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Core 2 Quad Q8300 or Q9300

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August 25, 2013 6:25:22 PM

Should I spend $30 more to get 2mb more L2 cache. Both have 1333mhz fsd and clocked @ 2.5 ghz.

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August 25, 2013 6:46:00 PM

I'd keep the $30, save it for a new PC later.

The speed difference is about 4%, according to this benchmark:
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=Intel+Co...

You wouldn't even see that tiny difference in games, because your integrated graphics would hit their limit before either of those CPUs. And when you compress a video or a CD the bottleneck would be your HDD, so again the two CPUs would finish the same job in the same time.

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August 25, 2013 6:51:13 PM

How much did you find it for? For $160 you could get an FX 8320
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August 25, 2013 6:55:13 PM

These processors are currently sub $100. Should I just get a Q9450?? Btw my gpu is a radeon HD 7750.
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August 25, 2013 7:11:09 PM

Already have a motherboard?

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August 25, 2013 7:41:59 PM

RazerZ said:
Already have a motherboard?



Yes. I am adding on to my optiplex 755.
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August 26, 2013 9:37:17 AM

go q9550 or q9650
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August 26, 2013 7:26:00 PM

Sajeel Niazi said:
go q9550 or q9650


I just got a NEW Q9650. Was $155 a good deal?
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August 26, 2013 7:50:58 PM

If the factor of socket compatibilities isn't an issue, then no, it was not a good deal. For 155, you could have gotten a much better processor. On the other hand, getting a better processor would require a motherboard switch which would only add to your total cost. It really depends on your perspective.
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August 27, 2013 1:17:19 AM

now you should have a good mobo
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