Originally Posted by newtekie1
I don't see what the Q9650 destroying the 635 has to do with anything.
And yes, as I said the 965BE is pretty close in performance to the Q9650 within 1% like I said despite a 400MHz clock advantage.
And I have a hard time believe that 75% of AM3 boards will do the 4.0GHz+ needed to surpass the Q9650@3.6GHz+ considering that the last review done on TPU of the 970BE coudln't get it over 3.9GHz in a Crosshair IV Formula.
In the end, go AMD, sell your current s775 and come out with a quad upgrade for half the cost of the Q9650 with performing just as good. That's all i am saying. Oh and that's the 970BE which in point isn't that great.
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I bet the OP could get $150, leaving his upgrade at a leftover cost of ~$125, little over the cost of the chip.