after xmas price drops, what is best Quad for OCing

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This fall there will be the typical holiday price drop and there will be a price drop in Intel Core 2 Quads due to i7 release.

I want to upgrade to a quad. Which quad will be the best for OCing. I would prefer a C2Q 9xxx. What about the C2Q 8xxx? Will the Q6600 give me some future room.

I would like to stick with 45nm for lower power and heat.

What will work best with my current hardware? see sig for specs.
 

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Unless the q9650 prices drop $200-$300, I think the q9550 will still be the best. Don't bother with buying a q6600 or anything from the C2Q 8xxx series. The q6600 is a good cpu, but for a current build, there are better options. The 8xxx series is pretty bad because of reduced cache and low multipliers.