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March 5, 2009 3:27:16 AM

I am currently using a E6550 at 3.5 I wanted a little more push, but should I spend $730 for a i7 920 with a good mobo like the P6T and triple channel ram or should I just spend $300 for this processor with the same build I already have. I do not think the 920 will push that much more than a Q9650. I am sure I can get the Q to 4 or higher along with the i7.

My current setup is the P5E3 deluxe very good motherboard still goes for $230+
ddr3-1800 dual channel 2GB
9800 GX2 nvidia

What I wanted to get:
P6T deluxe
core i7 920
ddr3-1600 triple channel

Once again I do not think the cost will be worth it since I think advantages of the i7 are not that great compared to the Q9650. I am strictly a gamer not into video conversation ect.

Once again we are looking at $300+ VS $740+

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March 5, 2009 3:45:54 AM

well the core i7 build would let you move to sli configs or crossfire depending on your next upgrade. But looks to me you answered your own question there.
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March 5, 2009 5:47:19 AM

Well stick with the Q9650...don upgrade to i7 for nw....there are talks tat intel is gonna update the core serices with core i5 procs...so wait till tat to make the change...
wit ur mobo it doesnt make sense to again spend on the core i7...
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March 5, 2009 8:03:49 AM

I would also recommend another 2 GB of RAM, it might not hurt....

In case of budget limit you can go for e8500..best choice NOW for gamer but there is danger that game companies would setup up to support 4 cores in near future or repeat GTA4 case – bad optimization from consoles (this is much more probable heck)
Personally I would pick up C2Q too, maybe to save money go for Q9550 hence no E0 stepping guaranteed, but best bang for buck C2Q sector.
a b à CPUs
March 5, 2009 8:13:34 AM

For gaming I would just upgrade to a C2Q that you can OC at least as far as your current CPU
a b à CPUs
March 5, 2009 12:22:00 PM

Since you already have an MB that would support the C2Q CPU, I would suggest that over i7 for now; you will get much more performance for your investment. Having a total of 4GB of RAM would also help a lot for gaming now that some games take close to 1GB.
March 5, 2009 10:21:25 PM

gkay09 said:
Well stick with the Q9650...don upgrade to i7 for nw....there are talks tat intel is gonna update the core serices with core i5 procs...so wait till tat to make the change...
wit ur mobo it doesnt make sense to again spend on the core i7...


That is a very good point, but why are people telling me the Q9650 is a bad choice?


sefit said:
I would also recommend another 2 GB of RAM, it might not hurt....

In case of budget limit you can go for e8500..best choice NOW for gamer but there is danger that game companies would setup up to support 4 cores in near future or repeat GTA4 case – bad optimization from consoles (this is much more probable heck)
Personally I would pick up C2Q too, maybe to save money go for Q9550 hence no E0 stepping guaranteed, but best bang for buck C2Q sector.


Well, I was going to pick up 2 additional GB with the new processor I wanted to get all in an Antec 1200. I will decide to go with a quad for more future proof and additional applications could get the resources they need. I also will be running a 64 bit system if that means anything. I believe the Q9650 will get a clock near the E8400 and out perform the E8400. The Q9650 has no E0 stepping also?


mi1ez said:
For gaming I would just upgrade to a C2Q that you can OC at least as far as your current CPU


The game performance will not even be noticeable nothing wrong with spending some more for a future system.


Quote:
Q9650 route would never be upgradeable.....be smart.


Im sorry explain yourself?

Zenthar said:
Since you already have an MB that would support the C2Q CPU, I would suggest that over i7 for now; you will get much more performance for your investment. Having a total of 4GB of RAM would also help a lot for gaming now that some games take close to 1GB.


Yes, 4 GB ddr3-1800 I could bumb in a few NP.
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March 5, 2009 10:38:00 PM

oblivion666 said:
That is a very good point, but why are people telling me the Q9650 is a bad choice?
The only rational reason I could see to opt for the i7 over the Q9650 (the Q9550 could also be a lower-cost option) is if you were building a new system from scratch. There is really no point is building a high-end LGA775 system anymore.
March 5, 2009 10:47:48 PM

Zenthar said:
The only rational reason I could see to opt for the i7 over the Q9650 (the Q9550 could also be a lower-cost option) is if you were building a new system from scratch. There is really no point is building a high-end LGA775 system anymore.


Why not add the extra money in if you already have top notch other parts? I could get a good 2+ years possible more I mean hell even the duals are still going strong.
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