Which one should I get. They are about the same price on newegg. The 9400 has a faster fsb of 1333 and is at 2.66 ghz, while the 6600 has fsb of 1066 and is rated at 2.4 ghz.
What seems obvious to me would be to get the q9400 because its better specs. The only thing throwing me off is that it has like 85 reviews and the 6600 has like 3000 with a higher approval rating.
Is this only because it is a new chip or something?
i have been running q6600 at 3.3 for more than a year. it is a strong cpu, but i would recommend q9400 in your case. if i were in your shoe, i would pick 9400.