View Poll Results: When do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    I had a Q6600 for about 2 months. Why so short? Well, I found a good deal on a (back then) hard to find Q9550 E0, so I clearly had to buy it! lmao

    Q6600 to 955BE, an interesting upgrade... :S

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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    Quote Originally Posted by sammorris View Post

    Q6600 to 955BE, an interesting upgrade... :S
    Lulz. The only saving grace being it wasnt a 9950 he upgraded to.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    Nah, that would have been a downgrade

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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    Given that the next build will probably require a new motherboard/moving to DDR3 RAM, I intend to hold to this CPU for 3 years. As long as I upgrade GFX card when necessary it should be good for a while (it will probably take that long before the new instructions are 'necessary' too).

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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    I think people get too hung up on CPU's.

    My Q6600 is the ONLY component in my PC that I have not considered changing in the past year. TBH, I think only a motherboard change will force me to go with a new chip. However for now I am very happy with the Q6600. Just like for all those years I was happy with my AMD 64 3200+, but multiple cores made me migrate to Intel.

    What I am holding out for is SSD's to become cheap (as they give significant performance boost's), and for DX11 GPU's to be released (as my 8800GT is starting to age).

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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    Need a new option in the poll: Until something seriously better comes out.

    Given it's going to mean a whole core system overhaul (RAM & Mobo too) there has to be a pressing reason for the change. I don't see one at present.

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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    I'm still on an E4300, overclocked and still going strong. I keep thinking about upgrading but unless I move to something like a Q8400 or a second hand Q6600 it'll mean a full CPU/mobo/mem change, and probably a new GPU as well to keep everything balanced.

    So I'm certainly waiting for i5 and probably won't buy anything new until well into next year.
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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    I'm still running my E6600 (2.4ghz clocked to 3), and it still performing well. I've had 3.2 ghz out of it and I think I can get still more, with air cooling (AC Freezer 7 Pro).

    I was actually thinking of upgrading to the Q6600, and staying on that for a long while!

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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    Given that I'm still using my Athlon XP 2600+ for a lot of day to day stuff, I can't see me getting rid of the Q6600 until all software becomes 128bit and it is genuinely obsolete Given that I've had the Athlon for pushing 6 years now and the Q6600 only 1.5, I'll be keeping it for *at least* another 4 - 5 years. My day to day requirements are such that a Q6600 at stock speeds is pretty much wasted anyway, and if it starts struggling I can always have a pop at overclocking it until it doesn't

    Of course, I may build something to replace the Athlon XP in that time, but frankly I doubt I'll ever build a top-end PC again - my usage patterns just don't justify it. I'm far more likely to get a graphics upgrade some time over the next year, then add low-spec machines for HTPC, office and portable use.

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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    I don't plan to reaplce my Q9550 any time soon, if I managed to find an C2Q Extreme for a decent price I might swap that in, but I doubt I will.

    Other than that it's going to be a couple of years until I re-build my desktop. Unless I find video or photo editing pushing this one a bit hard in the mean time.

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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    I'm still using a chip two generations older than the Q6600 Considering an i7 8xx replacement some time next year with a p57 chipset, but put off by Intel's horrific lack of upgrade potential for the series.

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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    I will keep mine till the day it dies or the shuttle it lives in pops its cloggs and forces the upgrade

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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    not a for a good while yet.
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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    I'm keeping mine at the speeds as stated in my system spec's until it does one of the following ;

    1) Starts to exhibit issues and crashing due to pushing it well passed it's real-life speeds.
    2) Struggles to do what my system is built primarily to do which is play the odd game, stream music and videos around the house to various 360 consoles.
    3) Web browsing starts to exhibit issues

    Once my system does the above, I'll then simply upgrade the CPU, Motherboard, Memory and graphics to a reasonable upgrade

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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    My Q6600 was relagated to the spare PC when I went i7......I expect it will be in there for quite some time.
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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    No plans to upgrade until it starts to struggle, it's good for another year at least. SSD will be my next upgrade.
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