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Q9550's are back in. Here are a couple of sites.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...5041&Tpk=q9550

http://www.excaliberpc.com/Intel_BX8...id-586030.html
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That price is plain ridiculous for an extra .5 multi over a Q9450.
 
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I suspect the price will come down, but they'll see who'll bite the first week.
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Yeah but that half multi could give you a 45nm 12mb cache quadcore@ 4.2+ GHz....I might look into one.
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Ouch!

With the falling prices of the Q6700 these things will stay on the shelves for a while..

Unless they can hit a consistant 4.0, they are a rip off
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Yeah but that half multi could give you a 45nm 12mb cache quadcore@ 4.2+ GHz....I might look into one.
Multi's are usually lowered when overclocking a Q6600 anyway. It's about maximising your memory bandwidth as well as clockspeed.
 
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Ouch!

With the falling prices of the Q6700 these things will stay on the shelves for a while..

Unless they can hit a consistant 4.0, they are a rip off
The Q6700 was overpriced for a while. It will be the same with this chip. It is the top end of the non-QX variety, just like the Q6700 was, so they're going to make some money from those who don't want to spend $1000. I would think this chip would settle in sub $500 after a few weeks.
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I've been planning on a Q9450 for my new build for a while now. But I keep waiting for parts to become available...e.g., I waited for the 9450s to become readily obtainable (and they are now), and I'm waiting for the Rqadeon 4870s to drop and become readily available (a couple of weeks, I think.)

A Q9550 would be much more desirable than a Q9450 for that extra 0.5 multiplier. But don't think I want to spend an extra $200+ to get it! But if I'm probably not ordering parts until early to mid July anyway, what do you think the odds are that the Q9550 will drop to something reasonable by then? Or maybe, to phrase it another way, when do you think it might drop to sub-$400 price points? $550-$600 I can't stomach, but anything below $400 will probably not give me too much heartburn since I was planning on dropping $340 for the Q9450 anyway.

Jeez, if I keep going this way, I'm never going to build my new PC...
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I've been planning on a Q9450 for my new build for a while now. But I keep waiting for parts to become available...e.g., I waited for the 9450s to become readily obtainable (and they are now), and I'm waiting for the Rqadeon 4870s to drop and become readily available (a couple of weeks, I think.)

A Q9550 would be much more desirable than a Q9450 for that extra 0.5 multiplier. But don't think I want to spend an extra $200+ to get it! But if I'm probably not ordering parts until early to mid July anyway, what do you think the odds are that the Q9550 will drop to something reasonable by then? Or maybe, to phrase it another way, when do you think it might drop to sub-$400 price points? $550-$600 I can't stomach, but anything below $400 will probably not give me too much heartburn since I was planning on dropping $340 for the Q9450 anyway.

Jeez, if I keep going this way, I'm never going to build my new PC...
I'm the same, i think i'm set on something and something else catches my eye. The Q9550 will help a bit on overall clockspeed, but in my case i need some FSB to make the most of my memory. Not such an issue with DDR2....
 
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Get the Xeon X3350 over the Q9550 or the Q9450, tis' the way to go in my opinion
    
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