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after deciding to upgrade a lil

i've bought.. well impulse buys but whatever

ive got coming to me a

Core 2 quad extreme QX6850 £129

a core 2 quad q9450 £100

and a quad q8400 £80


also coming is a be quiet dark power 750w 80 plus gold modular psu

and a noctua dh14


need help deciding which to keep, the other 2 I will sell
thanks


edit will also be buying 4gb ddr2 1066 and sellin my 2gb kingston
and win7 64 bit is also on its way
Edited by Asus11 - 1/30/11 at 7:46am
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Sell them all get sandy
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Stick with the C2Q extreme, they are beastly and sport unlocked multipliers for easy overclocking. They are also binned much higher than regular cpu's so normally they overclock better anyway.

Also disregard what the above poster said, a C2Q will run your games just fine right now, wait for the 1366 version of SB to come out if your even thinking of stepping up, right now the 1156 version (now 1155) is out.
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You could get a 2500k and a mobo if you sell em :|
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
Stick with the C2Q extreme, they are beastly and sport unlocked multipliers for easy overclocking. They are also binned much higher than regular cpu's so normally they overclock better anyway.

Also disregard what the above poster said, a C2Q will run your games just fine right now, wait for the 1366 version of SB to come out if your even thinking of stepping up, right now the 1156 version (now 1155) is out.
Exactly this.

You already have the 775 infrastructure in place to just pop this chip in rather than doing a complete overhaul. Sandy Bridge, Core iX, they aren't necessary. I'm not saying you shouldn't invest but the 775 quads are still extremely capable.

I advise you keep the C2Q extreme for the above reasons and also because it will hold its value far better than the other two chips. You can then sell the others and make necessary upgrades with the extra money dependant on the use of your computer.

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You could get a 2500k and a mobo if you sell em :|
He would also need DDR3.

Do you realise what you're saying?

It annoys me when people come in here screaming about getting the latest architecture.

He would need a new motherboard, CPU and RAM. Rather than just investing in a CPU, and for what? Sandy Bridge will not bring him enough real world performance gains to justify the investment.
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really dont want to get sandy bridge as I dont think i'll need it.. and if i do go that way its a waste of money id have to get a new mboard, the cpu and then some ram, i just wana stick with 775 untill somthing like ivy or bulldozer comes out, so you think the quad extreme is the way to go?
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QX650 or sandy Bridge.
    
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He would need a new motherboard, CPU and RAM. Rather than just investing in a CPU, and for what? Sandy Bridge will not bring him enough real world performance gains to justify the investment.
Instead of buying those 3 cpu's he could almost get all of what he would need for a completely fresh upgrade. Of course, the c2qX will be a good performance leap, but if he first spends that amount of money I would just say it'd be better to get something fresh in his system.
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Absolutely.

You mentioned that all three are on the way.

This gives you an advantage. You could pop all 3 in, and see which one overclocks the highest. Stick with the one which gives you more gains.

I'd still keep the C2Q extreme just for bragging rights though.


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Instead of buying those 3 cpu's he could almost get all of what he would need for a completely fresh upgrade. Of course, the c2qE will be a good performance leap, but if he first spends that amount of money I would just say it'd be better to get something fresh in his system.
The most he will be investing is £129 theoretically because that is the price of the most expensive CPU. The others, he is selling.

You couldn't even get a 2500k for £129 let alone a complete SB set up.
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post #10 of 36
I have to break the mold here and recommend the Q9450. It's 45nm and will simply stay cooler. Unless you're running extreme cooling, the unlocked multiplier will only get you so far, and the 65nm chip will run much hotter.
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