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Q9550 on BeastXPC

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May 15, 2010 2:13:41 AM

Hi everybody,

It has been a while since I have been on or posted on this website. I came here because any time I have posted I have gotten very helpful responses. Anyways, this website BeastXPC has the Q9550 for 224.99 which is a really good price, the only thing is the website looks pretty crappy and I have no idea if this is legit or not. Here is the URL.

If anyone knows anything about whether or not this website is legit, please let me know because that is a great price! Thanks in advance for your help.

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May 15, 2010 3:31:50 AM

Where do you live?

$225 for a Q9550 is a mediocre price. If you're building a new rig from scratch, you can get a $180-$200 i5 750 or PhenomII x4 965 which will perform better.

If you live next to a microcenter, the Q9550 is $180, i5s are $180, and PIIx4s are around $160.

If you live in the US or Canada, Newegg has the Q9550 for ~$220 USD
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May 15, 2010 7:14:09 PM

Newegg has the q9550 at $280 USD. Prices keep goin up thanks to the new lineups. :/ 

$230 is a pretty good price and is what I got mine for (from newegg) around a year ago.

Do you already own a intel 775 socket motherboard? Like bluescreen said Phenom II/i5 may be a better choice if you're building a whole new system.
May 15, 2010 10:38:32 PM

Yes, I already have a 775 mobo with an e8400 @ 4.0 ghz. I was jus trying to upgrade the processor to a q9550 so I could have a quad core because all these games coming out nowadays recommend quad cores. If I was building a new comp I would definitely go i7 because they are about the same price, but I am not ready to replace my mobo and RAM as well.

Just like Raidur said at newegg it is $280, but it is probably because it has an E0 stepping on it while the other one has C0 huh? I heard the E0 stepping is way better for overclocking.

Anyways, thanks for the help, probably just going to save up to buy it off newegg because I know that is a legit website and I will probably get the E0 stepping. Thanks again for the help, you guys are always so helpful on this forum.