Originally Posted by 10acjed
Yeah thats my dilemma... I am currently shopping for a 9550/9650. I was noticing prices of the i5 750 and was just wondering the advantages....
Seems the simplest solution is just grab a better Q and save for an i7 build...
As other have said, 4ghz is pretty easy.. Coming from that PITA 750i as I did you would love it...
Also, if you picked up an EVGA board you could still use your heatkiller as the EVGA boards have 775 mounting holes too, although you may have to mod your backplate a little.
I know others have said keep your current build etc but they don't know the trouble you've had trying to OC that Q6600 on that board, it would suck if you went with the Q9550 and had the same issues overclocking..
I was thinking of picking up a Q9550 instead too but the i5 750 was cheaper.. So it didn't end up costing me to much after selling off my old parts.