i thought quad would be better,or q6600 oc'd to 3ghz better than the duals listed above?


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