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Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH View Post
Some dont want to completely rebuild into DDR3/New board and processor.

It can be cheaper to just go 775.
Exactly.
I'd go i7 if I had the money but since I don't, all I can do is OC this C2Q further.
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I grabbed a Q9550 for sale on OCN here because I couldn't afford to upgrade the rest of the rig to match it. So far so good...

Next step will probably be 2600k, because I believe the 775 coolers will work on it? So I won't have to upgrade my water block?
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post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by Princess Garnet View Post
Bingo. This is why, for example, now that LGA 1366 is starting to suffer some loss of value due to it's aging, it's mostly the lower end chips like the Core i7 920 that drop in value, but the hex core models still have demand. Supply and demand.
Wow, this pretty much answers my questions. Also AMD did the same thing with their Phenom 9950. I wouldn't see the point in buying that when I can get a Phenom II for a less than $200.

Well, I'm not so educated in the business world..
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maby buy a 2nd hand computer with a c2q chip in ,here in south africa i see a crap load of c2q for sale lots of Q9xxxx
somw q6600

well the c2q is just over priced and still used ddr2
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Fixed the chart. Somewhat.

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