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as I said maybe took it wrong sorry was not trying to pick a fight, :thumbsup:

I don't get it still I mean I have everything so not a buying issue, I just don't get aren't things as they get older go down in cost!? that is the part that I can not get my head around. plus they still selling the chips but not full atx boards just micro weird stuff to me

I don't know maybe I am just stupid lol but it seems as if they are forcing people to upgrade to 1155 or 1156 or 1366 or ext.... lol

That is marketing 101.

For people that still want a decent 775 quad, the Q9550 is still a great option, I know I have one. Only reason why I am moving on is more or less the F@H with BigAdv. Another reason why these chips aren't loosing value is that they OC like no other, again, mine will do 4.5ghz stable with the right mobo.
    
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That is marketing 101.

For people that still want a decent 775 quad, the Q9550 is still a great option, I know I have one. Only reason why I am moving on is more or less the F@H with BigAdv. Another reason why these chips aren't loosing value is that they OC like no other, again, mine will do 4.5ghz stable with the right mobo.
ok good I have the xfx 790I will that get me ( I want to explain this first I had the chip on a p5nt deluxe and the board sucked so got the xfx) a good overclock? I have just started and have not got my base line yet but what should I shoot for? I don't have the system on now but I don't think I have the E0 stepping or is that the normal one can't remember sorry to ask this but just going to be doing this today
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ok good I have the xfx 790I will that get me ( I want to explain this first I had the chip on a p5nt deluxe and the board sucked so got the xfx) a good overclock? I have just started and have not got my base line yet but what should I shoot for?
The 790i won't be much better, I was thinking in terms of a good P45 mobo.
    
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The 790i won't be much better, I was thinking in terms of a good P45 mobo.
I would have gotten something like that but had 3 260's to put in so wanted 3way sli
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I would have gotten something like that but had 3 260's to put in so wanted 3way sli
At this point, I think you are better off to just sell off the Q9550 and the 790i for a SB solution.
    
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At this point, I think you are better off to just sell off the Q9550 and the 790i for a SB solution.
You can most likely get a i5 2500k and a P67 mobo for that.
    
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I have the Q9550 on a UD3P board, which up until last week had been my primary rig. Most of the Q9550's will hit 4ghz with ease on the right board. Considering they are not being produced anymore and that there are still many people running on that platform, the demand for them is still there.
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