I'm currently running a Q6600 (G0) at 3.4Ghz (378*9) on an "Asus p5k
deluxe Wifi AP". On hand, I have a Gigabyte "ga-ep45-ud3p".
I'm considering upgrading sideways to the gigabyte board, as it's a
P45 chipset. Would it be a significant upgrade worth the rebuild? I'd
get a newer, supposedly better OCing chipset and PCIe 2.0 with crossfire
capability; however, the p5k was a higher-end board upon release.
I've definitely planned my next full-system upgrade for socket 2011 Q3
next year, so I'm hoping this would give me a little more use from my
Q6600 and DDR2. I'm also planning on and have budgeted for the Intel G3
SSD for Q3 this year. What are the thoughts on the Q6600 vs. the Q9550?
I'm running eyefinity, so I'm not all that CPU limited in games, but I
am considering switching to an AMD hexacore (I edit/rip/encode a fair
bit) with 6g/s sata for the SSD.
If you have the Gigabyte board I'd go for it. its free and when not you get a bit better stuff. as for the Q6600 and the Q9550? once gain if you have it use it if you have to buy it I wouldnt.
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