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Poll Results: QX6850 vs. Q9550 (both do 4.0)

 
  • 19% (7)
    QX6850
  • 80% (29)
    Q9550
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post #11 of 17
You have water cooling. That changes things a bit.

If I were you I would pop in the Q9550. These things can hit 4.25GHz on air with reasonable voltages. Under water, with a motherboard capable of very high FSB, you could go even farther.

I don't know if the 780i is capable of 500+ FSB (2000+ QDR) though. If it isn't, then you should sell the whole lot of parts and go with a Core i7 build.
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post #12 of 17
I chose the q9550, but only if you give me your current CPU as an xmas gift..

Well I of course don't expect that but if you have the money, might as well upgrade. Even though its just a slight one. I do wish I had the $ to feed my computer obsession.
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post #13 of 17
Q9550 hands down

Your QX6850 isn't bad though. IMO you should stick to it because an upgrade...isn't cost effective.
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post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies guys.

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So, I think that I will install the Q9550 tomorrow evening and run with it for a few days. As long as the mobo does 475 stable, I will be happy.
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post #15 of 17
Sell both and get a QX9650 or QX9770
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Get a Phenom 2 , January release! thx,,,
    
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post #17 of 17
For your type of rig and hardware, I'd have to agree with the rest and recommend the Q9550.
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