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Cant Decide What Proc to get

So i am considering either a Q 9450 or a Q 9550

im getting the QX 6850 for cheap but am going to resell it,

I have a E8200 ES chip right now wich i actually havent even fired up.

I want to move to quad again, but dont think the QX6850 @ 4.0ghz will be the same as the Q9450 @ 4 (assuming i can reach 4ghz)

the Q9550 is crazy expensive but seems to be able to get around 4.3-4.5 from what i have read.

What are your suggestions?
 
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I was looking at those two cpu's moments ago and I think you should go with the q9450 but if you want the highest overclock but i think a q9550 might have a better chance of getting a higher oc.
 

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i have watercooling, i want to hit 4ghz but it appears that certain q9450's will hit it.

I also thought of going this rout

Q9450 ($279 @ microcenter)
G.skill TT (PI) 1100 $140
 

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If you have the money go for the q9550 then, I would hate to have got a q9450 and not be able to reach 4ghz :(
 

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If you have the money go for the q9550 then, I would hate to have got a q9450 and not be able to reach 4ghz :(
more than likely i will. but i am saying i could save about $250 if i went Q9450.

Sorry if i am being stubborn but idk if the Q9550 is worth the $550 pricetag
 

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Don't bother with the Gskill PI. I'm RMA'ing mine. They won't even run at spec. Actually, the OCZ 1066's I'm selling clock higher. Maybe I got a bad set, but I thought I'd warn you.
 

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I thought it was about 20 bucks more :eek: erm then I would go for a q9450 and take my chances for a 4ghz.
 

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Don't bother with the Gskill PI. I'm RMA'ing mine. They won't even run at spec. Actually, the OCZ 1066's I'm selling clock higher. Maybe I got a bad set, but I thought I'd warn you.
Really? :cry:

I thought it was about 20 bucks more :eek: erm then I would go for a q9450 and take my chances for a 4ghz.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115041

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115042

http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0287628

if the price drops in Q3 like ive read i may just hold out..q9450 says is being phased out by q9400 and the Q9550 will be about $320
 

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Yes, I was so pissed. They look sweet, but damn...I was getting thousands of errors when clocking either stick past 1020, regardless of voltage. Actually, once I went past 2.1v, there was no increase at all. Changed the timings in every way possible.
 

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that q9450 looks like a really good deal on microcentre.
 

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Yes, I was so pissed. They look sweet, but damn...I was getting thousands of errors when clocking either stick past 1020, regardless of voltage. Actually, once I went past 2.1v, there was no increase at all. Changed the timings in every way possible.
maybe bad set?

ive read a lot of stuff that G.Skill is great ram, i had transcend and they died. still havent got them back either. :shadedshu
 

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maybe bad set?

ive read a lot of stuff that G.Skill is great ram, i had transcend and they died. still havent got them back either. :shadedshu
Quite possible it was a bad set, but I'm not willing to gamble on it. Oh, and I tried them on both my Biostar T45 and my DFI Blood Iron. On the BL, couldn't get it past 1000mhz
 

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That sucks paulieg, Maybe it was a bad set because I've heard alot of good things about gskill ram and was thinking about getting some but went for 4gb of kingston hyperX because it was cheaper.
 
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Good luck with that 4Ghz if you do go 9450. My X3350 can only seem to hit 3.8Ghz.
 

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well im leaning toward the Q9450.

Sell my QX6850 and get the Q9450.
 

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Keep the QX6850 man, sell the other processor(s) you have.
 
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So i am considering either a Q 9450 or a Q 9550

im getting the QX 6850 for cheap but am going to resell it,

I have a E8200 ES chip right now wich i actually havent even fired up.

I want to move to quad again, but dont think the QX6850 @ 4.0ghz will be the same as the Q9450 @ 4 (assuming i can reach 4ghz)

the Q9550 is crazy expensive but seems to be able to get around 4.3-4.5 from what i have read.

What are your suggestions?
Hey man. I got that Q9450. Haven't had any problems with it at all. And with the huge price difference for not that much mhz gain on Q9550, I would say just stick with the Q9450. I have it at stock and it still performs great.

P.S. Don't want to trade it for your proc. lol. It has treated me just fine. [reference to an old post]
 

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Cause it's a QX? :rockout:
 

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I would go for the QX if I could. The Q9450 only has a multi of 8 anyway
 
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Hey man. I got that Q9450. Haven't had any problems with it at all. And with the huge price difference for not that much mhz gain on Q9550, I would say just stick with the Q9450. I have it at stock and it still performs great.

P.S. Don't want to trade it for your proc. lol. It has treated me just fine. [reference to an old post]
i would go the Q9450.

How about this, buy the 9450, if you dont like it hit me up and we can trade + some $$
It was from my thread Q9450 vs. E8400. When I wasn't sure what to get. =]
 

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qx6850 will out clock a q9450 any day of the week and twice on sunday. imo it would be a bad decision to sell the qx6850 for a 9450. the 9450 will max out at 4GHZ if you cna hit that. the qx6850 can hit 4.5GHZ+ on the same cooling and have more speed options/multipliers.


take a look at hwbot's qx6850's and the 9450's
 

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Cooling Phanteks ph-tc14pe | CM 212+ Push Pull
Memory Mushkin 16Gb at 2400Mhz | Corsair Vengence 6x8Gb=48Gb
Video Card(s) EVGA SC GTX 770 2Gb | Nvidia 7300GT
Storage Sandisk 256Gb Ultra Plus x 2 raid0 + 72.12 500Gb | Intel 320 80Gb 2x1.5Tb, 2x2Tb 2x.5Tb + 3 x6Tb
Display(s) Samsung 245BW + Asus PB278Q + Samsung 40" 650A | None
Case NZXT H630 |Rosewill 8bay 4u server chasiss
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar HDAV + GTX770 | Onboard
Power Supply Silverstone DA800 | Rocketfish 700w aka fsp
Software Windows 7 ultimate X64 | Debian 7 wheezy
#25
qx6850 will out clock a q9450 any day of the week and twice on sunday. imo it would be a bad decision to sell the qx6850 for a 9450. the 9450 will max out at 4GHZ if you cna hit that. the qx6850 can hit 4.5GHZ+ on the same cooling and have more speed options/multipliers.


take a look at hwbot's qx6850's and the 9450's
links?