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Intel Q6600 Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz 8MB Cache (2x4MB (4MB per core pair) Retail £169.99 delivered @ eBuye

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The Intel Core 2 Quad processor is the latest in cutting edge processor technology for the desktop PC. Based on the Intel Core microarchitecture, the Intel Core 2 Quad processor delivers four complete…
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The Intel Core 2 Quad processor is the latest in cutting edge processor technology for the desktop PC. Based on the Intel Core microarchitecture, the Intel Core 2 Quad processor delivers four complete execution cores within a single processor, delivering unprecedented performance and responsiveness in multi-threaded and multi-tasking business and home use environments.

The Intel Core 2 Quad processor is at the center of today's most interactive and content rich software experiences. The evolving set of threaded multi-media applications, including digital content creation, will shine as users are able to complete tasks faster. Game play can achieve even greater visualization and realism as tasks such as artificial intelligence (AI), physics, and rendering can be distributed across each of the four complete execution cores and run in parallel.


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#1
Can anyone please advise:- Whether the Q6600 Or The New E6850 Is better, mainly for Flight Sim X and some Graphics Work :)
banned#3


feed_me_chocs
This supplier lives just down the road from me and there's forever more people queued to return stuff than buying (I've done so enough times over the years, all in the name of trying to save a few quid, but I don't even bother now because it's not worth the hassle).

Voted cold I'm afraid (had it been practically any other supplier this would have been a hot deal)

sorry!:oops:

Chocs


techmob
great price

rubbish company


Bogart
Never had any problem with ebuyer but eclipse right bunch of tossers


newbie2linux
Hi, Good price for Quad-Core. Wouldn't touch this company either. Very bad experience with them.


criky18
Beware - the worst computer company I've ever dealt with. Never again !


So much so for a great deal eh?
#4
was expecting these to come in closer to the £160 mark :-(
#5
cells
was expecting these to come in closer to the £160 mark :-(


They may drop to around that in a few weeks, but I wouldn't hold out for it, the prices retailers are paying for them is closer to the £150-£160 mark and they obviously want their cut, so £170 is about right.

Anyone know if eBuyer are offering G0 stepping with these? I presume they had a pretty large stock of them anyway, so will be clearing out the older stock first.
#6
Archer
So much so for a great deal eh?


How is that related to this?
banned#7
emasu
How is that related to this?


talkshop pointed to the other deal @ eclipsecomputers which is £5 cheaper but for an item of this price I would certainly got for eBuyer over eclipse anyday knowing you are in safe hands. Also read the reviews some HUKD members posted about eclipse.
#8
emasu
Can anyone please advise:- Whether the Q6600 Or The New E6850 Is better, mainly for Flight Sim X and some Graphics Work :)


As far as I know with the latest patches Flight Simulator X makes very good use of all four cores of a quad core CPU so definately the Q6600 is best.
#9
It's also at Scan for a bit more but they say that they have the new 95w version in. Personally now I've done research on XP64 and Vista 64, I'm not sure I can be bothered to upgrade to a 64 bit multi core cpu because there aren't very many programs that use 64 bit or the cores. At the same time you can't use more than 4 gig of ram (useful for graphics and music work) without having a 64 bit version of Windows. Seems to still be waiting time.
#10
montblanc
It's also at Scan for a bit more but they say that they have the new 95w version in. Personally now I've done research on XP64 and Vista 64, I'm not sure I can be bothered to upgrade to a 64 bit multi core cpu because there aren't very many programs that use 64 bit or the cores. At the same time you can't use more than 4 gig of ram (useful for graphics and music work) without having a 64 bit version of Windows. Seems to still be waiting time.


Who exactly said they had the G0 steppings in? On their support forum on Hexus there are people asking and the guys from Scan always say they cannot say which stepping they have in because they get them from several different suppliers.
#11
I e-mailed their customer support and they said that the version they stock is the 95W Energy Efficient version.
#12
montblanc
I e-mailed their customer support and they said that the version they stock is the 95W Energy Efficient version.


Thanks, I'll probably ring through an order tommorrow then so I can be certain they send me a G0 stepping one.
#13
Eclipse takes a while - sometimes a long while - to respond to orders and communications. I'm not all that impressed with them from the orders I've made previously as items listed as "in stock" rarely actually are and then you sit waiting. That was OK for my last order (and I knew better by then) as it was some casemods (sound dampening) a new keyboard and a drive bay air filter and those weren't urgent, but I've cancelled orders that I placed early on with them as I needed those items soonest, not someday.

Unfortunately, this is how a lot of the smaller online computer component shops work - list things, then order them when you get an order, while all the time maintaining that you actually have stock. Ebuyer does actually stock its stock, and I've done good business with them.

As for what is the better processor, the Q6600 is a 4 core processor, the E6850 is a faster dual core processor with a faster FSB. A more technical discussion can be had here: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/228408-28-e6850-q6600-price but basically the 4 cores will generally do more work slower while the dual cores will do a smaller ammount of work faster IF you have the motherboard FSB and memory to support it. Considering lots of programs aren't set up for 4 cores right now, you might find it more advantageous to have the E6850 now but the Q6600 will hold out better in the long term and will be able to do more with future software or more at the same time now (4 cores, no waiting you might say).
#14
#16


OOS though (until the 24th)....so not much of a wait a suppose.
1 Like #17
Some definitions for people:

Q6600 = Quad Core, 2.4 GHz CPU
E6850 = Dual Core 3.0 GHz CPU

Which is best for games today?

Depends on how well the game uses all the cores, but rule of thumb is the E6850 wins on games >at the moment<. To be honest by the time games are well utilising quad cores the 6600 will probably be out of date!

Anandtech have a Q6600 vs E6850 benchmark here

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/intel/showdoc.aspx?i=3038&p=1

As you can see on games the dual core E6850 wins because it has the raw GHz power. The Q6600 may have more cores but has lower Ghz.

Q6600 wins on everything else though! If you are doing Photoshop, rendering then you can't go wrong.

G0 stepping is a certain Q6600 chip that has a lower temp rating. This is mainly for oevrclocking as one assumes a lower starting temperature = more overclocking potential.

Some places like OCUK allow you to reserve the G0 model -

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-161-IN
#18


Has anyone here used YOYOtech before - are they anygood?
#19
inside101
Has anyone here used YOYOtech before - are they anygood?


Here is their Hexus support forum so have a look on there, you should be able to judge customer experiences from there.
#20
antonfrompreston
Here is their Hexus support forum so have a look on there, you should be able to judge customer experiences from there.


Thanks for that - they seem OK.
#21
inside101
Thanks for that - they seem OK.


They are reputable from what I know, but I haven't used them. They are actually a small but well known retailer who have only relatively recently become an etailer.
#22
antonfrompreston
They are reputable from what I know, but I haven't used them. They are actually a small but well known retailer who have only relatively recently become an etailer.


Seems if you're buying a series of items (MoBo, CPU, RAM) you can email them your list and they'll work out a special deal.

Might be worh a try as their prices are already pretty good.
#23
If your going for a Q6600 wait for a few weeks for the GO chips to come into stock looks like with all the price cuts on the Q6600 there selling fast. Ebuyer has sold over 1000 in 2 days most of the shops are out of stock and it will take a week or so for the intel price cut to come into place.

The only thing keeping me back from upgrading just now is the problem of what graphics card to get and the cheapest. GTX isn't worth my money just now and im just looking for a 640mb GTS as im thinking of upgrading to a 22" monitor and want it to last up until next year and i'll buy the latest graphics then just hope PCI express 2.0 doesnt come out for a while.

Anyone know of a cheap place for a GTS thats INstock. Did see a 320mb version for aboout £160 but of course its out of stock :(
#24
inside101
Seems if you're buying a series of items (MoBo, CPU, RAM) you can email them your list and they'll work out a special deal.

Might be worh a try as their prices are already pretty good.


Yes you can, it's deffinately worth seeing what sort of deal they can do for you so you can better weigh up your options.
#25
RobG81
If your going for a Q6600 wait for a few weeks for the GO chips to come into stock looks like with all the price cuts on the Q6600 there selling fast. Ebuyer has sold over 1000 in 2 days most of the shops are out of stock and it will take a week or so for the intel price cut to come into place.

The only thing keeping me back from upgrading just now is the problem of what graphics card to get and the cheapest. GTX isn't worth my money just now and im just looking for a 640mb GTS as im thinking of upgrading to a 22" monitor and want it to last up until next year and i'll buy the latest graphics then just hope PCI express 2.0 doesnt come out for a while.

Anyone know of a cheap place for a GTS thats INstock. Did see a 320mb version for aboout £160 but of course its out of stock :(


There is a 640MB Gainward 8800GTS on the today only offers page at Scan for £222.08, which seems quite cheap.
#26
God everything they list is cheaper until you go to the products page http://www.scan.co.uk/products/productinfo.asp?WebProductID=637206 its over £230 must have just missed the deal. Even though there still showing the special offer prices :\
#27
never mind might just be a minor error.
#28
RobG81
God everything they list is cheaper until you go to the products page http://www.scan.co.uk/products/productinfo.asp?WebProductID=637206 its over £230 must have just missed the deal. Even though there still showing the special offer prices :\


You just need to add it to basket from the today only page and you will get it at lower price.
#29
the whole having to add from the todayonly page has always pissed me off the price should update accross the whole site not 1 page :x
banned#30
By the way, I'd my opinion you can ignore most of the **** spouted about ebuyer.


Scan, Overclockers and eBuyer are the UK's biggest. Most people who moan, when investigated, are just talking bull.

I'm not saying eBuyer are perfect, or anything like it. They have problems, like everyone else. You just hear about it more because the whingers are in a greater number, like the customer base.

I've ordered so many times I've lost count - with no problems, and even when I've wanted to return something because I didn't want it - they were fine with it.
#31
If it's any help, I thought quite hard about it, and then I ordered the E6850, rather than the quad core. This is for my wife's computer, and I figured that she probably won't have a lot of processes running at once. The PC is supposed to last her 'til the end of her uni course, in 3 years time. I suspect that by then there will be some apps that will run faster on quad cores, but that's not really the position now.
#32
vibeone
By the way, I'd my opinion you can ignore most of the **** spouted about ebuyer.

Scan, Overclockers and eBuyer are the UK's biggest. Most people who moan, when investigated, are just talking bull.

I'm not saying eBuyer are perfect, or anything like it. They have problems, like everyone else. You just hear about it more because the whingers are in a greater number, like the customer base.


I've ordered plenty from ebuyer and never had a problem - doesnt mean others who do have problems have to keep quiet though, they have as much right to post complaints about them as anyone.

eBuyer used to be awful with their CS a few years back, which is why they still have a bad reputation for some people - they've improved over the years they've been running though.

I'd rather be warned of people's horror stories with a company rather than unknowingly purchase something from someone who possibly won't help if something goes wrong. Just because you have a better experience with a company than someone else, doesnt mean they're talking bull.
#33
I agree, 4 or 5 years ago eBuyer were horrendous, especially for missed deliveries and you could forget trying to return anything to them. Wasn't there an ebuyer.con website at some point? Anywho, I haven't had a single issue with them in the past 2-3 years, deliveries always on time or early.
#34
emasu
Can anyone please advise:- Whether the Q6600 Or The New E6850 Is better, mainly for Flight Sim X and some Graphics Work :)


I'd go with the Q6600, then clock it up to a decent speed with decent cooling.

The e6850 is really overpriced for what it is. The physical part of chip that does the calculations is the same as in their budget range (e2140/60/80) just clocked faster by intel and with a bigger cache. Whereas the Q6600 is essentially two Core 2 Duos on one chip.
banned#35
melbourne720
Whereas the Q6600 is essentially two Core 2 Duos on one chip.


Correction, 4 cores on one chip
#36
Archer
Correction, 4 cores on one chip


nope hes right... it is 2 core 2 duos on a single chip
banned#37
XTREMEGAMER
nope hes right... it is 2 core 2 duos on a single chip


Reading his post again he is correct nor am i wrong
#38
anyone seen any Q6600 GO stepping chips
#39
NCIX has them, but they're not in the UK.
#40
Too bad i dont live in the US or Canada

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