No QX9750 there.
There are combo deals in newegg, $330 for P67A-UD3+i5-2500K, and $384 for P67A-UD4+i5-2500K, perheps you can find better.
Z68 chpset is due by the end of this week, from what I read GIGABYTE is going all Z68 and will no more make H67/P67 boards.
The QX9770 and QX9775 look identical except their TDP and mac Tcase, something to look into too.
QX9770 Tcase max is 55.5c, QX9775 63c, QX9650 64.5c, Q9650/Q9550 71.4c.
I have no idea of the reason or implications of the differences
How fast can you go with a Core i5-2600K?
Sounds like the Q9650/Q9550 can stand more heat than the QX units and the QX units use ~35Watts more power. More power = more heat. Does not sound like a winning combination. I was under the impression that the main difference was a unlocked multiplier on the QX.
The ~$250 to cherry this unit is the way I want to go. The next unit will be a water cooled Killer! ;-) So I just want to put the best processor in this one. Beside the board there is memory and the processor, etc. A whole new unit is next.
After my finances recover.
They do 4.3GHz easy, depending on coolong and some luck they can do 4.8GHz and beyond. Even at stock they are already 3.3-3.4GHz with Turbo up to 3.7-3.8GHz.
The main difference betweek the i5-2500K and i7-2600K is hyper-threading, if you don't need that you can save the a $100.
Their memory performance close to X58 boards with only 2 channels, new instructions (AVX and others), decent built in graphics if you'r not a gamer, Quick Sync(accelerates video transcoding), 2 SATA 3 ports on the chipset.
Z68 will be OCable like P67 and enable the iGPU like H67, plus SSD caching.
In short all kinds of goodies.
Better ask Lsdmeasap about the quads/extreme before you decide.
What do you guys need help with deciding between, and at what price range for the boards and CPU's?
For now without reading back, I'll say for sure I'd pick a 2500K/2600K over a QX anything if you are ready to switch boards and memory.
This board P43, can't really be used to push a quad like you are thinking anyway, you'll hit a FSB Limit way before the CPU/Heat limit it might otherwise have on another board. Q9650 would be an ideal choice if you had a P45 board, but if you are really thinking of upgrading I'd go the Z68 or P67 route with a 2500K. Then you can sell off this system to help you pay for the upgrades.
Last edited by Lsdmeasap; 05-11-2011 at 03:17 PM.
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The P43 is R.I.P, the new board is EP45-UD3P.
The question is which of Q9560 or QX9650/QX9770/QX9775. He can get the QXs at <$250 and the Q9650 <$225.
All has different TDP and Tcase, what does this imply? And how good the QXs OC compared to the Q9650.
CPU cooler Noctua NH-D14.
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