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also another thing which might favour the extreme is that, all of the cpus are used but the extreme is new,oem though
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Originally Posted by Wiremaster View Post
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.
also the q9450 has 12mb chache

and the extreme has 8 i think

hard decision
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I would go for the Q9450, If you can clock it high enough it will outperform all the others

the Q9450 will be faster clock for clock
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anyone else would like to add anything? im still deciding..hmmm
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I have the E6600 too and it seem's fine for now. I would sell all of them and wait for AMD's Bulldozer. Then you don't have to worry about changing motherboards all the time. Try overclocking your processor another 400mhz, it really screams.
Edited by Phantom123 - 1/30/11 at 7:13am
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post
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.



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.
Agreed, we're at the point where GPUs are the bottlenecks. In raw performance, a QX9650 will EASILY match and beat latest gen CPUs when overclocked. The current trend is getting Quad Cores to 4GHz and higher and you don't need an i7 for that.
    
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9450 without doubt.

Newer architechture,45nm rather than 65nm of the qx,higher binned is BS i just sold my qx9650 not long back and the q9650 clocks higher with less voltage and heat without doubt.

9450 runs cooler and needs less voltage.
Also 9450 has much more cache,12mb to be exact.

The only downside you have with the 9450 is the multiplier is low so you will need to to pump some FSB to get a deccent overclock.
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Agreed, we're at the point where GPUs are the bottlenecks. In raw performance, a QX9650 will EASILY match and beat latest gen CPUs when overclocked. The current trend is getting Quad Cores to 4GHz and higher and you don't need an i7 for that.
Sorry dude i just came from qx9650 to my i7930 and i gota say your totally wrong there.

QX9650 will not match the i7,no,but the qx9650 is still good for almost all gaming scenarios.
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Sorry dude i just came from qx9650 to my i7930 and i gota say your totally wrong there.

QX9650 will not match the i7,no,but the qx9650 is still good for all gaming scenarios.
Fixed.

No one is saying it is as good as your i7 for things like video encoding. Purely for gaming, there is virtually no difference, at all.

I still say the best bet is to see which one clocks the highest.

EDIT: Might I add that even with the performance gains, the significant investment totally destroys the price : performance justification.

There is no game on this planet that an i7 can handle, but a C2Q can't.
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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.
There will be no Sandy Bridge-based CPUs for LGA 1366...


@ OP: Keep the QX9650. It will eat through all your games no problem. Expect it to last a good couple of years more, maybe even longer.
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