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HELP -> BUY q9550 or X6 ?

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May 13, 2010 5:11:26 PM

So here is my dilema. I have a existing mobo P5q se2, my cpu died so I was thinking about getting q9550 but now i'm thinking about x6.

Of course if I'll go with X6 I will have to sell mobo aprox $50 and buy i.e GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168... for $70 which "should fit" X6

I have no cash to go full am3 because then i have to buy ram etc... I need a small upgrade.

I do use this PC mostly for games/movies/some applications and I don't have a big budget. Microcenter ask 180+tax for q9550 and newegg gives X6 for 300 no tax. I would sell my current mobo 50 buy gigabyte for 70 (20 difference), stay with my current 4gb ocz reapers and call it a day!!!

What you guys think??? Is it worth it? Will I gain a huge benefit of going for X6 instead of q9550??

Please let me know and thanks in advance... :) 

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May 13, 2010 5:53:42 PM

That Gigabyte is a good mobo but why would you need the X6? A very good CPU is Phenom II X4 955. Even Athlon II X4 630.
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May 13, 2010 5:58:47 PM

mosox said:
That Gigabyte is a good mobo but why would you need the X6? A very good CPU is Phenom II X4 955. Even Athlon II X4 630.


So you saying maybe drop intel "c2Q" and go with x4? how is X4 vs Q9550?
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May 13, 2010 6:07:21 PM

Phenom II 955 matches the Q9550 give or take but the AMD stuff is better priced too. The Athlon quads are similar in performance to the Q6600. I would just go for the Q9550, less hassle dropping a new processor in than reinstalling mobo drivers and windows again. If your willing to go through the hassle and do get a good price for your mobo then AM2+ does seem the better option until your next rebuild.
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May 13, 2010 7:03:21 PM

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