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Hey everyone!

I wanted to know what people think of doing an upgrade from a Q9300 OC'ed to 3.11ghz to an Qx9650.

The CPU is going to cost me about $375.00 -
I have a really nice rig and watercooling setup so I didn't want to go outrageous buying new mobo, memory, liquid cooling blocks, etc.

I wanted to flip the chip and that's it -----
I figured if I can boost .60ghz out of the Q9300, I should be able to get the Qx9650 @ 3.6ghz with no problem.

I have a Gigabyte EP45-UD3L mobo w/ 8GB memory and watercooling the CPU/North Bridge and Video.

Let me know what you all think please...
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post #2 of 23
Save the money for a new future build. $375 for a dated chip is not worth it when you can get a 2600k for less.
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post #3 of 23
I'd go for a Q9650 rather than a QX if I could. All the QX's are the first stepping and the later Q's OC better with less volts. Its unlikely you'll need the unlocked multi my QX9650 would do a 460FSB and the Q's are the same.
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post #4 of 23
Save your money for a platform upgrade. If you do choose to stay with 775, look for a Q9*50.
Edited by MCBrown.CA - 3/10/11 at 7:33am
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$375 for an old Quad :O if you really want to upgrade, you should probably just sell your existing hardware and buy newer components, even though its not something you want to do, you'd save money from it..
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post #6 of 23
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I really appreciate everyone's responses - maybe I will look to buy the Q9650 instead of the X then.
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post #7 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darren9 View Post
I'd go for a Q9650 rather than a QX if I could. All the QX's are the first stepping and the later Q's OC better with less volts. Its unlikely you'll need the unlocked multi my QX9650 would do a 460FSB and the Q's are the same.

What do you mean by First Stepping ?

I understand the less voltage part of your response.
I am still an amatuer OC'er.
If I have $340 to spend on the chip, should I buy a new mobo/memory/cpu anyway? What would you guys do?

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post #8 of 23
I'm not sure exactly what Intel change when they change a stepping, some sort of refinement in the fabrication process, pretty much always though the second stepping of a chip is a better OC'er than the first. The Q is the second (and later) stepping of the QX (the same chip just with the mulit locked, and costs less), unless your going for crazy high OC's and need the unlocked multi the Q is just a better chip and will (usually) get the same OC on less volts.
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post #9 of 23
I agree with saving your money, from a q9300 to a qx9650 isn't worth it...

you can hit 3.6ghz with a q9650 easily and probably find one on OCN for less than $250...

like i did

PS: i went from a e6500 to a q9650 and that was worth it, but in your case, nahhhh
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post #10 of 23
Well if you absolutely must upgrade now, go with the Q9650 (or the Q9550 if you have a good P45 board)

However, I think you should just look into selling your current board/cpu/ram and getting a 2500k, you wont need the H2o setup so you could even sell that.

In the end you may end up breaking even or spending very little for a good upgrade...

Just my 2 cents..

I do understand if you must upgrade now and dont want to wait to sell/upgrade... But I had to recommend the best cost/performance road I see...
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