I need a new processor atm the i got a Q8200, its dirt and runs very poor, sadly im limited to a 775 socket so this means only QXXXX model of Quads only, plus i only have £100ish to spend so its a Ebay job.
ive basically got a choice of Q6600 (8mb @2.4 But very easy to OC to 3.2+) or a Q9400 ( 6mb @2.6 but harder to OC) nothing really much between them apart from the Q6600 has a lower FSB.
i dont think cooling will be a issue as i have 5 fans in case ( 2x 120mm 1 and top and one on GPU, 3x80mm 2 at front and one at back all set to high) the heat sink is OCZ Vendetta CPU Cooler.
So what matters? cache or speed for FFXIV?