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Which is the best bang-for-the-buck CPU nowadays for my gigabyte ep45-ud3p mobo?
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Probably best to stick with the q6600 till you upgrade from s775
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Probably best to stick with the q6600 till you upgrade from s775
I agree with him
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post #4 of 39
Q9650 is one of the best-bang quads for 775, and it does very well on that board. I remembered I could push my q9650 at 4.2 with relatively low voltage but you can get a 2500k at that price so yes, probably save money to get a big upgrade.
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Probably best to stick with the q6600 till you upgrade from s775
This.

Also, what do you want to do? If it's games, you'll need a new graphics card.
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New GPU first, then go for a full platform upgrade to Sandy Bridge or AM3+, no other option open to you is worth the cash investment you'd have to make.
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post #7 of 39
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Oh, I forgot to mention that my Q6600 is already sold.

Do I need to upgrade from my old motherboard to a newer i7-compatible motherboard?

Yeah I would also upgrade my videocard, it's also sold.
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Oh, I forgot to mention that my Q6600 is already sold.

Do I need to upgrade from my old motherboard to a newer i7-compatible motherboard?

Yeah I would also upgrade my videocard, it's also sold.
You need a Q9550 or Q9650 then OC it to 4GHz and you will be set
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post #9 of 39
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post
Oh, I forgot to mention that my Q6600 is already sold.

Do I need to upgrade from my old motherboard to a newer i7-compatible motherboard?

Yeah I would also upgrade my videocard, it's also sold.
If you are going for a 2500K, yes. The 2500K requires Socket LGA 1155 (not 1156!).
    
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post #10 of 39
Going for a Core i7 or i5 required a complete upgrade, but going to the Q9550 or Q9650 save you a ton of money, but you still need to work on that graphic side as well.
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