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??
well if you happen to be uk or want to pay shipping how about a OEM QX9650 for £207 just a little more than the chip you mentioned http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Core-Extreme-QX9650-Proce...
Im sure not many would argue with a intel Extreame @ that price
just noticed you are us but that ships from the us
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.