Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: wait for kentsfield?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    206
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • fresh's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P5N-E Sli
      • CPU:
      • C2D E6750 @ 3.25GHZ
      • Memory:
      • 2x2GB OCZ Platinum 6400
      • Storage:
      • 500GB samsung F1
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 8800GTS 320 @ 685/1500/999
      • PSU:
      • Zalman Heatpipe 650W
      • Case:
      • Antec 900
      • Monitor(s):
      • Acer 22 Wide 1650x1080
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 20Mb Cable

    wait for kentsfield?

    im wanting to buy an E6600 C2D but kentsfield arrives in 2007 so should i wait for those and wait till price drops or just stick with C2D?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    529
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    3 times in 3 posts
    Depends what you want your system for. And how much money you have.

    There are always better products on the horizen. Don't wait for kentsfield.

    Either go for the 6600 now and keep it. It will still be extremely fast for a long while.
    Or go for a cheaper 6300 which is just as good for most uses, and stick in a kensfield later with the money saved.
    Asus Z170 Pro Gaming. i5-6500. 16gig Ripjaw 2400. Samsung 950pro NMVe 250gig+ 1tb Intel 660p. GTX Titan. Corsair TX650M.



    939 3800 X2 | 2gig corsairXMS 3200C2
    1950XT | 500gig,320,200,160
    Plextor DVD burner | Yamaha CRW-F1 CD-drive
    Thermaltake Xaser 3 w 480W FSP | X-fi fatal1ty

    Things have moved on since I first joined...

  3. #3
    Moderator chuckskull's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    The Frozen North
    Posts
    7,713
    Thanks
    951
    Thanked
    690 times in 463 posts
    • chuckskull's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z77-D3H
      • CPU:
      • 3570k @ 4.7 - H100i
      • Memory:
      • 32GB XMS3 1600mhz
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Samsung 850 Pro + 3TB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 980Ti Classified
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic M12 700W
      • Case:
      • Corsair 500R
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus VG278HE
      • Internet:
      • FTTC
    Kentsfield isn't going to be cheap. Almost guaranteed to be north of £500. If you have that kinda money for a processor, stick a 6300 in now and get a kentsfield at release if not stick with C2D.

  4. #4
    Flat cap, Whippets, Cave. Clunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    11,056
    Thanks
    360
    Thanked
    725 times in 459 posts
    Depends what processing power you REALLY need. Dont forget that your average e6600 will hit 3ghz+ (nothing guaranteed, but very likely) and there still isnt that much that you need anything faster for ....yet! I have also read somewhere that Intel will be doing the quad core chips at the same price as the core duo chips and dropping the price on the core duo, but i cant remember where i saw that, in fact, i may have just made that up

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    55
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Well, kentsfield is overkill unless you play Alan Wake. There is a preorder list for QX6700 and it is 970++ USD. That is way too much.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    206
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • fresh's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P5N-E Sli
      • CPU:
      • C2D E6750 @ 3.25GHZ
      • Memory:
      • 2x2GB OCZ Platinum 6400
      • Storage:
      • 500GB samsung F1
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 8800GTS 320 @ 685/1500/999
      • PSU:
      • Zalman Heatpipe 650W
      • Case:
      • Antec 900
      • Monitor(s):
      • Acer 22 Wide 1650x1080
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 20Mb Cable
    thanx for all your help guys. ill just get the E6600, i dont have 500 just for a CPU. thanx again

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. How Long Should I wait?
    By alexander in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 15-11-2006, 05:17 PM
  2. s939 or wait for AM2?
    By davidstone28 in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 14-01-2006, 06:59 PM
  3. should i wait for new ATI SM3 cards?
    By makenx19 in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 16-09-2005, 05:44 PM
  4. Wait or Buy?
    By Jaynie in forum Smartphones and Tablets
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27-06-2005, 09:40 PM
  5. Agonising wait!
    By Shad in forum Automotive
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-09-2003, 04:01 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •