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Which CPU should I upgrade to or am I wasting my time.

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May 17, 2013 12:08:52 AM

Link to my rig stats: My rig according to CPU-Z
My current build is old, it's time to upgrade.

Before I go all out and get a CPU/MB Combo maybe I can squeeze out some more beefcake on this current MB?

It's a XFX 780i which can handle Intel Socket 775 CPUs.
*quick edit* Link to CPU supported: http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-XFX/MBN780ISH9.html

I mostly play BF3.

I am pretty much confused as to what is the top dog for Intel socket 775... because everyone has moved onto I7, I5, etc.

Which leads to my question:
Should I even bother upgrading the CPU to a Intel Core 2 Quad?

I currently have a Intel Core2 Duo CPU E7600 @ 3.06GHz
which is overclocked to 3.33 Ghz on a standard intel cooling - with zero issues I probably could push it more.

Thanks in advance!
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May 17, 2013 12:15:42 AM

well it looks like the QX9650 is the best cpu you'll be able to stick in that motherboard.

you might be able to get one for about 150 used on ebay. good luck with that.
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May 17, 2013 12:15:51 AM

If your not having any issues i see no point in upgrading but if you're going to upgrade i would recommend you wait for haswell
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May 17, 2013 12:20:43 AM

Meh. On Haswell, I am not an early adopter - being burned on so many other emerging technologies that failed or just ended up sucking. I'll follow the updates on it. But, would rather stick with a solution that is currently working not somewhere over the rainbow... lol.
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May 17, 2013 12:42:35 AM

For the cheap, and quick fix solution, best bet is to get a Core2Quad , and overclock it to something like 3.0GHz to 3.33GHz. Though, you could have some difficulty finding a C2Q today.
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May 17, 2013 1:06:34 AM

Haswell will be out in 3 weeks. Wait 2 or 3 more months and it's not new tech anymore. Haswell looks to be pretty good. Not only a 10% clock for clock gain but 5Ghz on .9v! I agree with avoiding being the first to adopt especially after I got caught up in the Intel P67 chipset fiasco but 2 or 3 months will allow any bugs to show up. Just don't buy the week of release.
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May 17, 2013 1:13:12 AM

I'd go right to an i5. the 775 ( even the top dog ) has some areas where you'll be cpu bound. why waste money on it?

haswell............ why wait. for a minor speed upgrade for more money..?? why?
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May 17, 2013 1:14:06 AM

deadfish said:
Meh. On Haswell, I am not an early adopter - being burned on so many other emerging technologies that failed or just ended up sucking. I'll follow the updates on it. But, would rather stick with a solution that is currently working not somewhere over the rainbow... lol.
:lol:  fair enough.Well since that's the case.I wouldn't upgrade.If you're happy with what you have i see no point. ;) 

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May 17, 2013 2:02:25 AM

mayankleoboy1 said:
For the cheap, and quick fix solution, best bet is to get a Core2Quad , and overclock it to something like 3.0GHz to 3.33GHz. Though, you could have some difficulty finding a C2Q today.


hmm, well I am already @ 3.33Ghz on my dual core. I am assuming at a base level of 3.33 and overclock I can get faster. I dunno, seems like a minor upgrade for $$$.
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May 17, 2013 2:23:54 AM

Definitly not worth upgrading now:
Wait till New gen of consoles come out, and the first Unreal Engine 4 games are out.
Before that, your CPU (even if old) can handle 90%+ of everything out there.
I have a Q6600 and so far i dont need anything faster except in SC2.

Right now the 775 socket upgrade costs 90% of what a i7-3570k costs, so its absolutly ridiculous to buy that.

Save up for now, and when the next "BIG" jump comes around, decide.

In theory the i7 are a great jump, but since there are no aplications that require that power, why bother?
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June 5, 2013 1:58:01 AM

cats_Paw said:
Definitly not worth upgrading now:
Wait till New gen of consoles come out, and the first Unreal Engine 4 games are out.
Before that, your CPU (even if old) can handle 90%+ of everything out there.
I have a Q6600 and so far i dont need anything faster except in SC2.

Right now the 775 socket upgrade costs 90% of what a i7-3570k costs, so its absolutly ridiculous to buy that.

Save up for now, and when the next "BIG" jump comes around, decide.

In theory the i7 are a great jump, but since there are no aplications that require that power, why bother?


That's what I was thinking... I literally have no real issue playing any of the games I currently play. Except maybe on 64player BF3 servers it can get laggy... when I am in the middle of a CQB.
Yea, I guess I will stick with what I got till some other awesome games come out.

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