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October 19, 2009 9:13:05 PM

I am building a desktop . I have a problem choosing the CPU can anyone help ?


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a c 174 à CPUs
October 19, 2009 9:35:26 PM

What other specifications have the PC? Mobo, RAM, GPU, PSU, Case....
a c 257 à CPUs
October 19, 2009 10:15:51 PM

What are you going to be doing with this machine? Will you need the extra threads and processing power provided by the i7? Whats the budget for this build?
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a b à CPUs
October 19, 2009 10:25:40 PM

First of all, it is pointless to spend on a Q9550 because it is a dead platform (a Phenom II 955 is a great alternative that is both faster and will last longer). I7 is a good CPU, but for most users it is pointless except if you do heavy multitasking.
a b à CPUs
October 20, 2009 9:11:35 AM

I agree with Cryslayer80
Q9550 is no more a good deal to buy...

i7 is the best but will be useless for many ppl as they may not be using it to its full potential.

A Phenom 2 rig will be the best if you don't go for i7.
a c 173 à CPUs
October 20, 2009 11:36:22 AM

Or an i5.

The only way a Q9550 makes sense is if you already have an LGA775 motherboard that you want to upgrade.