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i was considering the Q9300

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...=CP2-DUO-Q9300
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post #12 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hayday View Post
The Q9300 has less cache than the Q6600/6700 with only 6MB and it is limited by x7.5 Multi.

The Q9450 is nice, however that is also limited by the x8 multiplier, but it has 12MB and 1333FSB
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post #13 of 39
Q6700. retail box at $280, with free unreal tournament 3, which is worth $50, making it an awesome deal, because i payed more for my q6600 and i bought UT3 for alot of $$$ too.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...5027&Tpk=q6700

q6700 will pwn q9300 @ stock and overclocked, for less $$.
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post #14 of 39
Q6600 is a sweet CPU for sure, and is at a lower price than the Q6700. But since this thread is about the best CPU between the price range of $200-300, Q6700 is the winner. The q6600 is awesome, but there's no doubt the Q6700 is even better. If I were build a new comp today, I'd definitely go with the Q6700, cause is freaking amazing! higher multiplier ftw!
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post #15 of 39
q6600, q6700s don't OC as well. Save the money and get the 6600.
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post #16 of 39
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Originally Posted by dr4gon View Post
q6600, q6700s don't OC as well. Save the money and get the 6600.
This debate over which OC's the best has been beaten to death and then some. The Q6700 has a higher multiplier, it's a higher binned chip, it is generally going to be accepted that it will run faster, even if it's only at 3.6 the chances of hitting 3.6 are better with the 6700. And from what I've been seeing with these newer batches of Q6600's they aren't OCing as well, I'll find out for myself on Friday how well my new one (packed 3/31/08) does...I'm pretty sure it has a 1.325 VID so not too killer.

If you can afford the extra ~80$ or so then I vote for the Q6700, and this is coming from a guy who just bought a Q6600 ten days ago. Of course I did get it for 200...but still, Q6700 gets my vote.
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post #17 of 39
I feel like the new Q6600 G0 aren't that great anymore. Mine is pack date 3/18/08 with vid 1.325 and it can overclock to 3.6ghz but takes 1.55vcore and is not stable. Not even stable at 2.8ghz. So I say either get Q6700 or Q9450, little out of your price range but runs cooler and if you have a high FSB board then Q9450 will be great with a good aftermarket HSF. Either e8400 or one one of the two above.
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post #18 of 39
Pick up a QX6700 off an auction site used, for around $350. Just make sure you have a great cooling setup.

Seriously though if I had been thinking I would have know the Q6700's would be getting a price cut and purchased one of them. Another vote for the Q6700.
    
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post #19 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sistum Id View Post
I feel like the new Q6600 G0 aren't that great anymore. Mine is pack date 3/18/08 with vid 1.325 and it can overclock to 3.6ghz but takes 1.55vcore and is not stable. Not even stable at 2.8ghz. So I say either get Q6700 or Q9450, little out of your price range but runs cooler and if you have a high FSB board then Q9450 will be great with a good aftermarket HSF. Either e8400 or one one of the two above.
Poor Sistum, RMA that POS and get a 6700 or 9450. I can only pray mine is more manageable. But i'm not going to hesitate sending it back to Frys with a picture of my middle finger saying hi. *crosses fingers for hopes of good OCability*

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post #20 of 39
I have to go tho Intel to RMA, I will ask for an older G0 and if not then ask to step to a 9450 and pay the difference. If they dont then FRYS will RMA it. Such a pain
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