Originally Posted by AP4LIFETN
Q6600 has a FSB of 1066, and a 9x multiplier...Q9450 has a FSB of 1333, and a 8x multiplier...Q9450 is about 10% faster clock per clock, that means a q9450 @ 3.0GHZ = 3.3GHz Q6600...
Majority of ppl on here recommend the q6600 because it has a higher multiplier and thus easier to overclock, however recently its overclockability has gone down as ppl have trouble getting past 3.2GHz...
Q9450 is also 45nm while Q6600 is 65nm...Q9450 = newer and better but $100 dollars more
Ya thats true they consist of mostly High VID G0 revisions, and most of them are complaining to me about it when they can't get to 3.2ghz+.... (I'm pretty sure its more like 5-7% faster clock per clock)
I think since he had such a large budget in the first place he probably can afford a board that can do a good, High FSB.