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I want to hear peoples feed back on Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

By DCBNSB
Jul 23, 2007
  1. Yea ive been saving up around 1.5 grand on making me a computer that i can take to collage. I was thinking about going Quad Core because i am a Light gamer but i am also a graphic artist and i wanted a processor that was capable of rendering high level images and able to run my multi threading applications to there full potential. i got my eye out for the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 and i wanted some feed back. Ive looked and the possessor does not support hyper threading. Ive Build over 50 computers in the past summer for my High School and i now we are running a fiber backbone. So i am a little computer savvy....


    and anyother socket 775 LGA's that anyone would put out there would be nice ; ) under 400$ of course
     
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +42

    I have a 6700Q and I love it, not much it can't handle. I've not managed to run all cores at 100% yet
     
  3. DCBNSB

    DCBNSB TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 115

    Yea i definatly got my eye on it after today. INTEL HAD A HUGE PROCESSOR PRICE DROP !!!!!!!!!!!!!! so now the 400 doller processor is 299.99... out of stock on new egg SIGH....
     
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +25

    HyperThreading is an Intel technology created for multi-threaded code, allowing multi-threaded apps to run better. Don't confuse it with multi-threading, which that Core 2 Quad does support. HT is just a technology brand name from Intel. Future apps are going to be optimized for multi-core processors, so the Core 2 Quad is a good buy if you're into doing that.
     
  5. DCBNSB

    DCBNSB TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 115

    thanks. i was wondering about that for a while
     
  6. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,128

    with the price drop i will be buying a Quad core
     
  7. DCBNSB

    DCBNSB TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 115

    Yea i got auto notify im gonna be waiting with a credit card on hand all month.. YAy for newegg
     
  8. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,128

    how low is the e6700 goin to get
     
  9. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +42

    e6700 shouldnt get any lower than 250usd
     
  10. boyd117

    boyd117 TS Rookie Posts: 29

    I just orderd my Q6600 yesterday before they all sold out :p
    I plan to run it on a EVGA 680i NF68-A1, if anyone has any other suggestions let me know
     
  11. DCBNSB

    DCBNSB TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 115

    Lucky there 50 bucks higher now.... hey tell me how your evga setup runs cause im thinkin of goin with em... or mabey even gigabyte? i dun know but i think ill place my order somtime this week
     
     
  12. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +42

    I'm buying a p5k deluxe from asus, and buying new TEC cooling. Hoping to get my quad to 4Ghz.
     
  13. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,128

    im goin with the MSI P6N SLI Platinum
     
  14. DCBNSB

    DCBNSB TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 115

    I just ordered today!


    Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz

    Antec Performance One P180B Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel for durability through the majority of chassis 1.0mm cold rolled steel around the 4 x HDD area ATX Mid Tower

    EVGA 122-CK-NF63-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000AAKS 400GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

    EVGA 320-P2-N815-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card

    Antec TPQ-850 ATX12V / EPS12V 850W Power Supply

    ASUS V-60 92mm Vapo Bearing CPU Cooler

    OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR8002GK

    Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive


    All for about hmm... $1642.97 weeeeee i got 3000 left in the bank
     
  15. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +42

    i spent my other 3k, lol.
     
  16. DCBNSB

    DCBNSB TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 115

    well my comp is set up for Upgrades and all being a 680i it should handle. im gonna install my OS on my raptor and fill up my 400 gig with movies and music. i got about 12000 songs.... sigh i am a audiophile..... and im think that id be pertty happy with a 2.66 duel core but i will OC it to eather 3.0ghz or 3.2 ghz... i will need help with that one though.. i cant do BIOS crap if my life depended on it... ehh well looks like your set up strikes mine down...tear... lol well at least i got 3 grand in the bank ; )
     
  17. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +42

    if you overclock your cpu it should perform just as good as mine. You should just be able to just increase your front side bus to obtain the overclock you want on your board.
     
  18. DCBNSB

    DCBNSB TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 115

    Yea thats what i was thinkin. If my comp runs good at 2.66 im not gonna mess with it but if i do want a performance boost then ill do it!
     
  19. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +42

    I'll tell you right now. I've not been able to put all cores at 100% yet. Ran couple stress programs, and some video editing stuff. You should have no issues. I overclock because I can, not because I have to.
     
  20. DCBNSB

    DCBNSB TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 115

    yea i think that i will have one of the better computers on the whole island!... ive built a quad for a guy over here and i couldent even get them over 30%.. sigh... well that guy spent about 5 - 7 grand on his... lol
     
  21. boyd117

    boyd117 TS Rookie Posts: 29

    what board were you using to try and clock the quad? hahah wow 5-7 grand whats in that thing?
     
  22. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,577   +344

  23. boyd117

    boyd117 TS Rookie Posts: 29

    I dont get how you spent 5-7 grand on a pc without extreme specs
     
  24. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +42

    My hard drives cost me about 1k by themselves. Do I really need to go into detail>?
     
  25. boyd117

    boyd117 TS Rookie Posts: 29

    Im just curious why your prices are so expensive for parts?
     
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