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Core 2 Quad Q9400 or Q9450 Which one better

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February 20, 2009 12:55:13 AM

Q9400 have a L2 Cache just 6MB
And Q9450 have a L2 Cache just 12MB ?

I'm going to build my computer to gaming , I just want your HELP :bounce: 

PLEASE..PLEASe...PLEAse..PLEase..

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February 20, 2009 1:25:24 AM

Bewteen those two the Q9450 is the better chip.
February 20, 2009 1:25:41 AM

If you're going to OC, then the Q9400 for its R0 stepping. If you're not going to OC, then the Q9450 for its larger cache. IMO, if you want a Core 2 Quad, the Q6600 is the best value if you OC, and then after that the Q9550.

You sure you need a quad for gaming? If you want good value for gaming and can OC high, then why not consider the E7500 or E7400 (both with R0 stepping)?
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