I just picked up a Shuttle SG41j14 (http://us.shuttle.com/barebone/Models/SG41J4.html) and am wondering what would be the best value CPU to get for it. I'm looking at the Intel Core™2 Quad Q9550 which is $288 on buy.com right now, but is it worth the cost or is there a better value out there that's maybe not as powerful but a better bang for the buck.
That's why I stay away from those bare bone kits they tend to be not much better than OEM computers. They come with a cheap motherboard (in this case with a dead socket) and cheap PSU. I would get a Core 2 Quad core CPU 9550 Yorkfield.