It's actually me who he's talking about.
I'd assume that the Q6700 is still the better buy over the Q9450 then, too?
Right now, from what I've found, there's about a 100$ difference between the two.
Originally Posted by stalin90
pick the q6700
q6700 has 10x multi w/ 1066 fsb stock vs q9300 7.5multi w/ 1333fsb stock
Why does a higher multiplier and lower FSB make it better over the lower multiplier and higher FSB? That's the exact opposite of what seems logical to me.
Originally Posted by thirdshiftdj
But why is your buddy grabbing the 6700 if he can grab the 6600 cheaper?
The Q6700 price was cut by 50% the other day, so it's not that much different than the Q6600 right now.
And, I'm not entirely sure if I'll overclock it. I'm sure I likely will at some point, but I'm not sure if I'll do it immediately.
I've never actually done it before (besides screwing around with the multiplier on old Pentium I computers years ago), and for some reason it just makes me thing I'm going to burn it up, or mess something up in the processor or motherboard.
I was wondering about the Q9450 because it has twice the L2 Cache and a higher FSB than the Q6700. I was hoping I could find it on sale for like 300$ or so. I know it was on one site a few weeks ago, but I missed it.
I'm trying to make sure I get the best in terms of performance/capability/price, because the last time I built a computer in Oct. of 2005, I didn't pay much attention to what was going on, and bought an X2 3800+ Socket 939, like 4 months before the AM2 came out, so I'm stuck with DDR 1 RAM, and a 939 processor. It also cost 323$ then for the processor, and it was cut in half like 6 months later.