I'm planning to upgrade from my current E6550 to a Q9550 (since it's as good as the i7 920 without having to dish out for a new mb and ram). However, I've heard rumors that there's going to be some price adjustments soon from Intel? Is that true? Should I wait?
In addition, since I'm not much an overclocker, will I notice the difference from the stock fan/heatsink compared to stuff like the sunbeam core contact freezer?
More aboutcore quad price drop anytime soon
From the rumors i heard....the Q9550 would supposedly be dropping to Q9400 prices and all the others will drop respectively. I dont know if its true, but thats what i heard I mean the 920 is better...but i mean atm the ram is expensive, but if u have the money get it over the 9550
Imo, the stock heatsink is crap...but if ur not OCing its fine. If u are going to, the upgrade would be worth it
No the stock heatsink is just crap. I got a bigger one with my old E6750 than my E9600 or a friend's Q9550. The one that comes with the E8600 and the Q9550 is the same as the one that comes with an E2180... yeah...