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Intel core2 quad

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  1. dragonkx

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    I am interested in buying a quad core from intel. I am stuck between the q9300 and the q8200 but there is also the q6600 . Anyone knows how these three cpu perform? I know that the q9300 would be better except taht it cost around 300, the q8200 could be found for around 200 and the q6600 is also around 200, i wonder what makes the q8200 worth that much only, plus most people would buy the q6600 and the q9300 mostly. Any ideas?
     
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    Where do you live?
    Don't get q9300 or q8200. Get q6600 or q9450/q9550(q9550 if you're in US and possibly using newegg, as 9450 is deactivated and as expensive). They're much more worth the money. Also might want to consider the E8500 if you're a gamer, and want to get your CPU semi-cheap.
     
  3. dragonkx

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    Well i was thinking about getting the q9300 or q6600 but any particular reason why the i shouldnt get the q9300, from the stats that i saw the q9300 did outperform the q6600. And just curious but why was the 9450 deactivated? Yes i did think of getting the e8500 but i wanted a quad core instead, even tho i know the e8500 was better for gaming. I like to game but i dont plan to overclock it so doesnt really affect me, lol, the most extreme game im playign is warcraft III lol. and the q9550 is just really out of my price range.
     
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    Heres a chart for you:http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/desktop-cpu-charts-q3-2008/Unreal-Tournament-3-1680x1050,819.html

    The Q8200 is a newer Quad core that uses the smaller manufacturing process. Its cheaper to make than the Q6600 and runs a bit cooler. But its high clock rate and low multiplier makes it a horrible Overclocker and an easily slower Quadcore CPU. Its 2.33Ghz vs 2.4Ghz. Its overclocking abilites isn't even close to that of the other quads. It'll most lilkly replace the Q6600 someday (not my problem) but people are already taking it back for another CPU.

    While there is some slight improvements to the Core 8000 series (die shrink), the performance doesn't really change much. Its up to you if you want to OC and your budget.
     
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    Well, I'd still recommend Q6600 even if you don't overclock... It has 2.4 ghz vs 2.33.. 8 MB cache vs 4 MB. Of course, there's the reasons.. If you want a less power-consuming CPU... :rolleyes: Who would? If not for a budget HTPC... Or such.
    And for some crazy reason the 8200 is more expensive than 6600..
     
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    The 8200 is a higher number. It still a cooler running CPU... Intel is making money ;)
     
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    Yeah, I think they sure are.
     
  8. dragonkx

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    well right now ive already spent close to 1000 on my computer just putting the finishing touches but my spending limit is 2000. anyways that chart seems to be helpful but it doesnt say anything about the q9300 guess it wasnt included. anyways from what i read from most other sites the q9300 was a better replacement for the q6600. Any ideas on that? THe only reason why i brought up the q8600 was price wise only.
     
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