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Earlier today I bit the bullet and ordered a Xeon X3350 to replace the E8400 I damaged. It was way more than what I wanted to spend on a CPU, but from what I've seen on various forums and reviews, the increased likelyhood of getting a good OCer is worth the extra 20 bucks.

I've heard of many problems getting high FSB clocks with ASUS boards, but nothing to indicated that my Blood Iron will be deficent in this respect.

I'd be content with 450x8, though I'm hoping for more.

Despite my purchase of this chip, I know it's not the best bang for the buck.
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Earlier today I bit the bullet and ordered a Xeon X3350 to replace the E8400 I damaged.
You won't regret bought x3350
it's OC'able and has low temp....mine got running 3,4ghz using vcore 1,150v 24/7 stable
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I have read that many games/applications are not utilizing the quad-cores potential. I personally want to go ahead and build my first pc with quad-core, and am considering the Q6600. The Q9450 is still an amazing deal, and if you have the money by all means go for it. Newegg has it now for only $329.99.
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Tough decision, I won' argue that.

Personally, I think if you are building a rig now buy a cheap processor and board because once Intel drops the new socket you're going to want to switch, period.

I had a Q6600, it topped out around 3.8 with 1.53v under water, sold it for 180 and picked up a Q6700 for $200. Q6700 will do 4ghz with 1.51v but not on the 10 multi, I have to drop it to 9.


If you mostly play games and don't do much encoding or things like that grab an E21x0 to hold you over until the new socket is dropped. There is very little difference in most games between my quad at 4ghz and my fiancee's E2140 at 3.2ghz
    
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