Originally Posted by methimpikehoses
Well from my own experience testing last weekend, the Q9650 is substantially faster at 3.8-4.0ghz than a Q6600 at 3.6ghz, for whatever that's worth. Basically, a decent-high OC for each chip for use on air, and you will get noticeably better performance on the Q9650, at least with a dual-GPU chip.
That was my thought in getting a Q9650, to see if it could get more out of the GTX 295, which it did. But since my mobo isn't up to the challenge (I think I would need a P45 or a X48), I'll wait for a good deal on an i7 setup.
Fast CPU is FTW on a dual GPU setup fo sho.
I am thinking of an i7 but....thats too much capital!
I can do it but, would have sacrifice on other things too so, I might just wait till the Q9650 drops some more