IMO, I'd go with the Q6600. Proven overclockers. You really can't miss.
Originally Posted by SGT.Fuzzy
Well i am going to go quad on this build but what are the advantages of the q9400 over the q6600. Is it just the FSB, higher stock clock and cache or am i missing something here (and core size i think, i have to look).
Originally Posted by hawaiian_geek
The core size for a Q6600 is 65nm where the newer quads like the Q9400 is 45nm which will run cooler if you're thinking of overclocking. From what I've read the Q6600 cpu's right now aren't good overclockers.
IMHO I'd suggest you get the Q9400 cpu over the Q6600. Unless you're planning on buying a used Q6600 that's a proven overclocker.