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Best bang for buck CPU for modern games

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by galadial, 11 Dec 2010.

  1. easyrider


    Joined: 24 Dec 2005

    Posts: 39,840

    Location: Autonomy

    This post makes no sense. Read the OP
  2. hybrid572

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Sep 2010

    Posts: 1,030

    I'd be tempted to go with Big.Wayne's overclocking tips. Q6600s are cracking chips, and the quad core is useful for gaming now, but I'd save the money and put it towards a Sandy Bridge system if you can.
  3. lollox


    Joined: 8 Apr 2008

    Posts: 230

    Yet another +1 for a second hand q6600 or q6700. But only after you have at least tried to OC the current set up.

    I paid around £70 with shipping a few months back if I recall correctly from a well known auction site and have got it running 3.4 at the moment, albeit with a better cooler.
  4. Lysander


    Joined: 1 Aug 2005

    Posts: 17,585

    Location: Flatland

    Sorry to hijack the thread a bit, but I have a Q8400 and very much plan on playing The Witcher 2. Will I get good fps esp with those NPC heavy environs?
  5. Dark_Angel


    Joined: 12 May 2005

    Posts: 12,634

    It's not released yet? How do we know? :confused::p
  6. snowdog


    Joined: 27 Oct 2005

    Posts: 13,528

    Location: Netherlands

    Rubbish, my p5b deluxe does it fine, the OP's board has the same chipset, the OP doesn't want to change his mainboard. A simple AC Freezer 7 Pro is fine. If you want silence something like a Scythe Mugen is great and will keep it cool easily at this OC.

    Rubbish, mine is fine after YEARS of use at 3.2...

    A q6600 @ 3+ ghz struggle in games? Right :confused:. I've not noticed any problems. Dual core is crap too when you want to game while doing something else cpu intensive at the meantime, I would never go back to a dual core, even a 4ghz e8xxx or an i3...
  7. r3loaded


    Joined: 20 Mar 2006

    Posts: 383

    Location: Manchester, UK

    Not true anymore nowadays, a lot of modern games benefit from having at least 3 cores, preferably 4. Nothing yet takes advantage of more than 4 cores though.