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Is a QX9650 with a EVGA 750i worth $330?

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January 5, 2011 11:40:09 PM

Found a guy selling a Quad core extreme 3.0 ghz with a 750i, says he'll sell for $330. I know those processors were like $1200 back in the day. I already have all the other components I need EVGA 470gtx and 8 gbs of DDR2-800 so im not positive I wanna buy all new RAM and stuff for a new i5 or i7.


Anyways my question was, how does that processor stand up to new quads, i5's particularly? And is that a good price?

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January 6, 2011 12:02:42 AM

hell no. for same money u can get sandy bridge+mobo. or try looking for some i5 or i7 in combo with some p55 mobo, far better buy than this. u can sell that ddr2 for very good price and get ddr3 ram.
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January 6, 2011 12:06:17 AM

Mr1300 said:
Found a guy selling a Quad core extreme 3.0 ghz with a 750i, says he'll sell for $330. I know those processors were like $1200 back in the day. I already have all the other components I need EVGA 470gtx and 8 gbs of DDR2-800 so im not positive I wanna buy all new RAM and stuff for a new i5 or i7.


Anyways my question was, how does that processor stand up to new quads, i5's particularly? And is that a good price?

Thanks


Well, according to this raw performance benchmark, the QX9650 beats all i5's that I saw in the list:

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/desktop-cpu-charts-2...

They range from 200 or so to around 400 used on ebay. So his price is in the ballpark. And it is still a formidable chip that's not going to bottleneck you much if at all unless you are running insane resolutions and quality settings. It is also a good overclocking chip should you decide to go that route.

Maybe offer up two bills or less for the chip and that would be a decent buy in your situation.

Some might argue to put that 200 towards a new system, but if you are not ready, you could do a lot worse- and your system will still get some mileage for a while longer. I say go for it if you can get that price down to decent or excellent.
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January 6, 2011 12:11:56 AM

I know how to oc, has a liquid cooler with it. Ive seen them do 4ghz
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January 6, 2011 12:14:36 AM

its just so silly not to get a sandy bridge now, or at least i5/i7. the performance will be similar, but u are just wasting money on old tech.
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January 6, 2011 12:19:54 AM

Well as far as the peformance it looks like these out perform any i5, as far as i7's go along with a good mobo and 6-8 gbs of ram, I'd be looking at over $700 prob. Not that interested.
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January 6, 2011 12:50:54 AM

I Just wanna play my games on high, but I dont need the latest greatest cause It's over priced for what it does. No point in buying a PC with the thought of upgrading individual parts. Always seem to end up replacing everything anyways.
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January 6, 2011 2:00:15 AM

jimishtar said:
its just so silly not to get a sandy bridge now, or at least i5/i7. the performance will be similar, but u are just wasting money on old tech.


Well, the more I read about Sandy Bridge, the better it is looking- so in a sense, you're right. Especially when you consider the cost of just the 2500 chip, let alone the 2600K. The price vs performance of the 2500 is sick. But the cost vs performance of the 2600K is totally over the top. If 2 bills is all one has to spend at the moment however, that's not going to be enough.

Tough call. Always is. I'd tell that guy selling the 9650 about SB, and get that price down to 150 or better for just the chip if he will part with it, or maybe 200 for chip/board. Good luck OP. :hello: 
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January 6, 2011 2:08:39 AM

Thanks guys, I could buy sandy bridge. When are they releasing cpu's in 1155?
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January 6, 2011 2:57:04 AM

I totally agree that $330 is to much. I would think you should be able to buy a 2500k and board for about the same. Sell the 8GBs(?) of DDR2 ram and get some DDR3. The 9650 might be great, but its also near the wall of what they could do. Any of the newer i5s should be able to OC just as well if not better, and provide better performance.
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January 6, 2011 11:16:05 AM

Don't even bother with Socket 775 anymore; for that price, just get a new SB CPU, like the 2500k.
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