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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 Yorkfield Quad-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 775 95W BX80569Q9650 Desktop Processor
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I just ordered a 580 GTX SLI board (2 gpu), and I started thinking "hrmm I wonder if my CPU (this cpu) will be a bottleneck?" So I did some research and was plesently suprized that I'm still good to go its borderline but Its still good. I looked up my order history on newegg and I can't believe I built this system over 2 years ago and its still going strong, this shocks me because I usualy ride the wave of technology. I have ADHD and upgrade my PC the instant it makes me wait for anything. So the fact that I'm still using this processor speaks wonders.
So I recommend anyone still using LGA775 and considering this processor as a CPU upgrade to do it. No reason to build it.

Cons: They all come with those generic intel CPU fan/coolers, I recommend upgrading it. There are alot of options.

Other Thoughts: System Built in 8-2009
Overclocked to 3.4 on air (had no reason to push it further)
16 gig ddr2
Raid 0 SSD OCZ Vertex 2
Dell 30"
1st vid 8800gtx 8-2009
2nd vid 285gtx 6-2010 (died 8-2011)
3rd vid 2x 580gtx sli 9-2011

This should last me another year or two hopefully past Dec 12th 2012 :P. It seems CPU's have finally become fast enough to last more than two years and still be useful. I've had this system longer than any other system I've built since the early 90's

My two personal favorite upgrades of all time.
30" Monitor (eye candy) 2560x1600 :)
SSD Boot Drives (no load times for anything)


Justin M.'s Profile

Display Name: Justin M.

Date Joined: 05/19/02

  • Reviews: 1
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  • First Review: 09/15/11
  • Last Review: 09/15/11
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