Good Monday morning, nothing makes the start of the work week better than switching
to day light savings.
MadShrimps looks at the OCZ
ProXStream 1000W power supply. Techgage posted its look at a set of Kingston
2GB HyperX PC2-9200 memory. Overclockers Club hast posted its review of
Core 2 Q6600.
From all the above results, the only reason to buy the Q6600 over the E6600
would be if you do a LOT of encoding, rendering etc etc. The performance boosts
for compression/decompression, and encoding is unsurpassed. However, if you're
a casual gamer looking to build a new gaming rig, then I'd have to recommend
the E6600. Currently, there are simply too few games that fully take advantage
of SMP. Even in games that fully support SMP (Rainbow 6: Vegas), you'll only
see improvements of 10-15 fps, which in my mind, isn't worth the extra cost
of a quad core chip. Thankfully, with the ability to overclock these processors
so easily, you will be able to milk every last drop of performance from them.
The raw power that these new CPUs have to offer makes them the current
crème de la crème. I would say my major concern about this processor
would be the highly inaccurate temperature reporting that this CPU has.
Legion Hardware posts its take on the Thermaltake
Toughpower 850W and finally ASE Labs has a DirectX
10 editorial for us.