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Really want to upgrade my CPU to the Q9650 which I can get from a friend for really cheap but the only thing putting me off is that if something happens to it, I can't get it replaced so I was wondering why the price of this CPU and other Q9 series quads cost more than SB and i5's. In the Uk, the Q9650 doesn't go for less than £240, whilst the i5 760 goes for £150 and the i5 2500K goes for £160! is there any chance the price of it will go down in the next couple of months? and before anyone mentions upgrading, I don't want to spend money replacing my mobo/ram/cpu when I could just replace the cpu I'm a simple person
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post #2 of 6
If you can get the 9650 for a good price, then I'd get it. I wouldn't worry too much about warranty issues. It is a solid CPU.
post #3 of 6
Shop around a bit. I picked up a QX9650 off Craigslist last night. Paid $140.

Deals are out there...

QX6800's on ebay are going for ~100...
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post #4 of 6
Why do you want to upgrade? Your cpu should be more than capable of handling everything until you want to upgrade to the next socket.

The only thing you gain is VT I believe...
post #5 of 6
Intel generally doesn't reduce prices of discontinued products, it won't go down. A 980x is still $999, and it's beat out by a 2600k 9 out of 10 times. Look for a used one, especially off of OCN.
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post #6 of 6
Grab an 9550 and overclock it to 4.0. A C2Q at 4.0 is still a beastly processor.
 
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