Originally Posted by 45nm
No. I don't go by price , I go by my research which has been done for quite a while (since January).
Which part of your research did convince you that a QX9770 is a better overclocking chip than the Q9550 or Q9450?
And again, the ultimate is the Skulltrail platform:
at $1,548.99 a piece and a motherboard
for $659.99. A lot of money, but in this case it's actually worth considering it(!) I know, I'll be receiving flak for that comment also.
Thus, either the Q9550, or go all out for Skulltrail. The QX9770 is a rip-off.
Note that members here value a CPU or any other component on overclocked performance. Agreed, on stock speed, the QX9750 is the fastest chip (compared to the Q9550 and Q9450). However, either chip overclocks similarly, and thus the speed difference at stock will disappear.
The Skulltrail platform is an exciting platform by Intel... expensive as heck, yeah. Fast, heck yeah. Contact CyberDruid if you want more info... he has a Skulltrail rig running Edited by Chozart - 6/8/08 at 7:07pm