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Q6600 still viable?

stoanee

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I still run a Q6600 myself and it runs everything I need just fine. If you aren't addicted to upgrading like many of us are then stick with it until you find your system to be slow.

I agree. A Q6600 is still a fine chip.
 

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I agree too, I run a q6600 at 3.2ghz and a GTX260, plays pretty much any game nowadays... Dont think you'd need to upgrade for a few years (maybe just the videocard if anything). I've had this rig for about a year now, and still runs very strong.
 

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A few years may be pushing it (depending on the levels of progression in the coming years) but for at least a year or two it'll likely be a good gaming processor. I'm planning to keep mine for another year or so, and when I go off to college I'll do a platform change.
 

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For the sake of not starting a new thread... what about an e8400. It's no quadcore but as of right now I still feel my 4850 512mb is showing it's age =)

E8400 + 5850 = win?
Well my 2nd rig for lan has a 5850 and E8400 and can max almost all games out at 1920 x 1200. BFBC2 is maxed with HBAO and 8xAA.
 

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This is a very helpful thread, as I am currently running a X6800 @3.2 and was thinking of upgrading to a q6600, the cheapest quad core I can find. Good to see that others are still praising the q6600.

I remember when it came out and was a highly sought after proc.

Now if I could just find one for a decent price?

Thanks
 

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For the sake of not starting a new thread... what about an e8400. It's no quadcore but as of right now I still feel my 4850 512mb is showing it's age =)

E8400 + 5850 = win?
I run a 5870 with my e8400 and I see no difference with the other PC with a i5-750 and also a 5870 , of course the bench I did say other thing, but bench are bench. and the bench was not so different
 

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Well my 2nd rig for lan has a 5850 and E8400 and can max almost all games out at 1920 x 1200. BFBC2 is maxed with HBAO and 8xAA.
Sweet, guess my 4850 512 is a huge bottleneck =)

Will pick up the 5850 once it hits the $250's
 
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Raserei408

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This is a very helpful thread, as I am currently running a X6800 @3.2 and was thinking of upgrading to a q6600, the cheapest quad core I can find. Good to see that others are still praising the q6600.

I remember when it came out and was a highly sought after proc.

Now if I could just find one for a decent price?

Thanks
I wouldn't bother upgrading to one. They're good, but they're aging, and most importantly they're on a dying platform. Nothing wrong with a 775 system right now, but they're a dead-end for upgrades. I wouldn't bother putting another $200 into it. You're better off saving up for an i5 or i7 system.
 

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