OK, I have long been an AMD customer. K6-233 through A64 X2 4200 and Opteron 165. I am not getting the Phenom feeling. This places me in rather an interesting situation as I look to go with an Intel Q-something I have 4GB of DDR 2-800 that I intend to use and all the other components will transfer to the new system nicely. FYI, the other components are 8800 GTS, Raptor 150, a new WD 640, Plextor SATA DVD
Quad Core 45nm support
DDR 2 800
4 or more SATA 300 ports (6 is preferred)
8 usable USB 2.0 connections (front panel header OK)
MUST NOT BE MSI brand. (too many bad experiences)
What I would like to know is what you have successfully used and why you like it. I am not very interested in reading anyone else's (other than TR) reviews, but I am interested in anyone's personal experiences with a Q6x00 or Q9x00 series. I am not likely to OC and am not interested in spending more than $300 for the CPU.
I have nothing more to say about that.