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I am looking to try out the AMD Phenom X4 9850 Quad Core Processor HD985ZXAGHBOX - Black Edition

or the
intel Q6700
I am willing to spend up to 500 for a proc but cheaper is better

I suppose anyway..
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I am looking to try out the AMD Phenom X4 9850 Quad Core Processor HD985ZXAGHBOX - Black Edition

or the
intel Q6700
I am willing to spend up to 500 for a proc but cheaper is better

I suppose anyway..
ok man I learnt hard lesson here. AMD phenom is crap for OC'ing! get the intel Q6700. much better. unless you dont wanna OC?
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The Q6700 is a steal at the price it's at right now. Or you could look around here in the For Sale section, some people are letting go Extreme Edition CPUs for under 500...
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At this time I'd take the Q9300. You can overclock it to about 3.5GHz, and it will run cooler and STILL outperform a Q6600/6700. Check the review for yourself. The only catch is that you'd need a really good board (790i) to take it higher.
Edited by Manyak - 5/19/08 at 3:12pm
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post #5 of 6
Staying on your topic, the price and performance are similar for stock 9850BE and Q6700 but I would pick Q6700 over 9850BE.
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So the new AMDs still arnt up to the bar hmm to bad I really wanted my next build to be AMD oh well so Q6700 and the Q9300 hmm not sure how much that is have to look it up thanks
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