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Whats the best lga 775 cpu just now?

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June 15, 2010 1:13:01 AM

I'd like to give my system a good old boost. i have 2 x 8800 gtx's in sli which i'm happy with but i'd like to replace my e650 with something a bit more powerfull deff quad. Current board is MSI p6n SLI V2. Any suggestions for cpu upgrade are very welcome indeed. Cheers guys Max.

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June 15, 2010 1:24:28 AM

This is the most expensive CPU I would recommend getting for socket775:

Quad core at 2.66GHz on par with the phenom II x4 3.0GHz about, depending on usage. It should be more than enough.

Of course, you could get this if you have money to burn:

If you want to spend less, the lowest quad intel has is a 2.5GHz and will perform about the same as the Phenom IIx4 2.8GHz.

Don't forget to ensure the new CPU is compatible with your motherboard.
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June 15, 2010 5:41:09 AM

The best CPU for the LGA 775 platform would be the Q9550.. No point getting anything over it..
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June 15, 2010 8:00:51 AM

The best is the QX9770, I believe.

As they have been saying, if you shop on newegg the Q8400 is the only well-priced 775 quad core.

However, if you live near a microcenter you can get a Q9550 for a very decent price ($190). That is your best bet if you're lucky enough to live close enough for the in-store only price.
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June 15, 2010 8:16:47 AM

The very best socket 775 CPU is the Core 2 Extreme QX9770 as Raidur said. The best value CPUs would be the Core 2 Quad Q8400 as Enzo mentioned or the Core 2 Quad Q9550 only if you can manage to get it from Micro Center.
June 15, 2010 11:09:04 AM

go for it.q8400 is a decent quad . save your money for you next build @I5or I7.
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June 15, 2010 3:35:57 PM

The best P/P CPU would be the Q9550, although the Q9450 is also a good buy. If you can find a deal on a 8000 series quad, that should also do just fine.
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June 16, 2010 7:35:41 AM

shortstuff_mt said:
Before you waste your money on a CPU upgrade I feel like I should point out that no 45nm quad core chips are supported by your motherboard according to the CPU support list.

Yikes, good catch shortstuff...

I saw the title and expected the OP did the research. :)  Yet I should know the fault in that assumption by now, hehe.
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June 16, 2010 7:43:50 AM

Microcenter has a Q9550 for $180. It retails for $270 on Newegg.
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June 16, 2010 2:31:37 PM

Bluescreendeath said:
Microcenter has a Q9550 for $180. It retails for $270 on Newegg.

The OP's motherboard doesn't support the Q9550, so that would be $180 wasted.
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June 16, 2010 4:41:17 PM

Ah I see.
In that case, ebay has Q6600s for $100 used.
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June 19, 2010 5:11:39 PM

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