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Hi, I was going to get a q6700 but was then referred to a q9300.

My question is...will the q9300 oc'd show better (even if only a little) game performance than the dual cores E8400 and E8500 oc'd?

Also as a side question, how much can the q9300 safely be oc'd? I will have a cooler so temps shouldn't be a problem.

Also, if there is something better in the same relative price range that would perform better than what I have listed please let me know.

motherboard I am getting:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136046
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Q6700 >>>>> Q9300 in terms of overclocking.

The duals will perform better in games. The E8xxx should hit 4Ghz with a good cooling setup.

Also the Q9300 should hit into the lower 3Ghz range without too much problem. Depends on the chips VID and the motherboard you get.
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Originally Posted by mysticstryk View Post
Hi, I was going to get a q6700 but was then referred to a q9300.

My question is...will the q9300 oc'd show better (even if only a little) game performance than the dual cores E8400 and E8500 oc'd?

Also as a side question, how much can the q9300 safely be oc'd? I will have a cooler so temps shouldn't be a problem.

Also, if there is something better in the same relative price range that would perform better than what I have listed please let me know.

motherboard I am getting:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136046
You'll likely top out at 3.4ghz with the Q9300, due to the low multiplier.
If this is a gaming build, go with an E84/8500.
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Q9300 is $239.99@Fry's today.
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If you can afford it, go with the Q9450.
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I will get the q9450 if it is better:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115042

Its not much more than the q9300.

But what would perform games better?

A E8400, E8500, q6700, q9300, or q9450?
-All of which oc'd as high as they can safely go. (I'm gonna get a cooler.)
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