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So any suggestions other than the DFI LP X48 DK? That is the front-runner right now for me since I won't be utilizing a 24/7 max overclock so stability isn't the prime issue if I only get 100MHz more by spending $100 more.

Onto the CPUs... It looks like the E8400 is my choice for dual cores, but what about quads? Is the Q6700 better than the Q6600 for overclocking? What about the new 45nm quads? I am liking the price and specifications for the Q9450.
I'd go for the Q9450 if I were you. It'll last longer than a Q6600/Q6700 at this point.
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I'd go for the Q9450 if I were you. It'll last longer than a Q6600/Q6700 at this point.
yeah that couldn't be farther from the truth. I wouldnt touch a 9450 they are a useless chip with that 8x multi. The Q6600/6700 and WAY better choices
    
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First the X38 will be fine, it supports all LGA 775 chips.

Go Q6700. All the recent Q6600's are very poor overclockers.
    
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like I said before gigabyte ex38 DS4 and E8400 or Q6700 is a killer combo x38 is the way to go
    
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yeah that couldn't be farther from the truth. I wouldnt touch a 9450 they are a useless chip with that 8x multi. The Q6600/6700 and WAY better choices
It's not considered help unless you explain your reasoning... If you can reach higher clock speeds with the 9450, why would I not go that route over the 6700 regardless of the multiplier?

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like I said before gigabyte ex38 DS4 and E8400 or Q6700 is a killer combo x38 is the way to go
You have yet to tell me why the X38 is better than the X48 (or why I should go with it over the X48).
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It's not considered help unless you explain your reasoning... If you can reach higher clock speeds with the 9450, why would I not go that route over the 6700 regardless of the multiplier?

You have yet to tell me why the X38 is better than the X48 (or why I should go with it over the X48).

first the 9450 will not clock to even close to the speeds of the 6700 or 6600 so that makes in senseless to buy a more expensive chip that doesnt perform. second the x38 is no better than the x48 i just see no reason to get x48 when an x38 does all the same and is priced much better
    
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first the 9450 will not clock to even close to the speeds of the 6700 or 6600 so that makes in senseless to buy a more expensive chip that doesnt perform. second the x38 is no better than the x48 i just see no reason to get x48 when an x38 does all the same and is priced much better
Well is there a better X38 board than the LP X48 DK?

As for your comments regarding the 9450, please show me a link where it is not performing well. It makes no sense for that to be the case.
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Well is there a better X38 board than the LP X48 DK?

As for your comments regarding the 9450, please show me a link where it is not performing well. It makes no sense for that to be the case.
better in what way i dont know what it is you are looking for in a mobo. also find me one person who has had a good experience with the 9450. the 8x multi chops it off at the legs seems like common sense would say not to buy a quad with that low of a multi
    
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Why doesn't it make sense that the Q9450 doesn't perform as well as the Q6700? It's ONLY a die shrink, and no real new features otherwise. On top of that, the 45nm design is much more sensitive for higher voltages (anything over 1.4V is risky), while the Q6600/Q6700 is much more robust.

Combined with the lower multi, the Q6600/Q6700 is the best choice. Given the poor performance of recent Q6600 bins, the Q6700 is the ONLY reasonable choice for a good overclocking Quad core Intel CPU.

Website? Check www.overclock.net... plenty of threads about this. Personally, I don't care *too* much about review sites and such, since user esperience is what counts the most in the end.
    
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Why doesn't it make sense that the Q9450 doesn't perform as well as the Q6700? It's ONLY a die shrink, and no real new features otherwise. On top of that, the 45nm design is much more sensitive for higher voltages (anything over 1.4V is risky), while the Q6600/Q6700 is much more robust.

Combined with the lower multi, the Q6600/Q6700 is the best choice. Given the poor performance of recent Q6600 bins, the Q6700 is the ONLY reasonable choice for a good overclocking Quad core Intel CPU.

Website? Check www.overclock.net... plenty of threads about this. Personally, I don't care *too* much about review sites and such, since user esperience is what counts the most in the end.
Gah! I am not saying it has any new features! You talk like it takes the same voltage to get the same speed out of the 45nm processor that it does out of the 65nm which logically should not be the case, so the lower voltage threshold shouldn't be an issue. That is why it doesn't make sense. I am asking for an actual reason other than "because he said so." The lower multiplier makes sense, but that isn't always the controlling factor (take the E6600 vs. E6700 in the early days).

As for reviews, they are not necessarily less credible than what anyone here says. And telling me to search on OCN is like telling me to literally find a needle in a haystack considering how poor the search function is. If someone knows of threads it would be much easier for them to find it than I, so assuming I haven't searched doesn't help me either.
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