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post #11 of 26
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Just had another thought, is my 400watt PSU enough to power a Q series and my heavily OC'ed GTS450? The PSU is a jeantech...
Never heard of that brand. What the 12v rail?
    
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Unless the Q6600 is really cheap don't spend any more money on 775 platform. You should be able to easily overclock the Q8400 to 3ghz.
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post #13 of 26
Take the Q6600. I had a Q8200 and it couldn't clock worth a dime. It has a quarter of the cache of the Q9X50 chips too, which it makes it all the more awful. I sold mine and went Phenom II for a while.
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post #14 of 26
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Unless the Q6600 is really cheap don't spend any more money on 775 platform. You should be able to easily overclock the Q8400 to 3ghz.
While I agree not to spend money on 775 platform, I think he is probably just looking to upgrade from his e3300, not buy a whole new platform.

Of the 2, the q6600 is going to be better for gaming, over a q8400, yes, the cache really cripples those CPU's.
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Never heard of that brand. What the 12v rail?
Dual 12v rails, 21A and 14A.
EDIT: Actually, it says on the site below that is supports the C2Q, but I'm not sure it will power the GTS 450 and all the drives aswell.
http://www.jeantech.com/400watts.html
 
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post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by Warweo View Post
Dual 12v rails, 21A and 14A.
EDIT: Actually, it says on the site below that is supports the C2Q, but I'm not sure it will power the GTS 450 and all the drives aswell.
http://www.jeantech.com/400watts.html
Plenty of power for overclocking CPU,GPU, sorry to derail your thread last page but I HATE false information especially when someone is about to pull the trigger on a new piece of hardware.
    
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post #17 of 26
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Dual 12v rails, 21A and 14A.
EDIT: Actually, it says on the site below that is supports the C2Q, but I'm not sure it will power the GTS 450 and all the drives aswell.
http://www.jeantech.com/400watts.html
With a GTS450, you are fine.
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post #18 of 26
Q6600 for $80.

Honestly, as has been stated here, it's not worth going out and getting a massive upgrade for these 775 mobos. A brand new quad costs more than an i5 right now. For an upgrade I'd grab that Q6600. I was looking at it myself but I'm trying to talk a guy out of his Q9550....
 
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Plenty of power for overclocking CPU,GPU, sorry to derail your thread last page but I HATE false information especially when someone is about to pull the trigger on a new piece of hardware.
No problem adzsask, thanks for the help. (You aswell AMC)
 
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Thanks for the link crashdummy35, but I'd prefer to have one that hadn't had the S**T OC'ed out of it, water cooling or not... I've found one myself with the G0 stepping that is only 30 odd miles away from me anyway.
EDIT: Sorry, double post. Didn't notice.
Edited by Warweo - 8/11/11 at 2:50pm
 
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