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    processor choice?

    Hi there im new to this and im wanting to build up my first computer im finding it difficult to choose the rite processor ive got 3 in mind these are, Q6600 Q9450 and e8400. Was wanting to know which is the best one? and best for overclocking? Im excited about building my first comp and learning more about computers and learning about overclocking it

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    I'm pretty certain that most people will tell ya to go with the e8400 if you're a gamer. I imagine you'll get mixed results/opinions on the 6600 vs 9450 if you do a lot of vid encoding or multitasking.

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    Q9450 is what I would go with you will get the best results in all your apps overall.

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    E8400 all the way m8

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    Quote Originally Posted by redd84 View Post
    Hi there im new to this and im wanting to build up my first computer im finding it difficult to choose the rite processor ive got 3 in mind these are, Q6600 Q9450 and e8400. Was wanting to know which is the best one? and best for overclocking? Im excited about building my first comp and learning more about computers and learning about overclocking it

    Thanks for your help
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    What do you do with your computer?
    I will want it for gaming and for the use of CAD software.

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by redd84 View Post
    I will want it for gaming and for the use of CAD software.
    ^^^ E8400

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    E8400 or the e3110.
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    Ditto that.
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    Ok e8400 it is then cant wait to start it what mother board is reccomened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabose1227 View Post
    E8400 or the e3110.
    u mean x3110 .... and yes I actually would go with x3110 for some reason they are more widely available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redd84 View Post
    I will want it for gaming and for the use of CAD software.

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    Welcome to OCFORUMS ! and if i were you i would get the Q6600 its a pretty good overclocker its a Quad which will be better for CAD then a C2D will and the price for performance ratio it is great.....yes the E8400 is a good processor will overclock a bit higher but put it this way for example you OC the E8400 to 4ghz and the Q6600 to 4GHZ (just an example) the Q6600 is 4 processors and the E8400 is only 2 so you could do the math. So just go with the Quad and you will be future proofing yourself for games that WILL take advantage of the Quads in the future. As far as the Q9*** they have a FSB wall of 450 so they will not OC very well....thats what turned me off about the processor yeah sure maybe after you break it in they will MAYBE go to 455-460...and thats a big maybe.

    ^^^ this is just my opinion and i read alot before i went out and got the Quad im comming from the E6750 that i had overclocked to 3.8ghz which isnt really much of a difference from 4ghz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sndm3mny View Post
    Welcome to OCFORUMS ! and if i were you i would get the Q6600 its a pretty good overclocker its a Quad which will be better for CAD then a C2D will and the price for performance ratio it is great.....yes the E8400 is a good processor will overclock a bit higher but put it this way for example you OC the E8400 to 4ghz and the Q6600 to 4GHZ (just an example) the Q6600 is 4 processors and the E8400 is only 2 so you could do the math. So just go with the Quad and you will be future proofing yourself for games that WILL take advantage of the Quads in the future. As far as the Q9*** they have a FSB wall of 450 so they will not OC very well....thats what turned me off about the processor yeah sure maybe after you break it in they will MAYBE go to 455-460...and thats a big maybe.

    ^^^ this is just my opinion and i read alot before i went out and got the Quad im comming from the E6750 that i had overclocked to 3.8ghz which isnt really much of a difference from 4ghz.
    Q6600 @ 4GHz .... is fat chance so the comparison is not valid and thus why people ask this very same questions.

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    It's harder to overclock 4 cores

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTengineer View Post
    Q6600 @ 4GHz .... is fat chance so the comparison is not valid and thus why people ask this very same questions.
    thats not true i got my quad @ 3.5ghz with 1.40 vcore.....(cpu-z) and well im pretty sure i could hit 4.0 with my quad...and that was only an EXAMPLE...and i notice thats the only argument you had so im pretty sure everything else i said was true =D thanks for confirming it for me. im building my custom water cooling so 4ghz for me should be pretty obtainable. and yes it is harder to OC 4 cores but thats life for you .

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    Quote Originally Posted by redd84 View Post
    I will want it for gaming and for the use of CAD software.

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    quad ftw


    i run my quad at 4ghz daily and she runs like a champ. hjighest i got it to was 4.1 but failed prime at 8 hours and temps were in the mid 60's so to hot for me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by uberwoot View Post
    quad ftw


    i run my quad at 4ghz daily and she runs like a champ. hjighest i got it to was 4.1 but failed prime at 8 hours and temps were in the mid 60's so to hot for me.


    If you use cad get a quad.
    NICE! your water cooling right? and if so what type of setup do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sndm3mny View Post
    thats not true i got my quad @ 3.5ghz with 1.40 vcore.....(cpu-z) and well im pretty sure i could hit 4.0 with my quad...and that was only an EXAMPLE...and i notice thats the only argument you had so im pretty sure everything else i said was true =D thanks for confirming it for me. im building my custom water cooling so 4ghz for me should be pretty obtainable. and yes it is harder to OC 4 cores but thats life for you .
    You actually think you can do 4GHz JUST because you can do 3.5GHz at 1.4V?? LOL Mine can do 3.6GHz with 1.4V and 3.8GHz at 1.51V while 4GHz requires 1.6V on a triple radiator water cooling system with 6 fans on it and Apogee GT and it is not even Prime95 stable. Vcore is not linear and even if you can get it to 4GHz it doesn't even mean it will be STABLE. And even more assuming you can actually get it to 4GHz you also need to consider the massive heat produced. So NO not all Q6600 do 4GHz in fact very few can do it and you cannot compare overclocking a E8400 or X3110 to 4GHz to overclocking a Q6600 to 4GHz. Don't spread rumors when you have not even tried to push yours to 4GHz just because a couple of people have done it. At xtremesystems they have a large Q6600 OC database look it up and see what must Q6600 actually overclock to....

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    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=157690
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sndm3mny View Post
    So just go with the Quad and you will be future proofing yourself for games that WILL take advantage of the Quads in the future.
    "Future proofing" doesn't exist. Yes, games will eventually be using more threads, but by the time that happens the production CPU lines are going to own a Q6600 or Q9450. You should just buy for what you need in the next 6 months and go from there. The only exceptions really are motherboards, but even then a new chipset will be out with more features, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTengineer View Post
    You actually think you can do 4GHz JUST because you can do 3.5GHz at 1.4V?? LOL Mine can do 3.6GHz with 1.4V and 3.8GHz at 1.51V while 4GHz requires 1.6V on a triple radiator water cooling system with 6 fans on it and Apogee GT and it is not even Prime95 stable. Vcore is not linear and even if you can get it to 4GHz it doesn't even mean it will be STABLE. And even more assuming you can actually get it to 4GHz you also need to consider the massive heat produced. So NO not all Q6600 do 4GHz in fact very few can do it and you cannot compare overclocking a E8400 or X3110 to 4GHz to overclocking a Q6600 to 4GHz. Don't spread rumors when you have not even tried to push yours to 4GHz just because a couple of people have done it. At xtremesystems they have a large Q6600 OC database look it up and see what must Q6600 actually overclock to....

    EDIT:
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    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=157690
    you should make this your avatar

    relax my man i just said quad is better then dual....why u jumping off a bridge? and the 4ghz was an EXAMPLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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