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I wish to get a nice upgrade, im looking at the 8400 or the Q9300

Sadly, i can only buy my parts at tiger direct, since i don't have access to a car, or a credit card.

Here is the Q9300
And the 8400

I know these are probably rip offs, and i should probably go for the q6600. But i know the 45's oc very well (so does the q6600, but thats not the point)

And if you could, maybe take a look at the motherboard section on the site here

I am planning to get a 4xxx X2 when it comes out, so it does not need to have 2 pci express.
im not too picky about price.
If anything, something cheap until i have $ to spare.

Thanks in advance guys! <3
    
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post #2 of 5
the Q6600 is faster than both of them. If your want quad I would say the Q6600 if you want a nice overclocking dual core the E8400
post #3 of 5
I'm going to agree with sublime, the Q6600 has the best O/C potential, and is way cheaper.
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post #4 of 5
Like they said, the Q6600 if you can get G0, and the 8400 for a nice overclocking dual core.
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post #5 of 5
In your list, I would pick E8400. On another note, Q6600 is the best value for your money.
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