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Budget 200
Options - going from a Q6600 @3.6 on water (high vid and overvolted to all hell) to a QX9650 or trying to upgrade from the entire p45/775 goodness to an i7 setup? I would need to score a board/ram/cpu for 200 that would perform on par or better than the QX9650 obviously.

A few small bits of info. This pc will be getting a titan before august 27th. I will also be beginning a new build (over time due to $) in august which will be as close to top of the end hardware as is reasonable. (4k budget)

This pc is basically one I built in like.. 2006 or some crap. it was top of the line at the time, has served me well for a very long time. but now FFXIV arr is on the horizon and I need to upgrade this to make that playable at quality settings until I can build the new pc.

Think that about covers it, what do you guys suggest? what would you do if it were you? And lastly if anyone has a "combo" or a top end 775 chip in that ball park feel free to chime in =P
post #2 of 4
It isn't really possible to get an I7 mobo+ CPU+RAM for under 200. Just get a qx9650.
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Or wait it out.
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Wait out 2 months and have a 4.2k budget biggrin.gif
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