Thread: Q9400 or Q9550?
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Old May 11, 2009, 02:55 PM
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Got the Q9550 here. Running at 3.8GHz, Xigmatek Dark Knight HSF with Crossbow back plate, MX-2 Thermal paste.

Sure overkill for daily tasks, but for encoding, and running multiple apps at the same time, it's perfect. The Q9400 is probably really good for it's price point however.

I got my Q9550 for 309$ CDN on sale, so can't complaint!
With a little OC on my GTX260 Core 216, I get a 3Dmarks06 score of 19500 (no 3D vantage here, running XP). It tells me that I'll be doing fine for gaming, my system will be alright for a year or two, running games at 1680 X 1050...
i7 4770K @ 4.0GHz / Corsair H100i / MSI Z97A Gaming 6 / 16GB Kingston Hyper X 1.5V 1600 / MSI GTX1070 FE / Samsung 850 Evo 500gb / Corsair Performance Pro 128GB SSD / Intel 520 120GB SSD / WD Black 640 GB storage / XFX 850 watts Black Edition PSU

ROG G53SX laptop: i7 2630QM / 12GB DDR3 / GTX560m 2GB / 750GB 7200rpm (14 000 3Dmarks06)
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