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Intel quad core 9550 ,g31 motherboard shuld i ugrade mobp

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November 22, 2009 5:45:17 PM

my specs :
intel quad core 9550
500watt psu
1*2 gb ddr2 ram
msi g31microatx motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
5770 graphics card.
shuld i upgrade motherboard??
ram is ok??
November 22, 2009 5:47:31 PM

wont overclock :) 
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November 22, 2009 7:37:47 PM

The Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L is an overclock friendly motherboard available for $100 from newgg.

But you may be better off starting to save for a P55 system.
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November 22, 2009 10:11:01 PM

I would assume you intend to order from newegg and that you plan to purchase everything you just listed. So I just need to ask, why would you purchase a Q9550? It's listed at $259.99 on Newegg and a Phenom II 955 is only $171.99, they swap blows with one another and are essentially equals in terms of performance. Socket 775 is also a dead end with no new processors, while AM3 will have X6 processors in 2010 and Bulldozer in 2011.

You could also get the I5 for $199, and budget that other $60 for a socket 1156 motherboard and have a more powerful system.

Either way, the Q9550 has terrible price/performance now.
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November 22, 2009 10:40:16 PM

loneninja said:
I would assume you intend to order from newegg and that you plan to purchase everything you just listed. So I just need to ask, why would you purchase a Q9550? It's listed at $259.99 on Newegg and a Phenom II 955 is only $171.99, they swap blows with one another and are essentially equals in terms of performance. Socket 775 is also a dead end with no new processors, while AM3 will have X6 processors in 2010 and Bulldozer in 2011.

You could also get the I5 for $199, and budget that other $60 for a socket 1156 motherboard and have a more powerful system.

Either way, the Q9550 has terrible price/performance now.


From what i see, The OP has this computer currently but just use a newegg link to show what motherboard it is. All he asking if he should upgrade from the motherboard he has.


I agree with JSC. You can get the motherboard he listed or save up to get an P55 system
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