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Which CPU should I go with?

I can get a SLAWN on ebay for $290 or a SLB8W from Newegg for $340

Here is my setup:

Motherboard:
Gigabyte P35-DS4 (Rev 2.0)

Processor:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 | Overclocked to 3.4GHz | Water Cooled

Memory:
8GB (4 x 2GB) Corsair XMS DDR2 800 | TWIN2X4096-6400C5
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post #2 of 18
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Which CPU should I go with?

I can get a SLAWN on ebay for $290 or a SLB8W from Newegg for $340

Here is my setup:

Motherboard:
Gigabyte P35-DS4 (Rev 2.0)

Processor:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 | Overclocked to 3.4GHz | Water Cooled

Memory:
8GB (4 x 2GB) Corsair XMS DDR2 800 | TWIN2X4096-6400C5
Go Q9650. Even though the QX9650 have an unlocked multi it runs hotter VS a Q9650 and in general do not overclock as high, due to older stepping. The x9 multi of the Q9650 will bring you to at least 4.050GHz on that mobo.

Or wait, with that price difference you could just aswell go QX9650.
    
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post #3 of 18
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Anybody running this MB with either of these CPUs? What are the clocks & temps? Air or Water?
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128GB SSD (CT128M4SSD2) Samsung SH-S203N Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung P2770FH 27" Widescreen LCD 
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post #4 of 18
If you're trying to get a gaming upgrade, you'll be better off with a new GPU.

That's alot to spend just to put underneath a 9800
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post #5 of 18
If you have that much, you can easily save a bit more and get a Sandy Bridge 2500K or 2400, and a motherboard, and DDR3 RAM...
post #6 of 18
For $340, you can pretty much get an i7 920/mobo and probably even some RAM...not worth it to spend anywhere close to $300-350 to feed a 9800.
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post #7 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by rtfc3po View Post
Which CPU should I go with?

I can get a SLAWN on ebay for $290 or a SLB8W from Newegg for $340

Here is my setup:

Motherboard:
Gigabyte P35-DS4 (Rev 2.0)

Processor:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 | Overclocked to 3.4GHz | Water Cooled

Memory:
8GB (4 x 2GB) Corsair XMS DDR2 800 | TWIN2X4096-6400C5
Brah, you can get a 2600K for $310, or a 2500K for $215. Both would completely destroy a QX9650.

You can get 8GB of good DDR3-1866 for ~$70, and a Z68 board for $100.

However, this is useless to feed a 9800, I'd get a 560ti/570/580 or a 6870/6950/6970 before I upgraded anything else.
Edited by Ysbl - 10/2/11 at 8:09pm
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post #8 of 18
get a new GPU bud.......you can find a GTX470 for around 170-190.....there is even a Galaxy GTX480 for 230 in the F/S section
    
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post #9 of 18
Core2Quads are still hilariously overpriced. I'd go with an 1155 motherboard and a nice 2500k for around the same price.

And then get a GPU.
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post #10 of 18
I'd take that money and go with a Sandy Bridge motherboard + processor. I'm pretty sure you can get a 2500k and motherboard for under $340. I would highly recommend that over buying an older Core 2 Quad that's already 2 generations behind.
    
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