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Ultra54
11-27-2008, 05:28 PM
I have never owned a cpu for so long that has remained so good as to continue to sell for higher prices. I bought mine a year ago for 220 bucks.

\m/ Rich \m/
11-27-2008, 07:18 PM
i just realized i've had mine almost a year as well. i think i paid 230-ish

Miles From Nowhere
11-28-2008, 01:51 PM
I bought a dual core 2.8 over 3 years ago that still rivals a lot of CPU's on the market today. It's now collecting dust since I dropped in a new 3.16 E8500 Wolfdale.

Madmax
11-28-2008, 03:44 PM
I love my E8600 oc'ed to 4.2ghz as it blows the CPU CAP off of my old Q6600... :)

filthy
11-28-2008, 10:16 PM
Too bad you don't have a 45nm quad maxwell.

After putting a nice fan on my NB, I have my Q6600 up to 3.8GHz...

Madmax
11-28-2008, 11:43 PM
I had mine to 3.6ghz with good cooling too and good mobo no need for NB fan, but this CORE-DUO 2 at 4.2ghz smokes it still in FPS for gaming something like 30-40 FPS more in many gaming tests and that is why i went with this instead of Q6600, which i sold it off.

Also this cpu at 4.2ghz out performs a Q9450 at 3.6-3.8ghz in many games.

Ultra54
11-29-2008, 09:58 PM
http://firingsquad.com/news/newsarticle.asp?searchid=21044

filthy
11-30-2008, 06:05 PM
My rig will blow yours away maxy. There's no need to upgrade CPU for the gain I'd get while wasting money.

Madmax
11-30-2008, 09:09 PM
Your rig is not bad, but mine is better. I got 2 x HD4850's and 1 x 8600, what more FPS do i need or Physics.

I have 4GB of DDR 2 as well.

E8600 @ 4.2ghz, an do 4.5ghz, but to hot.

\m/ Rich \m/
11-30-2008, 10:17 PM
hey, look at my e-pe n is!

Ultra54
11-30-2008, 11:04 PM
lol.... I gave the same cpu to my kid and kept the quad for me.

DeleteAccout
12-23-2008, 12:30 PM
I aggree however that a truely GOOD PC is one that is both functional and cost effective. Sure, the extra few hundred you spend will most likely give you more power, and more frames ... but the average gamer wants something they can maximize framerates, and minimize cost with .... such as the Q6600 did.

It's a good chip and still the best bang for the buck in my opinion.

filthy
12-23-2008, 05:08 PM
I aggree however that a truely GOOD PC is one that is both functional and cost effective. Sure, the extra few hundred you spend will most likely give you more power, and more frames ... but the average gamer wants something they can maximize framerates, and minimize cost with .... such as the Q6600 did.

It's a good chip and still the best bang for the buck in my opinion.

I agree totally, I got my Q6600 for $100 and a E4300, so can't beat that price/performance.

Same with my video card, was $339 at the time, and is now over $400, and is the 3rd best card out there, behind the GTX 280 and of course the 4870X2, but that card has 2 GPUs

Hans
12-23-2008, 05:19 PM
I like my current setup, can't directly think of what to upgrade for what I use it for.

filthy
12-23-2008, 05:35 PM
Yes nice rig Hans. People ask me all the time for advice when buying PCs, and I always ask what they use it for. Most times a simple machine is more than enough.

Also forgot to mention that the GTX 295s are now tops...

Ultra54
01-11-2009, 01:49 AM
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=22211&vpn=BX80562Q6600&manufacture=Intel
It shows up again at NCIX and for 261. It just won't die. O also see big discounts off GTX280's

403_forbidden
01-14-2009, 10:01 PM
Your rig is not bad, but mine is better. I got 2 x HD4850's and 1 x 8600, what more FPS do i need or Physics.

I have 4GB of DDR 2 as well.

E8600 @ 4.2ghz, an do 4.5ghz, but to hot.


Oh yea....my Commodore Vic 20 will blow the doors off your rigs any day :).....LOLOLOLOLO

Upper Decker
01-14-2009, 10:37 PM
thats got nothin on my kaypro suckas

NewCasa
01-15-2009, 11:27 AM
Hmmm...maybe it's time to upgrade my Commodore PET?

Hans
01-15-2009, 05:58 PM
Do not make me trump you with my monster PC.

http://www.old-computers.com/MUSEUM/photos/philips_g7000_3s.jpg

NewCasa
01-16-2009, 01:13 AM
Wow - never saw that one before. And I took FORTRAN on an IBM 34. Before the Trash-80.

Scoff
01-16-2009, 07:07 PM
Yep, still going strong.

Nihilistic Heathen
01-17-2009, 02:54 PM
Do not make me trump you with my monster PC.

http://www.old-computers.com/MUSEUM/photos/philips_g7000_3s.jpg

That looks like the first video game console I had. LOL

Just checked wiki and it is the European version. LOL

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnavox_Odyssey%C2%B2