I already have a desktop computer, which I'm using now. And it can do some impressive things right now, why do you say it's not worth it to upgrade the processor? Seems that the low 1.9ghz speed is what has been slowing me down so much.
I have both i7 2600k, two i7 950 and incoming is a gtx 580 sli that will allow me to do 2d surround.
I wont argue if you want to play great games on a laptop but first you could try to play games on a desktop with an overclocked i7 2600k to have a feel before buying your laptop.
Yeah, I'm in the US and it looks like a great price,
If I played a game such as Fallout, right now I could put effects on medium quality, and it will run OK, if I was to get this processor, I would be close to doubling the processing speed and doubling the cores, what do you think I could crank it up to?
and since yours is a BE (black Edition) it will probably fetch a bit more (around $52).
box it in the original box if you have it, or just put it along with the heatsink in a box with the CPU pin pushed into some Styrofoam in a anti-static bag (anti-static bag is optional), with some shredded paper and cardboard?
yeah I don't have the box, but what you said sounds good like the right course of action, hey thanks for all the help, I really appreciate it... just need to sell a few more things on Ebay and I'll have the money I need to buy this processor!
Actually most mobos now support the pci express second generation however since the pcie X16 first generation has never been fully used it still can hold itself on against some of the best gpus we have today.