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Howdy,

I've been looking for a quad-core 775 CPU to keep me going for a couple of years or so until I eventually get round to upgrading to Sandy Bridge (maybe Ivy Bridge if I wait long enough lol).

What would be a decent upgrade from an E6850 @ 3.4Ghz?

I've been looking at the Q9450, any good? Obviously there are Intel's extreme lineup, but obviously too expensive
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post #2 of 15
Is there any reason you could not go Sandy Bridge now. If you can use parts from your old rig then you should be able to upgrade for fairly cheap.
Edited by leichtwork - 5/13/11 at 4:04am
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you can get a 9450 off ebay for like $180 or under. But in the long run sell what you have now and getting a 2500K with mobo, cpu and ram would be best if possible.
 
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Originally Posted by terraprime View Post
you can get a 9450 off ebay for like $180 or under. But in the long run sell what you have now and getting a 2500K with mobo, cpu and ram would be best if possible.
You can buy a brand new sandybridge cpu for the same price

i agree sell your current gear and it will pay for a new 1155 setup
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post #5 of 15
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But for a decent P67 motherboard, 2500k and at 4GB DDR3 is approx. £350!

Quite a lot of monies

How about 1366 socket stuff? 2nd hand?
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post #6 of 15
1366 is more costy than 1155 mate. Get a Q9550, one of the best upgrades for 775
post #7 of 15
Q6600 is your best bang for the $$ - most G0 steppings can reach 3.6 - 4GHZ and shouldn't bottleneck anything that you can get in the near future. They can be found for 90 - $100 and will beat out most AMD Phenom II's

LGA 775 is still a good socket as long as you aren't dropping tons of $$ into it
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post #8 of 15
If you want something that will hold you over on socket 775 for a couple years so you dont have to completely redo your system I would suggest a q9550. With your mobo you should be able to get it up to 4ghz.

If you do some searching or even dont mind buying used you can get a used q9550 for about $150ish if not less, especially with more and more people going to socket 1155.

I made the move from my e8400 @ 4.0ghz to the q9550 @3.95ghz about a year and a half ago and i haven't looked back. I have had the bug to upgrade to SB but I honestly have no reason to as the q9550 is able to run fast enough to last me another year or two gaming wise.
post #9 of 15
Q9550 is where it's at.
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post #10 of 15
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Cool, thanks for the advice. Will look into the Q9550, but also the Q6600 if I can find one at a bargain price.
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