Such as?Given similar pricing / performance I'd be inclined to select a vid card which wasn't an X2 just to avoid possible performance issues down the line.
My intention is to keep this CPU for about 1.5 tot 2 years and then put in the highest available compatible CPU for the socket at a bargain price by then . Let's say to catch the low hanging fruit at that moment. So the Q6600 seems to be logical choice especially as I'm not going to OC heavily but moderate.As far as the Q6600 goes... opinions vary but most gamers will tell you that you'll get better performance out of the higher clocked dual core E8400 than you will out of a auad Q6600. On the other hand, sooner or later quad cores are going to start making a difference to overall performance and IMO you can't beat the current pricing on the Q6600.
It's going to come down to personal preference. Would you prefer the highest possible gaming performance (dual core) or would you prefer to try to "future proof" your system for either better use of 4 cores in new apps, or possibly a change in how you want to use your computer (heavy multi-tasking)?
Thank you. We try to stay ahead , but London, Tokio etc approaching. At night all lights are dimmed now from 12.30 (except Exits etc). Signage? That's still acceptable... the roads sometimes for such a rich country... that's just a big disappointment.Welcome to the forums BTW.... Do you folks still have the best lit highways in the world? (Loved night driving on the highways in your country, but the signage left a lot to be desired..... ).