get a new rig, unless you buyin the cpu used for a good deal, 775 iz dead, but if you must choose, id recommend q9xxx, but if the above are ur only choices, go q8, since it is made with 45nm, whereas q6 is 65nm, but id ore suggest u try to get ur hands on a used q6, shudb pretty cheap, why does that board not have a support list?
February 19, 2010 6:11:05 PM
Parents are paying for it so my options are limited. I wasnt sure since Q6600 has more cache but the Q8 has more bus speed
The newer AMD phenom II's are pretty nice, and cost efficient. The Intel CPUs, generally, are more powerful, but also cost more. If you went with the 1366 socket, you'll also have to consider extra $$ for the RAM, because it uses triple channel, instead of dual channel.