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post #31 of 42
If i were in your shoes i would go Phenom. No use spending more money for a decent motherboard.
post #32 of 42
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^^ My board doesn't support Phenom, They are AM2+ arnt they?

The Q9450 is just over £200 i'm only looking to spend around £150 ;]
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^^ My board doesn't support Phenom, They are AM2+ arnt they?

The Q9450 is just over £200 i'm only looking to spend around £150 ;]
yes it does

everyone should just get and E8400 over any amd quad.. IMO
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Hmm silly me?..
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If i were in your shoes i would go Phenom. No use spending more money for a decent motherboard.
Been there done that. UBER FAIL IMO It wasnt enough power for me.
post #36 of 42
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Hmm I'm doubtfull

http://techreport.com/discussions.x/14288

Even if it did, I still think i'd just make the switch to intel anyway.

Ah so it does http://event.asus.com/mb/am2_plus/

But still. I had my heart set on a Q6600 I'll have a spare rig too if I replace it all, well most of it.
Edited by GeforceGTS - 5/19/08 at 5:36pm
post #37 of 42
E8400 if you want dual core and want to spend less money, or, if you don't mind spending the extra cash, go with the Q9450.

Can't get a more accurate and simple answer than that.
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Yeah, I kind of have this question too. I’m going to be using a 780i with 4GB DDR2-1000 RAM, and a TRUE. I was wondering which would offer the best performance
: An E8400 at 4Ghz, or a Q6600 at 3.6Ghz (because from what I understand these are the most common max safe overclocks for these two processors)

The Q6600 is only about $20 more on NewEgg (is this the G0 or B3 stepping one? it doesn't say), and I can't afford the Q9450 so I'm just wondering.
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post #39 of 42
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^^ Thats the b3 on newegg.

Cheapest Q9450 I can find is £234.99
Can get a Q6600 GO for £136

Big difference right now.

Wow those 780i's are exspensive, 3-way sli n stuff. You really need all that? ;l
Edited by GeforceGTS - 5/19/08 at 8:48pm
post #40 of 42
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Yeah, I kind of have this question too. I’m going to be using a 780i with 4GB DDR2-1000 RAM, and a TRUE. I was wondering which would offer the best performance
: An E8400 at 4Ghz, or a Q6600 at 3.6Ghz (because from what I understand these are the most common max safe overclocks for these two processors)

The Q6600 is only about $20 more on NewEgg (is this the G0 or B3 stepping one? it doesn't say), and I can't afford the Q9450 so I'm just wondering.
Well, really it depends on what you use the machine for. If you use it for gaming, go with the e8400. The average everyday user can't make use of a quad core processor anyway. The e8400 actually outperforms the Q6600 by about 25% on average. That's with both at stock speeds. The only thing the Q6600 is really better for, is running virutal machines on vmware, virtual box, quemu, etc...

If you're not running virutal machines, getting a quad core is pretty much useless at this point in time. I originally purchased a Q6600 and an E8400 at the same time and performed numerous tests on both in the same exact system. I decided to stick with the E8400 because it outperforms the Q6600 in everything but running Virutal Machines. Although, at this point, I'm considering getting a Q9450 because I run virtual machines on Linux in vmware workstation on a daily basis.

Hands down, E8400... otherwise go for Q9450.... Two best processors you can get for the money right now!

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