OK let me set this up:
Video Card is: ATI/AMD 4870 (not X2)
now I have 2 of these and one sits in my main rig (mid-tower) the other is an SFF.
here is my dilemma:
clearly watercooling is better for any component and compared to the avg. 60-70c degrees I see with the stock cooler on...
The difference between the Q9400 and Q9450 is that the former has half the cache at 6MB instead of 12.
Saw this today was on the fence about buying it, I decided to pick it up but Fry's changed my mind for me. Long story short no one wanted to help me at first, until they caught wind...