I just got a new ASUS P5G41T-M LX PLUS LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard and have some Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1333 (it was $30 and I'm hoping it will just run at 1066 or work at 1333) 2x4 to upgrade my wife's C2D E6400. Now for her purposes this will last her for a few more years. I figure if I pick up a Quad core while I still can, somewhere in the Q9400range or $200 whichever, I will be able to upgrade the GPU, currently a 1024MB DDR3 GT430, and processor and get maybe a total of 5-7 more years out of this machine. As I understand it the E6400 is pretty good to OC but if I kill it I want to have a backup on hand. if I don't I plan on 7 years. I know I could do better and build an i3 for around the same amount of $$$ but she has an attachment to this thing. I will get the "Dell" out of it eventually. My question is a 2 parter:
1. where is a reputable online retail seller I can get one brand new? New egg and Tiger direct have none and I don't really recognise the other sites goggle gives me.
2. In the Q9400-ish range what would be the best to OC?
After some research I found fhe q6600 highly recommended around $80 then I found some QX6700's for around $200. My new question is which will be easier to OC with this board ASUS P5G41T-M LX PLUS LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX?