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Okay, I am wanting to go Intel... I've been looking into the Q6700 and Q9450 Core 2 Quads. I know the Q9450 is 45nm, 12MB catch, and 1333 bus, which are three pluses over the Q6700. How good can they overclock? I'd like at least an overclock to 3.6 - 3.8GHz... but I also want one that will work best for me now and in the future as a couple years go by.

Now for motherboards, I'm quite unsure which to got with. I've heard some problems in the 780/790i boards with some videos, and I've heard some people's had bad luck with the EVGA boards on them. Though I am unsure whether I want to go with CrossFire or SLI... that I probably will have to wait for when the new cards get out so I can see which does well. So what board is best recomended for a CrossFire setup and SLI setup which is very good and stable, even with good overclocking with 45nm CPU support out of the box?

Those are my only main concerns. Processor and Motherboard. I don't want to get something that can't overclock at all like my AMD processor.

All help is greatly appreciated.
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go with the 6700 its 100 bucks cheaper for put simply a 4-5% decrease in performance and is a great overclocking chip especialy for begginers handles volts much better than the 45nm chips, and for the motherboard i dont have much info on crossfire but i think the 780i evga board is a great choice the video corruption issue was solved in a bios update literaly a day ago.
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go with the 6700 its 100 bucks cheaper for put simply a 4-5% decrease in performance and is a great overclocking chip especialy for begginers handles volts much better than the 45nm chips, and for the motherboard i dont have much info on crossfire but i think the 780i evga board is a great choice the video corruption issue was solved in a bios update literaly a day ago.
Thank you for the information.

Okay, the Q9700 is my choice then. As for motherboard, 780i is choice one, as for a CrossFire board, I'll probably can do some researching. I heard the Intel chipsets are pretty good.
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For a crossfire mobo take a look at the DFI LP LT X38-T2R LGA 775 its very good for overclocking http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136042
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