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Going for a QX9770 would give you a higher multiplier to play with and should overclock very similarly if not better to the QX9650
Absolutely incorrect - all the Extreme series chips have unlocked multipliers.

And between the two chips, the QX9770 does perform better than a QX9650 at identical speeds. I'm not entirely sure if its because of a different design or simply because they are at a higher stepping with the QX9770 already and haven't gotten around to bringing the QX9650 up there too.

If you don't mind spending the extra $500 to get the QX9770, you'd also end up with a NB strap of 400MHz not 333. If your motherboard lets you manually change the strap then whatever, but if it doesnt then this is a nice bonus because it lets you run higher FSB speeds without having to overvolt your NB as much.
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Absolutely incorrect - all the Extreme series chips have unlocked multipliers.
*facepalm* - my apologies, forgot completely what QX meant!
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Its ok, i feel your pain. Its easier to pretend those babies don't exist when you are like me and cant afford them, lol.
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