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Quad 2.4ghz or Dual 3ghz?

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Hi All, I am about to build my first Hackintosh and have a list of parts just stuck on which processor to buy. I am torn between the;


Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, Kentsfield Core, S775, 2.40 GHz 1066MHz 8MB Cache, 9x Multiplier, Retail £120.90




Intel Core 2 Duo, E8400, Wolfdale Core, S775, 3.0 GHz, 1333MHz, 6MB Cache, 9x Multiplier, Retail £113.38


It is mainly for Core Apps, 3D rendering, plus general use..


Here is the rest of the list so far, hoping to order this week....


512MB Sapphire HD3850 PCI-E2.0 (x16), 1656MHz GDDR3, GPU 668MHz, 320 Cores, 2xDVI-I/HDTV, HDCP

Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R, iP45 Express, S775, PCI-E 2.0x16, DDR2 1066/1200/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX

Pioneer DVR-216DBK 20x DVD±R, 12x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, SATA, Black, OEM

4GB (2x2GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-18


I am sure both will be fine, any comments appreciated. :)

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Hi, check this out:


It's in italian, but it's easy. You have to choose the two CPUs and the test (which are listed in english). You'll be shown a chart giving you the results of all the CPUs listed and the two you chose will be in red.

maybe there is something that can help you to decide!

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Hi, Quad core it is, great as I can get this for £399.95 delivered and was hoping to be under £400. I figure the GPU is more important for core apps especially motion and I can look into overclocking the processor should I become impatient.


Thanks for the link.



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