- Feb 19, 2008
Can't argue with what James posted. You could even go for a non-modular PSU (stick with Corsair), Recycle your old case & Optical Drive, Smaller Hard Drive and save even more money
Personally, i would just go with the new case and 500GB HDD, it just means you spend more now, but have to spend less in the future. Agreed on the PSU, look for the Corsair TX 650WCan't argue with what James posted. You could even go for a non-modular PSU (stick with Corsair), Recycle your old case & Optical Drive, Smaller Hard Drive and save even more money
Oh noes! What is todays standard? Spending more money on something that isn't really good? It has SSSE4 which is only an advantage in encoding and it isn't hardly supported today. The only 'advantage' is its 45nm which really is not important unless you love the electricity bills. Also it has a very low multiplier which is bad for overclocking. All this for more money than the Q6600.hi Traumatic
while it is a great choice, i think the Q6600 is a bit outdated now in todays standard
Go with a intel core 2 quad Q9300.....it is faster and much more efficient than a Q6600
Q9300 will bottleneck that 9800Gx2. Also the 9800gx2 is power hungry, runs hot and is not quite as good as the cheaper ati counterpart.well i'm buying a new gaming PC since mine is also getting abit outdated namely the graphics card, ATI Radeon X550 i will be giving my this pc to a family member and getting myself a Packard Bell IPower 8890
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Processor
(2.5GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 6MB Cache)
Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium
1024MB nVidia GeForce 9800GX2 Graphics Card
1TB Hard Drive
Multi-Format Dual Layer DVD Re-Writer
8-In-1 Card Reader
6 USB Connections
Possibly a dual core. However imo a quad core is more future proofed and I prefer to compare the price:okeedokee
tnx for clarifying guys...
then should it not be better to go with a core 2 duo E8400/E8500 ?
it should be overal better than the q6600
James.........if you plan to go with a 9800GX2...why don't you go with the GTX260 or the Radeon 4870?
truePossibly a dual core. However imo a quad core is more future proofed and I prefer to compare the price:
For £1.20 more wouldn't you prefer to have two more cores?
Compared to the current generation of quad cores the q6600 is far from out of date. It is still the best price/performance quad core. I have mine currently running at 3.5ghz which is fast enough for a while to come.true
but on the other hand you also have to realize that the Q6600 is more than a year old (if not mistaken 1.5 years now)
with technology you can't go with an old stuff (or at least that is the rule that i always lived with......i have dumped my E6600 never overclocked & my P5B-E motherboard 3 months ago for a E8400 & a P5K-E motherboard with the E6600 going in a old pc)
(and the E8400 goes here in holland for 120 euro (= £95) while the Q6600 for 135 euro)