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Q9450 or q6700 or q6600.

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Ok so guys I am trying to go intel. I wanna keep all my system but I want to change my CPU and mobo only. I would like the motherboard to support ATI (3 cards). So which CPU do you guys recommend and why?

NOTE: I will be going water so Ill want it to Overclock like a champ!
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First what is your budget? I would go with a q6700 and dfi x38 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136042 since it has 3x pci-e slots but I like my maximus formula board though. What type of cpu cooling do you have?
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post #3 of 16
any p35 board will do the trick + a q6700. The Q6700 is the same as Q6600, 'cept it has a higher multiplier, and on average will clock to about 3.8. The benefit of going with the Q6700 is simply that you are guarenteed a G0, as they're all G0 revision, and apparently lately Q6600's have been bad overclockers, and have had really high VID's with their latest SKU's.
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post #4 of 16
why goto intel? you've got a 9850
post #5 of 16
ton i'd say if you're going to wc you should be able 3ghz w/ that phenom.. saves you money over oc'ing to something that doesn't seem needed
post #6 of 16
no intel mobo that ive seen can support 3 cards at least not the DFI x38 i had or my current P5E3
    
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post #7 of 16
its not worth the money to move to intel.. The Price/Performance vs. what he's already got doesn't seem right. For that price he can watercool what he's got and get something else... or at that.. have the extra money in his pocket
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Originally Posted by Vegnagun666 View Post
Kid.. My wife begs to differ

Haha anyways.. its not worth the money to move to intel.. The Price/Performance vs. what he's already got doesn't seem right. For that price he can watercool what he's got and get something else... or at that.. have the extra money in his pocket
the AMD quads where total duds and thats really all there is to it so yes it is worth the change
    
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Force GT(os) M4 64gb(games) f3 1tb(other) Samsung Windows 7 64bit Samsung BX2450 
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post #9 of 16
go q6700 with 1.36 volts i got 3.33ghz and very very cool temps 32C idle low 40s load fully stable 24\\7 oc and i no i could go much higher also but a 3.33 is fine with me my friend just tossed his amd and is ocing his q6600 also and its doing nearly as well as my q6700 ^^
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post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by microman View Post
the AMD quads where total duds and thats really all there is to it so yes it is worth the change
the first batch was.. the 9x50's aren't
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