I am trying to build a 1000 system and am currently trying to decide which of the two quad cores to get? Q6600 vs Q9450 Is the Q9450 worth the 100 premium?? And also will i be able to use a p5k board with a q9450?
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The Q9450 in my opinion is worth it with the added cache, plus i overclocked it to 3.6ghz. Lower temps. The Q6600 is still the best bang for the buck. I think you might need a bios update for the P5K. Why don't you get the P5Q, its almost at the same price point.
What kind of memory do you have on that system?? I was thinking if i get a 9450 then i would O.C to 3.2, But what kind of memory will I need? I am currently going for some gigabyte ddr2 800.