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Q6600, Q9300 or Q9450?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by freder, Apr 5, 2008.

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    freder Guest Thread Starter

    I'm in the process of putting together a new system that'll last me a while, but I'm having fits trying to find the right processor. I've pretty much got the rest of the system planned out and I'm to the point where I think I might as well hop on the quad core bandwagon now and save myself an already planned upgrade now. Here's the rest of my planned system:

    abit IX38 quad GT
    EVGA 8800GTS 512MB
    OCZ titanium XTC DDR2 800 (2x2GB)
    Seagate 7200.11 750GB
    PC Power & Cooling 750W

    I know the E8400s are out and are great overclockers, but honestly I don't really want to get a dual core now knowing that I'm going to want to upgrade to a quad later on down the road within like a year or so. The Q6600 I know overclocks very well and gets to around 3.2 to 4 Ghz on air. The Q9300 doesn' t overclock as well and has less cache, but still has a 7% performance increase when clock for clock against the Q6600. For $100 more I can get a Q9450 that has 12MB of cache, but still the same hindrance in oc'ing (might be able to get 3.2 to 3.6 out of it?).

    Give me your thoughts, what do you guys think?
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