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September 24, 2008 2:25:19 AM

I have tooken a break from my research and i come back to find that everything is different and i have also forgotton some stuff. current my idea is to go with the Q6700 or the Q9300. i am look for a Cpu that is 40nm but is also really good and is very OCable. i am a gamer and i will be WCing gthis so there arent any worries on it overheating. but i dont know what card to get anymore and im also looking for something that will last me awhile but is not crazy expesive. does anyone have any recommendations for me?

EVGA 780i
Dominator 4GB DDR2
EVGA 280GTX or ATI 4870
Quattro 1000W
VelociRaptor150GB
Cosmos 1000 Case

and of course i will be WCing the CPU and the GPU's. :) 
September 24, 2008 2:29:42 AM

9300 is horrible at oc. 7.5x multiplier is crippling, especially with 780i's fsb limitations. For 45nm, you'll need to get at least 9450 (8.5x). With any $30-40 decent air cooler (as opposed to the stock Intel cooler), heat is not an issue. Your best bet is q6700 at 10x multiplier, or q6600 at 9x.
September 24, 2008 2:34:14 AM

yeah in the past i looked at the Q6600 and i was going to buy it buy i went on here and asked a post similar to this and people said to go with a Q6700im not sure anymore and that is why i am posting this.
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September 24, 2008 2:37:49 AM

dagger said:
9300 is horrible at oc. 7.5x multiplier is crippling, especially with 780i's fsb limitations. For 45nm, you'll need to get at least 9450 (8.5x). With any $30-40 decent air cooler (as opposed to the stock Intel cooler), heat is not an issue. Your best bet is q6700 at 10x multiplier, or q6600 at 9x.


if you want a 45nm, i would get the Q9550, it's around 320-330ish rite now on newegg. the Q9300 has half the cache the 9450+ has. only 6mb while the q9450+ has 12mb.

and correction about dagger's post, the Q9450 has only a 8x multi, the Q9550, is the one w/a 8.5x, and it runs stock at 2.83ghz
September 24, 2008 2:59:24 AM

If you got time to waste and money to burn, wait for Nehalem (Core i7).
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September 24, 2008 3:13:38 AM

If the hardware in your first post is already in your system I would buy a cheap Q6600 and OC the heck out of it and wait for the new stuff to arive next year.

This suggestion stems from your suggestion to not be crazy expensive and would buy you time to spend your money better on the good stuff later to come...
September 24, 2008 3:18:41 AM

Go with a P45 mobo and ati GPU.

Get a e8400/e8500 E0 stepping for gaming or a quad for video editing /major multitasking.
September 24, 2008 3:21:29 AM

If the hardware ISN'T already in your system, go ahead and buy it now, and OC the mo. Then you can rebuild it in 6 months with the latest Core iblah system and a nice 5xxx GPU, using your spare parts to convert your gas-powered car to a nice Li-Ion electric mobile.

This suggestion stems from the suggestion that you are loaded and have lots of time on your hands. If this suggestion is off the mark, then I suggest that you refer to the suggestion suggested by englandr753. His/her suggestions seem to be much more reasonable.
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September 24, 2008 3:26:25 AM

Why thank you seboj... :p 

I find myself budgeting from time to time and it makes it easier to think both ways, with plenty of money and on a budget.
September 24, 2008 3:29:41 AM

For the powerful, not the people.

<3
September 25, 2008 12:05:27 AM

yeah well im not loaded im no where near it. i have to wait a month or 2 until i actually have enough for this comp, and even then im shooting for around 2500 MAX, unless my love for th Nehalem is so great that i go nutz and buy really nice **** but on the other hand i will probally living on the street with my comp tied to my back with some twine.
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September 25, 2008 12:29:04 AM

Not worth that. Either wait for the money to build up or lower your standards to a reasonable level.

Take care of real world things first unless you make money on your pc...
September 25, 2008 4:15:48 AM

Yeah, first of all, ditch the mobo. If you really think you might be going xfire with more that 2 cards and you really need the power, go for an x48, otherwise a p45
September 25, 2008 4:17:48 AM

Also, the q9450 does not o/c well, you need water cooling to get it to a reasonable o/c, unless you are lucky. The 9450 can't really go higher than 3.7Ghz max, and that is pushing it. Even with the ultimate mobo, I would applaud you if you get anything better with it. Nehalem is coming very soon, but the q9550 with its dropped price is very enticing, as is the the q9650 or whatever they call that newest c2q
September 25, 2008 8:55:11 AM

Deneb is coming soon. Close or beat Nihilim. Oclox, 1333ram, lower cost, based on proven design,

Nihilim won't oclok - power consump is high. - only uses 1066 ram - mobo really expensive.
September 25, 2008 11:44:51 AM

ZootyGray said:
Deneb is coming soon. Close or beat Nihilim. Oclox, 1333ram, lower cost, based on proven design,

Nihilim won't oclok - power consump is high. - only uses 1066 ram - mobo really expensive.




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September 25, 2008 11:48:16 AM

TechnologyCoordinator said:
ALERT ALERT. LEVEL FIVE FUD MACHINE DETECTED.


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Funny ... :lol: 
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September 25, 2008 1:51:29 PM

Nihilim is the new Transmeta chip due out about the 5th of never ...

September 25, 2008 3:37:26 PM

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Nihilim is the new Transmeta chip due out about the 5th of never ..


Nah, it's that place in Final Fantasy 7 where you pay for sex with that mog, then beat it up and take your money back.
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