www.tankguys.com have the OEM Q9450 in stock.
Thanks for the info , but I have given up on the P5N32-E SLI and built a new system based on the P5K premium . I 'm finding it to to alot easier to overclock and my system is running stable clocked at 3.8 on air cooling.
I heard that Gigabyte will be releasing a X48 chip set mobo that will use DDR2 instead of DDR3. Is there any truth to this and if so does anyone know of a release date and any reviews on it?
Judging by the way the QX6700 and others held their value , I seriously doubt that the QX9650 would drop enough in price to be afforable . In fact I'm reading reviews on the Q6600 and may even snag it for around 250.00 and wait to see what happens with the future prices.
I have to agree with Kamrooz on this , the 790I is not worth 300-350 dollars for what you get and your still looking at having to buy the overpriced DDR3 with crappy timings. What's even worse is the 780I which is nothing but a beefed up 680I . Nvidia sure got one over on the consumers there with this so called new chip set.But hey if thats what keeps some people happy then fine , but I think as consumers we should be able to expect more and better quality from these products we buy.
At this point I'm about to say the heck with it and buy a E8400 and wait for Nehalem to come out and just build a new system. I think that the E8400 and some good overclocking would do me until then. However I did have my heart set on a Quad. These delays are getting ridiculous and makes you wonder what Intel is up too . Are they having problems with the new Quads or is it a marketing plot?
Thanks for the info , I found this deal on the Z5500 (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1068250&Sku=L23-6334 ) now to just pick out a sound card. I'm checking out your links so thanks for the input.
At the moment I using a Sound Blaster Audigy SE card and a set of cheap Creative speakers. What I would like to know will I benefit from a different sound card and what speakers do you guys recommend? I 've been looking at the logitech Z5500 and the G51's but can't decide which I should go with. As for a sound card I have no idea other than a more expensive Creative Xfi card, but I've always been told more expensive doesn't always mean better quality. This set up is for gaming and also music. Thanks for your help.
I am going to be oveclocking so I think I'll look around for a higher watt PSU. Anyone have some recommendations?