I'm thinking about upgrading my computer to a Intel quad core but cant decide on which to get. The Q6600 and Q8200 are both $189 on newegg. Ive read up on them and the jist of what Ive found is the Q8200 is quieter and cooler with a smaller cache but has almost no performance difference unless your planning on over clocking (which i doubt ill do).
Which CPU would you pick and why without factoring in OCing, or is there another better CPU in the same relative price range that has a performance difference worth mentioning?
Thank you in advance for any advice.
CPU - AMD X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ 2.2 Ghz
Memory - 4096Mb of Adata DDR2 800
GPU - NVIDIA GeForce 8800Gt 512 Mb (EVGA)
PSU - OCZ StealthXStream 600W
Mobo - http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2310
OS - Xp Home Edition SP2
Mobo Chipset - Nvidia nForce4, AMD Hammer