I am planning to buy this one after reading the many encomiastic reviews, I have some questions though.
1) Does the standard cooler suffice or do you recommend another one?
2) If I make the choice for the Q6600 (quad) can you run 4 separate programs in each core?
Well Im not a programmer, But here goes anyway!
1. Should be OK for usual work unless you OC. OC is really fun with this chips. Its much easier than before to reach new clock speeds.
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme is the best cooler for now if you plan to OC. If not and you just want to reach stable Temp I suggest Arctic-Cooling Freezer 7 Pro. Cheap and does a good job.
2. Yes, Shoudln't be a problem. Only bottleneck could be the memory amount.
They now have a machine with Q6600 in stead for €799, which I suspect is the same machine with an upgraded CPU
Is that for the whole system or just the CPU!? The CPU alone should be well below 300$.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... CatId=2758
289$. Ofcourse it only counts if you assign the machine yourself.
Hope this helps,