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45nm Q ftw
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LOL What happened to this thread?

I didn't read it all, however bottom line... In the USA you are never going to find a Q9550 or Q9650 for $100. I've been looking for months.

I really don't want to spend the cash on a new mobo/cpu/ram/cooler right now, which I have priced out for the i5-2500k around $450. And the $150-$200 it would cost me to upgrade my E8500 to the Q9xxx just doesn't seem worth it.

So I took my E8500 even higher to 4463Mhz. My idle temp right now is 60c, gaming on BFBC2 is 99c... lol...
    
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LOL What happened to this thread?

I didn't read it all, however bottom line... In the USA you are never going to find a Q9550 or Q9650 for $100. I've been looking for months.

I really don't want to spend the cash on a new mobo/cpu/ram/cooler right now, which I have priced out for the i5-2500k around $450. And the $150-$200 it would cost me to upgrade my E8500 to the Q9xxx just doesn't seem worth it.

So I took my E8500 even higher to 4463Mhz. My idle temp right now is 60c, gaming on BFBC2 is 99c... lol...
Well, you'll be buying SB soon then.
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Well, you'll be buying SB soon then.
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Not to thread jack but I'm kind of in the same position.. except my p35 board is cack. I think I'll just hold off as long as I can and buy a 2500k/2600k since I do a lot of photo editting. I would only stay on 775 if I could find a good deal on a Q9XXX cpu
 
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This thread has served its' useful purpose. The amount of personal insults are absolutely appalling.

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