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Which CPU should i buy?

Recently i bought a new motherboard nvidia 630i. Now i am planning to buy a new graphic card "9600gt" & a quad core cpu. But, i am totally confused buying a best performance cpu. I googled many websites and i found a benchmark results between q9650 & phenom2 x4. The results says that x4 is little slower than q9650, that is only 2 or 3 points slower then q9650. Since, my motherboard supports intel 775 socket so i can buy Q9650 which costs $329 in india but at the same time x4 costs only $267. So, i thought that instead of spending $329 on q9650 i can buy x4 at $267 + $63 for x4 supported motherboard. Please help me which cpu should i buy???? & my another question is if i install nvidia graphics on a amd chipset motherboard will its performance decrease???
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  1. Best answer
    Don't get any of those.
    Sice you have already have a mobo I would advice you to get a cheaper Q9400.
    That will achieve Q9650 levels with OCing.

    Otherwise get Q9550.
  2. No performance decrease for using Nvidia graphics with AMD chipset.

    Personal preference would be a PII x4.
  3. masterjaw said:
    No performance decrease for using Nvidia graphics with AMD chipset.
    Personal preference would be a PII x4.



    i second that AMD 2 955 x4 ($239 shop around)they can really overclock well up to 4ghz give or take :pt1cable: and no problem mixing

    ps love the kittie :love:
  4. ty guys for your advice i will go with q9550. It has only 0.17ghz less power than q9650. I think there will be no much performance difference between q9650 & q9550. What do you think?
  5. Ya there is not much preformance difference but a BIG price difference.
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