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post #21 of 28
I can't even run a stable 1900 FSB on an E8600 lol.....

You won't be running pretty much anything over 4 stable on a Q9550 anyway.
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post #22 of 28
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currently have my q6600 @ 3.9ghz lookin to get a q9550 and hit somewhere around 4.5ish range. now the upgrade is gonna cost me prolly about 160-170$ cause i have an offer on my q6600. any1 think its worth the monies to go ahead and spend 170$ for .6ghz and 4 more mb of l2 cache?
there wont be a huge difference....not worth $320 anyway. I think your Q6600 at 3.9 will be fine until the newer stuff comes out or the i7 hardware prices drop. i was contemplating the same thing and it is just not worth the extra money for minimal gains.
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post #23 of 28
Dude if you have a Q6600 at 3.9GHz then there's NO reason to upgrade. I'm having a hard time getting 4GHz on mine and even when I do, some guy with the same setup as me and a Q6600 is getting pretty much the same vantage score (with the same clocks).

Save up for Core i7 eventually.
post #24 of 28
In the process of ordering my q9550/ud3p system right now, I thought about core i7 but I just couldnt make myself spend 400 bucks on mobo+ram heh. Also I will probably wait till the end of next year or so if the wife lets me build again, so the new tech will be fully tested and have the majority of bugs (if any) worked out.
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post #25 of 28
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Tell me about it.

For me, it is coming down to either a Q9550 with a UD3P -or- an i7 920 with a P6T6 WS Revolution. I really really like the layout of the P6T6 WS and the fact it has no legacy PATA/floppy/PCI. On the downside, it has an NF200 SLI processor which I am not too fond of and may add some latency to Crossfire setups. However, I may never run neither Crossfire nor SLI so it may be a moot issue for me. I'd run a dual core video card before going to SLI.

Edit: I tell ya what though, this Celeron 331 has been rock solid at 3.0 GHz on a retail HSF for 4 years, on for 24 hours a day. The only time I turn it off is when we have a power outage. When I do upgrade, I think it will become a small WU folder and also serve boot images via tftp to some diskless clients.
The NF200 wouldn't even be used in a CrossFire setup, so don't worry about it.

Coming from that far down, building what amounts to a whole new rig, I wouldn't hesitate to go Core i7. It'll probably last as long as your current rig did.
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post #26 of 28
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The NF200 wouldn't even be used in a CrossFire setup, so don't worry about it.
Yeah but there have been some initial reviews suggesting there will be a latency hit because the chip is still there in the path. There has already been some precedent set with this on the older NF100 MCPs. However, with the NF200, I haven't seen any numbers yet. I'm real anxious for some more reviews on this X58 stuff to come in.
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Aren't there some X58 boards without the NF200 chip?
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post #28 of 28
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Aren't there some X58 boards without the NF200 chip?
Yup, most of them are.

However, I really really like the layout on the P6T6 WS Revolution and the fact that there is no more legacy PCI slots and PATA/Floppy support. Only one PS/2 port as well.

Over the years, I've become really anal about layout and legacy crap.
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