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Top CPU for 680i SLI ??

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January 7, 2010 11:45:01 PM

I know I can't have some of the quad cores in the 680i SLI ... what's the best quad core LGA 775 that I can fit in my mobo?


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January 7, 2010 11:46:17 PM

something that old you are probably going to be shopping for a q6600.

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January 8, 2010 12:01:14 AM

The 680i chipset was limited to 65nm quads if you want to overclock, some 45nm quads were possible without overclocking but I wouldn't try it.

A Q6600, Q6700, or QX6800 are your only options.
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January 8, 2010 12:38:20 AM

I don't see any 65nm quads on ... how can this be??! Am I missing something?
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January 8, 2010 12:56:34 AM

Try ebay. $180 for a Q6600 on zipzoomfly is totally overpriced.

You can get a Q6600 used for about $120 or less.
January 8, 2010 1:27:53 AM

hmmm ... will I see much of a difference between a Q6600 and an E6600 (OC'd to 3.15)? I have the E6600 in my box now and it runs great, but I wanted to be able to take advantage of my soon-to-be-made GPU purchase of a hd 4890 or 285 gtx
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January 8, 2010 1:36:24 AM

There won't be significant differences in games but applications will run faster if they use more than 2 cores.
January 8, 2010 1:45:50 AM

I think I'll stick with the e6600 until I go for the BIG upgrade ... i7

Thanks for the input, guys!