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Old 04-15-2008, 08:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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agreed. Cheaper and you probably will get higher clocks out of it.
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:53 AM   #12 (permalink)
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**** everyone and get a Q9450

and change that GT into a GTS or 9GTX

youll be flying
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:27 PM   #13 (permalink)
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everyone is moving around the q9450 because it doesn't oc well and is more exspensive then the q6600 and q6700.
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
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so what about the smaller architecture, higher stock clock, higher FSB, more cache?
cos the Q6600 has slightly better overhead for OCing does it make it better, are intel releasing cpu's that perform worse then what theyre replacing?
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the only way I'd recommend the q9450, is if there's a board that can support super high FSB's like the 790i, x38, and some 780i boards
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You can do what you want, but the simple truth is people seem to get higher clocks out of the q6600 and then they perform better.


Veedub is considering a q9450 also but he said he will sell it if it doesn't perform as good as his q6600.
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it's just the q6600 and q6700 overclock more then it, so even if someone just wanted to oc a bit there still wouldn't be a reason to get the q9450 because it is much more exspensive. It is still a good chip though.
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surely this is budget talk, are we not in the 'High Performance" section of the forum. So i would say there's 3 ways you can go in high performance, budget bang of buck spec like your suggestions vernong, medium "up-to-date" <-($$) systems with a good budget and total extreme. I think the Q9450 is a good recommendation for medium/high rig with a good budget. Yes the Q6600 will perform equally aswell at less of a price, but there are many other factors to consider. Some people want a good gaming high end pc without "hassle"and are prepared to pay a little more whatever the price to have an easier ride. I cant believe you guys fuss about the price so much when you have some of the cheapest components on the planet.

So yeh vernong we are all in the right here its just how you look at it. lets have a group hug and drink beer
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:33 PM   #19 (permalink)
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true true, and I can't have beer... too young

but I agree with you though, its a good processor if you can get a nice board
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:25 PM   #20 (permalink)
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theres no beer in this coca cola can.. here have some coca cola (if your under 16 your too young )

Q6600 bang bang
Q9450 vrooom vrooom
QX9775 PEEEEEEEEEEEEYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAOOOOOWWWWWWW

we can see whos had a few already
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