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I have used both AMD and Intel and have nothing bad to say about either. Now that Quad is the latest and greatest I figured I would give it a go with the Phenom x 4 9850BE. Problem is that I want sli and that is just not possible with the Phenom x 4 9850. Sure I can use an AM2 MB with sli but you sacrifice HT3.0 for HT1.0. Not a big deal but not what I want.
So that leaves me 2 choices:
1- Wait for a socket AM2+ that supports sli (if it ever happens)
2- Go with Intel

So Intel it is but which MB and which quad? This is where I ask all of you Intel users for help.
I was thinking Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450. Good choice? What sli MB is good for Overclocking?
I would appreciate any suggestions / opinions.
post #2 of 13
I wouldn't bother with a Q9450, there is a deal for a Q6600 in the Online Deals board (at the bottom of the main page). Q6600s can OC to 3.0Ghz easily. Now, for a mobo, what is your price range? The cheapest mobo I've ever experienced or heard of with SLI and great overclocking is an Asus P5N-E, going for ~$100 at Newegg.
    
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Go for a Q6600 with a 680i or 780i. With the right cooling, it can get up to 3.6GHz-3.8GHz easily
post #4 of 13
go for an intel Q6600
And an evga 780i A1 . Or if ya wanna save a few bucks an evga 680i A1

you will not be dissapointed
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Go for a Q6600, make sure its a g0 stepping. for the mobo, go for a 680i or if you have the dough, a 780i.
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Intel owns. and I prefer double core than quad.
I'd get E8500 and oc like crazy
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As I said before, it all depends on your budget. If you have no limit, get the 780i.
    
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Seems the Q6600GO is a popular processor. Price range for MB depends on what is worth the money. I have no problem spending $400.00 on a MB if its going to make a big difference.
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In that case I recommend my sig mobo, or the Asus Maximus for the Spartans among you....
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am2+ has been out
    
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