Solved Upgrading from Intel Q9550 for gaming Tags: Gaming Intel CPUs Last response: October 14, 2013 9:31 PM in CPUs Share alecrazec October 14, 2013 9:13:44 PM I've got an Intel Q9550 right now, and it's about to give up the ghost. I'm trying to get the best bang for buck for gaming because this upgrade will require a new motherboard and RAM. Any suggestions for a new CPU under $200? More about : upgrading intel q9550 gaming Best solution smorizio a b 4 Gaming a b å Intel a c 193 à CPUs October 14, 2013 9:29:07 PM PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MDT1 Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MDT1/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MDT1/benchmarks/ CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg) Total: $269.97 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-15 00:28 EDT-0400) Share smorizio a b 4 Gaming a b å Intel a c 193 à CPUs October 14, 2013 9:31:07 PM PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1OZ1r Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1OZ1r/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1OZ1r/benchmarks/ CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg) Total: $419.97 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-15 00:30 EDT-0400) m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer smorizio a b 4 Gaming a b å Intel a c 193 à CPUs October 14, 2013 9:31:50 PM on the intel build you could use a non sli mb like the a or k asus model for less money or use a mini atx mb. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Intel Q9400 or the Q9550 for Gaming Forum Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 or Q9450 for a Gaming machine? & Overclocking Forum SolvedWhich PC listed is better for gaming and later on upgrading? Which build is gonna be easily upgradable? Is intel hd 4000 good? Forum SolvedUpgrading gaming rig and Intel vs AMD Forum upgrade from intel q9550 to qx9650 ??? Forum SolvedCPU Temperature intel core 2 quad q9550 Forum SolvedIntel Q9550 "The old man" @2.9GHz Bottleneck Forum SolvedGPU for intel core 2 quad Q9550 Forum SolvedI overclocked my intel core 2 quad Q9550 from 2.83 GHz to 3.2 Ghz. Would that greatly reduce the life expectancy of the cpu? Forum SolvedWhich is the best Graphic card to go with Intel Q9550 processor? Forum Solved1200$ Silent Intel gaming/rendering upgrade ( Canadian sites preferred ) Forum Overclock Intel2Quad Q9550 Forum SolvedIs upgrading to an Intel i3 core a good idea for next gen games? Forum SolvedWhat's the best Video Card for Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83 GHz ? Forum SolvedUpgrading from Q9550 Forum Solved$500 gaming upgrades, AMD or Intel. Forum Will a Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 bottleneck a GTX 750 Ti-card? Forum Will the gtx750 ti be bottlenecked by Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550? Forum Abit IP35 Pro + Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 + Connect 3D HD4890. System boot failure Forum SolvedIntel q9550 Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !