ok so I need some major help. Im going for a new build.
for starters heres what I have.
Intel Q6600 VID: 1.215v good for 4.2GHZ benching
Maximus 2 Formula
4GB Tracer REDS
2X HD4850 512 visiontek
Ultra X3 1000w psu
my dilema is:
should I get
is the motherboard bowed?? if you need to physically force the cooler on like that its not done right or something. I would say take it off lap i for a good 30 minutes then put it back on if your motherboard is bowed it will affect overclocking
they are not producing the Q9450 anymore because it has a major fsb wall at aound 3.6ghz IF you have a P45 board that will clock it like the high end P45's anything under that will not clock it that far. I say if your ok with that get it it will outperform the E8400 at the same clock speeds but...