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Old 08-13-2008, 08:10 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Ive been keeping my eye on the q9450 and asus' P5E X38 as my next upgrade for my main rig sometime between now and Christmas. Was waiting for some price drops, though. Looks like some price drops are coming. But why would the q9550 go down $200 and the q9450 stay the same. You might as well pay the extra $10 for he q9550.

Will there be a q9450 price drop anytime soon?
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i think it's going to be discontinued to be honest....
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dang that sucks...now which quad-core am I going to upgrade too? The q6600 seems like the must main stream quad-core but I probably wouldn't see much of a performance difference except in games that support quad-core.

Oh well, I guess I'll just have to wait until Q4 2008 to see what will be available. I was hoping for a q9450 at around $200. Hopefully something similar will be available. My e6600 has treated me very well. But after two years, I think it is time to upgrade to a quad-core. My ultimate goal is to get a q9450(or equivalent), asus P5E X38, 2 more gigs of g.skill ddr2-800 HZ's, another HD 4870, and Vista Ultimate by next summer. I hope all that will run Total War: Empires at a decent frame rate.
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i doubt many quads will be in that price range soon..nehalem will be $284ish...but the mobo and RAM will eat your wallet lol
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The q6600 is less than $200, though I don't want it since I wouldn't see much of a performance difference (the q9450's 12mb cache is what I really want...and a speed of 3.6ghz too...I hope).

The mobo is as much as I paid for my p5b deluxe a couple years ago and my ram (the g. skill ddr2-800 HZ's) have gone way down in price since I got my first pair for $330.
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i bought my hz's for 220 AUS back in the day. havent really dropped all that much here. kinda discontinued.
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3.7ghz on a Q9450 will be HARD

that's a FSB of 462...pretty high for that chip
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I was thinking about the cost of a e6600 when it first came out. I just looked back at the invoice. The g.skill's were only $266, although I can remember the ddr2-800 rams getting way up there at some point. But still that's a big difference from today:

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory - $140

And if I only get 3.2ghz like my e6600, it will still be a big improvement over my e6600.
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Those used to be like $70 when I used to recommend those HZ's like crazy
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yeah then they started inflating, i cant remember y now tho.
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