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Q6700 Quadcore 2.66GHz CPU, £130 delivered from eBuyer
Q6700 Quadcore 2.66GHz CPU, £130 delivered from eBuyer

Q6700 Quadcore 2.66GHz CPU, £130 delivered from eBuyer

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You probably know what this chip is about if you're reading this. Those of you that don't, click the Go To Deal button to the right of this, and that'll tell you all the details you need. For my part, at £130 delivered, this is cheapest Q6700 that I can find anywhere right now, and it's some £16 lower than the next-nearest offer, which is from OcUK. Obviously, this is going to get voted cold within a heartbeat, and perhaps rightly so when you consider that the new line of Q8 and Q9 chips is either slightly less or slightly more expensive for newer and, in some cases, faster tech. Try getting them to 3.4GHz, though.

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voted hott. i paid £160 for mine a short while ago. Great chip. Recommended.

Voted nice and hot :-)

However, I would still go that little bit further and get this if you can;
novatech.co.uk/nov…tml

ebuyer has been a pain in the ass for my last purchase, novatech for the best service...

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syme;6094272

Voted nice and hot :-)However, I would still go that little bit further … Voted nice and hot :-)However, I would still go that little bit further and get this if you can;http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/Processors/IntelCore2Quad/Intel/BX80569Q9550.htmlebuyer has been a pain in the ass for my last purchase, novatech for the best service...



I think it might be stretching it a wee bit to go for that, especially with it being not that much faster for a relatively hefty price hike and with the Core i5 line due in about a month's time that should enter the market at about that same sort of price. Not a bad suggestion, though. Btw, what did eBuyer do to annoy you?

Old hat now ...

The Q9550 is £161 at Scan on Today Only and that’s a retail version with a heatsink and 3 year warranty. If you have a mobo that supports both I’d recommend the Q9550 as it’s faster and runs significantly cooler so is also a good over-clocker. Scan also have the Q9400 2.67GHz for £133 which is also a retail CPU.

If you don’t have a mobo then wait for the new Intel platform released in early September unless you have a good deal on an LGA775 mobo. :thumbsup:

Hi guys reasoning being -

q6700 has 1066MHz 8MB. Th q9550 has 12Mb Cache 1333 FSB.

I know only a few more ghz, but the retail, cache and fsb make the difference for me and worth an extra £40.00 or so. And yes 'old technology but if you want a best buzz for the buck without building a new system, then this does it for me. It's retail and clocks to 3.4 ghz on the stock cooler 40 degrees stable, something like 1600 fsb.

As for ebuyer, always been ok, but has taken over 3 weeks/calls/obstruction etc for them to re-send a part. \just like \novatechs approach to customer care.

why not go for the Q8400 Retail same price as this offer?
ebuyer.com/pro…520

Ed_in_London;6095121

why not go for the Q8400 Retail same price as this offer? … why not go for the Q8400 Retail same price as this offer? http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164520


Because Scan have the Q9400 2.67GHz for £133 which is also a retail CPU.

I think it's only worth considering the Q6700 if you have an older mobo which doesn't support these newer 45nm CPUs that we're all pimping as alternatives.

Agharta;6095373

Because Scan have the Q9400 2.67GHz for £133 which is also a retail CPU.I … Because Scan have the Q9400 2.67GHz for £133 which is also a retail CPU.I think it's only worth considering if you have an older mobo which doesn't support these newer 45nm CPUs that we're all pimping as alternatives.



The Q8400 is a 45nm part. processorfinder.intel.com/det…GT6

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Agharta;6095373

Because Scan have the Q9400 2.67GHz for £133 which is also a retail CPU.I … Because Scan have the Q9400 2.67GHz for £133 which is also a retail CPU.I think it's only worth considering if you have an older mobo which doesn't support these newer 45nm CPUs that we're all pimping as alternatives.



By the way, I've just put an order down for that E6300 and Gigabyte mobo you told me to buy last Sunday, all with Scan. Worked out about £20 dearer than the Phenom X3 combo, but £12 cheaper than it would've been at Scan, so it seemed like a pretty ace deal all in all. Cheers, dude :thumbsup:

leighonigar;6095781

The Q8400 is a 45nm part. … The Q8400 is a 45nm part. http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SLGT6


My post was very unclear, what I intended to imply was that I would only recommend the Q6x00 series for people with older mobos, not the Q8400. Thanks for clarifying my post which might easily have misled. :thumbsup:

Agharta;6095836

My post was very unclear, what I intended to imply was that I would only … My post was very unclear, what I intended to imply was that I would only recommend the Q6x00 series for people with older mobos, not the Q8400. Thanks for clarifying my post which might easily have misled. :thumbsup:



No Trouble! I see what you meant now.

Agharta;6095373

Because Scan have the Q9400 2.67GHz for £133 which is also a retail CPU.I … Because Scan have the Q9400 2.67GHz for £133 which is also a retail CPU.I think it's only worth considering the Q6700 if you have an older mobo which doesn't support these newer 45nm CPUs that we're all pimping as alternatives.



Plus PP! But good point.

dxx;6095782

By the way, I've just put an order down for that E6300 and Gigabyte mobo … By the way, I've just put an order down for that E6300 and Gigabyte mobo you told me to buy last Sunday, all with Scan. Worked out about £20 dearer than the Phenom X3 combo, but £12 cheaper than it would've been at Scan, so it seemed like a pretty ace deal all in all. Cheers, dude :thumbsup:


I bought an E6300 myself this week and have it running at 3.5GHz at stock voltage with the FSB @ 333. It’ll go a lot higher with more voltage but I want to keep it power efficient.
I cool it with a copper core Intel stock cooler and a £1 Panaflo fan that Scan sell. With the motherboard reducing the fan speed to 50% it is truly silent once in the case. I didn’t use the heatsink/fan that came with it as I already had the copper core version that ships with the Quad cores. I’d highly recommend the Panaflo fans but I had to use elastic bands and blu-tack to hold it in place. All very Blue Peter. :-D

Q9450 from OCUK at £141 + Delivery = Hot deal.

bobafett;6098265

Q9450 from OCUK at £141 + Delivery = Hot deal.


That’s £151 delivered for a 2.67GHz OEM CPU when you can get a 2.83GHz Q9550 for £161 at Scan on Today Only and that’s a retail version with a heatsink and 3 year warranty.

Agharta;6098664

That’s £151 delivered for a 2.67GHz OEM CPU when you can get a 2.83GHz Q9 … That’s £151 delivered for a 2.67GHz OEM CPU when you can get a 2.83GHz Q9550 for £161 at Scan on Today Only and that’s a retail version with a heatsink and 3 year warranty.



Today or Yesterday!

OEM is fine if you are OC'ing, as most people will use an aftermarket cooler - although the warranty would be nice :thumbsup:

Just saying that the newer 9XXX series are better than the 6XXX series, as they use the 45nm die, which tuns cooler and draws less power for a decent overclock.

Any Q9XXX series card you can get for under £150 is a great deal IMHO.

bobafett;6098265

Q9450 from OCUK at £141 + Delivery = Hot deal.


That’s £151 delivered for a 2.67GHz OEM CPU when you can get a 2.83GHz Q9550 for £161 at Scan on Today Only and that’s a retail version with a heatsink and 3 year warranty.
bobafett;6101150

OEM is fine if you are OC'ing, as most people will use an aftermarket … OEM is fine if you are OC'ing, as most people will use an aftermarket cooler Just saying that the newer 9XXX series are better than the 6XXX series, as they use the 45nm die, which tuns cooler and draws less power for a decent overclock.Any Q9XXX series card you can get for under £150 is a great deal IMHO.


The Q9450 was only available as the older C1 stepping whereas the Q9550 was upgraded to the E0 stepping long enough ago so that if you buy a new one now you will almost certainly get an E0. Over-clockers rate the E0 much more highly so would go for the Q9550 especially as the price difference is so small and it also has a higher multiplier. There’s no comparison really
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