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Q9400 vs PhII 720 C2

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So, I recently got my hands on a Q9400. I've already got my current 720BE rig but I've also got a 750i SLI FTW and plenty of RAM. I can overclock both (my 720 is currently at 3.6 GHz). My 720 does not unlock.

What to pick? All I know is that the the 9X00s have only 6MB of L2 cache rather than 12MB. Thanks to all that help.
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overall at the same clock the q9400 will be clearly faster, and with 4 threads in use even with significantly lower clock it will be,
take a look here as reference on how they compare to each other at a similar clock
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/84?vs=76

so, if you can overclock the q9400 to let's say, 3.2ghz+ I would say this would be the best choice
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