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post #41 of 51
If I werent tempted by the features of a Q9650, Id have this chip for a long time. 55% Overclock on a $270 chip (When the g0 came out).. You cant beat that.
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Goodnight sweet prince
    
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RIP, but its getting replaced by a good series of quads, the 45nms are beasts at overclocking.
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post #44 of 51
R.I.M.R
(Rest in my rig)

<------ Emo tear
post #45 of 51
I'll have my Q6600 for a long time to come. My next upgrades will come when Diablo 3 gets released, so it looks like I'll be hanging on to the Q for another good 3 years or so.
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post #46 of 51
I love you Q6600.
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post #47 of 51
Ill upgrade my chip but this chip will still be in the family
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post #48 of 51
Intel: "Yes, RIP LGA775... now get over it and buy our Core i7."
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post #49 of 51
P965 chipset means I'll probably want to pick one of these up if I want to join the quad-core revolution. No 45nm quad-core chips for this motherboard unfortunately.

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Originally Posted by losttsol View Post
Well, that's why the i7 920 couldn't be the spiritual successor of the Q6600. Part of the Q6600's appeal was that it could be overclocked well on a variety of chipsets. The i7 only has one that I'm aware of (X58).
Did you forget the Core 2 launch already? Core 2 chips were rumored to work on certain 945 boards, confirmed on 975X and P965, DDR2 prices were sky high (well over $120 for 2x1GB, and usually closer to $200 if you wanted Crucial, Corsair, Mushkin, or another high-end brand). Yes, we had cheaper chipsets, but dual-graphic setups weren't nearly what they are today, and you were limited to Crossfire at launch (which meant finding an X1800/X1900 series Master card).

Value-wise, Core i7 is far from terrible. Hell, I remember when people would have been willing to pay $500 for a motherboard that did Crossfire and SLI.
Edited by RayvinAzn - 2/20/09 at 10:10pm
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We shall never forget.
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