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New processor at a special offer price, from a reputable company.

Don't just vote cold, please give a reason.

Cheapest available on net I believe.
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#1
#2
good price :D
#4
Scan have it at £237 so it’s hardly a big saving.
I'd rather spend an extra £15 to gaurantee a D0 stepping - http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?IL-I7920DO
banned#5
Agharta
Scan have it at £237 so it’s hardly a big saving.
I'd rather spend an extra £15 to gaurantee a D0 stepping - http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?IL-I7920DO


Scan charge delivery if you not AV forums member... :thumbsup:
#6
HEAT
Scan charge delivery if you not AV forums member... :thumbsup:


does it cost much to join avforums?
#7
It's free, just like signing up here
#8
Nice price, but for anyone looking for a new processor, I'd recommend the Intel Q6600 over anything right now. Running mine sweet as a nut overclocked to 3.1ghz on each core just with air cooling. :-D
http://www.tekheads.co.uk/s/product?product=608003
#9
I have a Q6600. If I overclock it do I reduce its lifespan considerably?
#10
As long as you are careful with it, and don't go crazy, you'll be fine. Don't take your max voltage beyond 1.5 is my best advice. I achieved some stability at 3.2Ghz, but took it down for definite stability, and it's running like a dream.
banned#11
ok here we go......
#12
wow this will go great for my office 2000 work, nah seriously though good price. As for the q6600 even if it does reduce the lifespan your average joe punter changes there machine 2/3 years anyway so it doesnt really matter if you do overclock it won't make a difference had my macihne overcloked for 3 years and not had a problem.
#13
go with the Q6600 i agree, much better
#14
Q6600 cant hold a light to this processor and is pretty old, its still a good processor but even if i was to only buy a LGA775 it would be a Q9550 which has better architecture (45nm compared to Q6600's 65nm) and overclocking abilities then the Q6600.

The new i7 (socket 1366) processors are a lot faster then the core2's (LGA775) but you have to upgrade your motherboard and ram to even use them so basicly you have to rebuild ur system.

But with processors the more you pay the better they are, so just buy what u can afford.
#15
the q6600 is a great cpu, i have one, but the new i7,s especially the D0 stepping can do 4ghz on 1.3 volts, pretty impressive
#16
Adnan786
ok here we go......


lol , your so right

People are mono manical

_______________________________

Are the socket 1366 ers good over clockers, btw ?

Do you think imtel will bring out a new packaging format/socket soon because thje associated boards are real expensive ?

Will 12 gigs ever be more useful than 8 gigs of ram , in everyday use?


COCO

I bought my Q6600 in August '08 for £105 incl overclocked ever since - I can kinda see why the price went up:-D
#17
The Q6600 is indeed quite old but it's a fantastic processor, I'd say it goes down as one of the best CPUs in history.

I still have one nicely overclocked and it's still fast, you don't need anything more unless you really need faster encoding speeds or run Tri-SLI/CrossFireX at 2560x1600 or something else insane that consoles can only dream of.

I have been tempted many times to get an i7 but it's not needed now...
#18
I have an i7 it is faster than my old Q6600, but both are very good processors.
#19
i7 920 is around 75% more in cost than a q6600
i7 920 can run crysis about 10% faster than a q6600
i7 920 can render 3d studio max stills about 55% faster

I would deffinatley buy one if i had the spare cash :)
probably need to buy a new mother board and ram thou
#20
I_SHOULD_COCO
I bought my Q6600 in August '08 for £105 incl overclocked ever since - I can kinda see why the price went up:-D

Because the pound fell agaisnt the dollar not because Intel heard that you'd over-clocked your Q6600. :-D
#21
LOL!

I have thought about upgrading many times, but I am quite an AMD fan (no ***** please :P). DDR3 memory is still slightly too expensive to make the move over to an i7 worthwhile.
banned#22
I_SHOULD_COCO
lol , your so right

People are mono manical

_______________________________

Are the socket 1366 ers good over clockers, btw ?

Do you think imtel will bring out a new packaging format/socket soon because thje associated boards are real expensive ?

Will 12 gigs ever be more useful than 8 gigs of ram , in everyday use?


COCO

I bought my Q6600 in August '08 for £105 incl overclocked ever since - I can kinda see why the price went up:-D



Woah. Ive got a motherboard with DDR memory, but i bought kingston DDR2 ram recently, because it was cheap. I intend to buy a motherboard soon that supports DDR2 ram. Ive got 6 X 2gb ram sticks that i intended to use. Using 12gb of ram would be slower then using 8gb? Why is that? I was thinking of a quad core processor with 12gb of ram, so that i wont need to upgrade my computer for a few years, but if 8gb would be more beneficial, then i may aswell give the 2gb away to a friend.
#23


Why? i7 920 is almost double the speed in every benchmarch I had see an for 50 extra I thinnk is a the best choise at the moment
#24
Very tempted to get one but have to keep convincing myself that I dont need it yet.
I'm assuming that there should be a major price drop in the i7's soon. But at the moment, 240 for a processor, plus about £150 for a decent motherboard to go with it just isn't worth it.

For £240, I got myself the Q6600 and a decent motherboard in August 2007. It's still going strong
#25
Yeah I got the Q6600 at £100 a while ago and have never had any problems.

I only really play games like FM2009, COD4 /5 etc and can max out the graphics settings with a HD4870 so I don't think this is really worth the money for me, regardless of how fast it is.

I get the feeling that HDDs are the bottleneck nowadays.

I still voted hot though as it is a good price.
#26
MrBrightside1987
I'm assuming that there should be a major price drop in the i7's soon


In the third quarter of this year the i5s are going to be released at a more 'consumer friendly' price point than the i7s; this will probably cause the i7s to drop in price too.
#27
The Q6600 is a fab processor and a year ago i would have said buy one.

the 9550 is the one to buy now tho if you do not want to upgrade mobo etc however.... That being said if you HAVE a Q6600 there is little point upgrading for most people.

i personally have no gaming system at mo, my X2 has gone in my media PC so i will be going i7 as it IS an amazing chip. If going for total upgrade there is little point looking at AMD at mo imo.

back to overclocking...... if you are running a Q6600 at stock then you have an amazing upgrade at your fingertips for very little cost. most will ramp to 3.2ghz with very little faffing and it wont really reduce the life of the chip. My advice would be to upgrade your cooler however. you can get an
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro for around £18 and this will keep your chip nice and cool allowing you to maybe up your voltage a touch if needed. but thats for another thread, google Q6600 overclocking, even "reputable" companies oc these as a matter of course when benchmarking as its a no brainer and will get you another 12 months top performance out of it at least.

The best bang for buck processor ever....... the Q6600 is up there but i would have to say i think the celeron 300 still has that honour just about (tho you may have to be over 25 to have come accross this chip) it was amazing back in the day and did 450mhz out of the box ... woooo ;)
hot deal btw
#28
Hammeh
LOL!

I have thought about upgrading many times, but I am quite an AMD fan (no ***** please :P). DDR3 memory is still slightly too expensive to make the move over to an i7 worthwhile.


why be a "fan" of anyone, they are all just trying to get your money.

for years i bought AMD stuff (indeed i have 5 pc's in my house ALL are AMD) they were top dog for a long time, but since the core chips, there has been little reason to buy AMD imo.

you save money by not having loyalty to anyone be it in tv's , games consoles or PC's :)
#29
imo (and the guys over at Toms Hardware) the best bang for your buck at the moment is the E8500..

Not that many apps using more than 2 cores (unless you're into high-end multimedia, batch processing, etc)

Not saying that the Q6600 isn't an awesome chip.. Just that there's better out there these days.
#30
Same packaging as optrex, cool.
#31
bigmike20vt

The best bang for buck processor ever....... the Q6600 is up there but i would have to say i think the celeron 300 still has that honour just about (tho you may have to be over 25 to have come accross this chip) it was amazing back in the day and did 450mhz out of the box ... woooo ;)
hot deal btw


I have a Q6600 now (runs 3.2 easily, 3.6 also stable (but I'm scared to leave it there!). I also had a Celly 300 back in the day - got it to 533Mhz I think (IIRC) almost a 2x OC :) It loved Quake2 :)
#32
can anyone recommend a motherboard to go with this?
in urgent need of rebuild...
total budget is £500 all in
need ram too.
have hd, os, dvdrw and case.
#33
Good deal but I say wait until the Core i5 is released as this will bring down the prices of both the i5 and the i7.
banned#34
Might look like horses for courses between the Q6600 vs i7 920, but if [something for nothing] overclocking is the goal, the i7 solution is the better choice for around £150 more [maybe £30 less in the near future] for a CPU-MB-RAM package. The new DO stepping 920 is a must, the cheapest MB like the Asus P6T SE/GB-X58 UD3 will do [but not MSI] and the £80+ Patriot Viper 6GB 1600 is AOK. An overclock to 3.4GHz is a foregone conclusion and there is no humanly perceptible difference between the various MB offerings at that overclock.– unless diffferences mirroring those of Formula car racing qualifiers is the reason for exisitng.

There is no such thing as future proofing for these fashion/religion-driven PC items but the i7 is the CPU of the moment especially if video transcoding is the main activity. Scan being the optimal choice [because size does matter should you know how to use it] if you’ve got freebie delivery, Overclockers being a predatory fanboy den – even if one may say so – and Tekheads is trying very hard but do they have the DO stepping plus free delivery?
#35
tmj2007
Nice price, but for anyone looking for a new processor, I'd recommend the Intel Q6600 over anything right now. Running mine sweet as a nut overclocked to 3.1ghz on each core just with air cooling. :-D
http://www.tekheads.co.uk/s/product?product=608003


3.1ghz is nothing for a 6600 mate.
I used to have mine running at 3.7... 4ghz at one point.
On air.
#36
liddlefeesh
Good deal but I say wait until the Core i5 is released as this will bring down the prices of both the i5 and the i7.

i5 was always intended to be priced lower than i7 so it’s not safe to assume that its release will affect i7 pricing. The i7 platform is a premium solution with premium pricing and Intel won’t want to lower the premium unless they have to due to poor sales or strong competition from AMD. AMD’s revival will likely affect i7 pricing much more than i5.
i7 is about the whole platform as it supports SLI and Crossfire which might well not be available for i5 on the same motherboard. You will also see 6 core CPUs for i7 and probably not for i5.
DDR3 is now cheap enough but the x58 motherboards still start at £150 which is a lot.
#38

Add the postage and it costs more and it's an OEM chip so no heatsink/fan and a shorter warranty.
#39
#40
azazael
3.1ghz is nothing for a 6600 mate.
I used to have mine running at 3.7... 4ghz at one point.
On air.


Which board? You wanna suggest some voltages etc?

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