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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770

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Would it be worth it to replace my current CPU with this?

Do I need to? No

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Why not just sell the cpu and mobo, and buy a 1156 setup since there running cheap now a days.
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post #3 of 6
Overclock that CPU, it still has plenty of kick in it and you won't see any performance gain upgrading if its just for games

When you actually need a quad then upgrade to something thats top of the line then
post #4 of 6
How much are you going to pay for that 9770? I'm assuming it is still quite expensive, and you could do better with the new 2500k, RAM, and board and still be less expensive than that cpu (unless you are getting a decent bargain).

I just checked pricewatch, and it shows the QX9770 for $455, but I think I would still go the Sandy Bridge route as the money spent will be fairly close for either option, and you can get more performance from the 2500k.
post #5 of 6
Nope, unless you're going for high end liquid cooling too. It runs at a higher TDP than the standard Q9xxx chips and lower max temperature, so unless you've got some seriously awesome cooling, you're not going to get a great overclock out of it.
If you want to stick with socket 775, get a Q9550 or Q9650, otherwise, upgrade platforms to 1366 or 1155.
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Shes a jam up machine so I'm keeping her.

Thanks maybe a new phone or some games, hmmm maybe a new bow
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