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Q66, 9x multiplier, durable 65nm silicon.
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q6600 is probably the best value. They are really dropping in price now. Ive seen them for $180 from some sites. It all depends on what you are going to be doing. Get the E8400 if you are gaming but if you plan to do 3d rendering or photo/video editing get the quad.
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Originally Posted by mortimersnerd View Post
q6600 is probably the best value. They are really dropping in price now. Ive seen them for $180 from some sites. It all depends on what you are going to be doing. Get the E8400 if you are gaming but if you plan to do 3d rendering or photo/video editing get the quad.
Yeah I guess it does depend what you're doing. Go with the dual if you're just gaming but if ya want a quad go q6600. Even if you do want to spend alot on a nice mobo to pump the q9450 to 4.0ghz then theres still the issue of cost. With a nice mobo I'm sure a q9450 can clock pretty nice but you can get a q6600 to 4 ghz too for ALOT cheaper.
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Originally Posted by usman_hussain1987 View Post
dude go for the Q9450. then get a sweat board like the ASUS Striker Extreme then you wont nee to worry about the multiplier. if you want to spend a bit less then $280 on a mobo then go for the E8400 wolfdale. thety are crazy fast and can overclock to about 4.00GHz easy. just make sure that you have a decent board to go with it and some good ram Crucial Ballistix should be more then good enough.
What about Abit IP35 PRO?
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post #15 of 19
I can't really give a solid recommendation just yet. Wait a few weeks. Even if you still go with a Q6600, the price will probably drop a bit more by then.
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Is he actually going to get use out of all 4 cores? The E8400 is the best overclocker of the bunch isn't it?
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He asked which one is faster, and said he wants (wonts) "POWER". No mention of value. In this regard, I stand by my recommendation of the Q9450.

Having said that, the E8400 will probably clock higher than the other two, and will be cheapest. The Q6600 is a proven contender, and is the next cheapest.. But for raw power, the Q9450 is the way to go.
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So far, the only Q9450 I've seen OCed on this forum has topped out at 3.5GHz on a 780i and it is still crashing.

Q9450 OCing results
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So far, the only Q9450 I've seen OCed on this forum has topped out at 3.5GHz on a 780i and it is still crashing.

Q9450 OCing results
Surely it would hit 4GHz on an Intel chipset. Nforce is notorious for not playing nice with quads.
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