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post #31 of 60
He's already stated overclocking isn't as much a concern. I'd only get the Q9300 if it isn't that much more expensive than the Q6600. Right now, the latter is $205 at newegg. If the Q9300 comes down around $230, I'd take it over the Q6600. I believe his 4GB of RAM will minimize the impact of the 6MB L2 cache on performance.
post #32 of 60
q6700 in that case. No reason to ever get the q9300, unless your not going to do much or you don't overclock. If you care about running cool and efficiency, get a q9450. they do run much cooler and use much less voltage.
    
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i think they made that q9300 just to grab the extra dime off ppl ... makes you think that b/c you went with the 9 series you gota better deal when really the better deal would be the q6600 or the pricy q9450...

tis just an opinion though
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Now you are all making the Q9450 look very attractive... although I don't think it'll drop low enough for me and each day I am extending farther beyond my budget.
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I see the Q9300 as the quad equivalent of an E7200.
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Seriously just go w/ the q6600 you wont regret it... I got this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2bCore%2bQ6600
Its G0 Stepping which is great for over clocking and runs coo AND

It's a 2.4Ghz Proccesors ... its still fast even not OCed....

Plus its got a good price tag. You wont go bust.
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I think the perfect processor depends upon your expected use. I originally planned on going with a Q6600 for my gaming rig, but later discovered it's best to get a higher-clocked dual-core processor instead. That's what led me to take the plunge on an E8400. Perhaps I should have waited a couple more months to see if the price would drop. I can't complain about getting mine for under $170, though.

If you're on a tight budget and the extra $25 hurts everything else, then a Q6600 isn't a bad bet. If you could wait a month or two and save up another hundred bucks, get the Q9450.
post #38 of 60
I only got quad b/c i expect that some time soon the games will begin supporting quad's and i figure a q6600 at 3 or more Ghz will be enough to run games even 4 years from now...

By then however we might be in ww3 so it might not matter LOL
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what about q6700 or q9450? which one?
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no experience w/ the q6700 or 9450 a lot of ppl seem to be using em tho ... (the 6700 i mean)
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