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Q6600 or i7 920 for gaming ?

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October 10, 2011 10:20:57 PM

hello, im confused about choosing
i have q6600 and i never had any problems with it
now im confused since i wanna upgrade my pc
i have an ATi HD 4770 which i over clock whenever i wanna play hardcore games like crysis
so im goin to buy a gtx 580 + power supply and leave my processor without upgrading
or im gonna get the i7 920 and i would barley get the GTX 550 Ti
so which should i go for ?

and also i have 6gigs of ram 800mhz and G33 Mobo

so will the new Mobo and processor would make a big difference ?
and i have a screen 24" 1920x1080 and i love playing games at hardcore graphics card at 1080p

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October 10, 2011 10:25:02 PM

The Q6600 is a great processor, a bit dated but great.

Along with a i7-920 you would need a new motherboard, power supply. So I would first way the options.

How much will it cost for you to upgrade power supply and Graphics card while keeping the same CPU.

versus:

How much it is going to cost you to upgrade CPU, Motherboard, graphics Card, and Power Supply?

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October 10, 2011 10:28:46 PM

i have around 4000 EGP thats my country currency :p 
the mobo and the i7 is around 1800 EGP (without ram ofc) and GTX 570 is about 2200 or 1900 for a slightly used one and new Power supply is 700 EGP
also the GTX 580 is around 2800 EGP

question is will im goin to see a big difference in gaming if i bought the i7 ?
or just keep same mobo and processor and get the GTX 580 ?
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October 10, 2011 10:29:04 PM

If you upgrade the CPU, you also need new RAM and MB, and a GPU,

If you upgrade the GPU to a 580 running on a Q6600 you will be CPU bottle necked anyway.

You basically need a whole new rig, sorry. if you can get a budget, people would be more than happy to work out a build for you.
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October 10, 2011 10:31:26 PM

cygone said:
If you upgrade the CPU, you also need new RAM and MB, and a GPU,

If you upgrade the GPU to a 580 running on a Q6600 you will be CPU bottle necked anyway.

You basically need a whole new rig, sorry. if you can get a budget, people would be more than happy to work out a build for you.


damm, you think i7 920 gonna be a bottle neck with a gtx 580 also ?
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October 10, 2011 10:57:11 PM

speedykiller said:
damm, you think i7 920 gonna be a bottle neck with a gtx 580 also ?


No, i7 920 is plenty for games and the bottleneck will still be the GTX 580.

My rig has a 920 o/c to 4GHz and SLI 560Ti s. A pair of SLI 560Tis are substantially faster than a single 580 and my games are still GPU bottlenecked.
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October 10, 2011 11:00:16 PM

bwrlane said:
No, i7 920 is plenty for games and the bottleneck will still be the GTX 580.

My rig has a 920 o/c to 4GHz and SLI 560Ti s. A pair of SLI 560Tis are substantially faster than a single 580 and my games are still GPU bottlenecked.


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October 10, 2011 11:33:18 PM

Best answer selected by speedykiller.
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October 11, 2011 2:26:56 AM

dont buy a lgs 1366 platform.
buy a i5-2500k and a lga1155 mobo. will be cheaper than a i7-920 upgrade. and faster too.
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October 11, 2011 7:51:56 AM

^Fully agreed. I don't know why someone didn't mention this earlier. The i7-920 is not the best choice if you plan to get a new CPU. Rather go for a socket 1155 mobo and an i5-2400 or 2500. Much better value for money, and probably cheaper too.
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October 11, 2011 8:17:24 AM

It wont be cheaper, not even close. The performance diff between the 2600k and the 920 is marginal at best, and in real world applications and gaming you are basically not going to notice a difference.
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October 11, 2011 8:20:22 AM

The 2500k is slower than the 920 by the way !
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October 11, 2011 8:47:46 AM

cygone said:
The 2500k is slower than the 920 by the way !



Take a look here:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/47?vs=288

The 2500k wins just about every benchmark, some of them by a long way. Not sure how you came to the conclusion the 920 is faster...
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October 11, 2011 8:55:23 AM

Also, the 2500k is alot easier to get, I have not seen the 920 readily avalible for quite some time now.

Though i am still a huge fan of the 920, its a wonderful chip, runs like a champ and easy to OC. The 2500k is just a new version on a newer architecture, both are good chips but the 2500k wins the performance battle.
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October 11, 2011 9:25:59 AM

who in thier right mind runs a cpu at stock!! im at work at the moment, but i have a link on my favorites that will show the true picture of these chips perforamce in REAL world applications.
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October 11, 2011 9:34:53 AM

The real world difference may not be much, I can't say for sure. Point is:

a) The 920 is no longer readily available at retail
b) 1366 is effectively a dead socket, while Intel could in future release faster chips on 1155.
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October 11, 2011 9:39:51 AM

thats true yes, but even if you buy a 1155 board, and intel release new chips. these chips will work in the 1155 board but any of the extra functionallty they bring wont be compatible, so all you are doing is paying over the odds for a clock gain, chances are when you change your cpu you also change your board, anyone who says different are either, lying or bought really low spec low clock speed cpus in the 1st instance.
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October 11, 2011 10:00:34 AM

cygone said:
If you upgrade the CPU, you also need new RAM and MB, and a GPU,

If you upgrade the GPU to a 580 running on a Q6600 you will be CPU bottle necked anyway.

You basically need a whole new rig, sorry. if you can get a budget, people would be more than happy to work out a build for you.

i dont know how this got best answer. "who in thier right mind runs a cpu at stock!!" < and this, LOL. 99.9% of all people run their CPU's at stock dude. A q6600 can be easily OC'd to 3ghz+. combine that with a gtx560ti and you have a system that will run any game smoothly without blowing your budget. Then later down the track you can upgrade the cpu/motherboard/ram.
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October 11, 2011 10:20:40 AM

Yes 99.9% of all PCs might run at stock, but a hugh % of PROPER PC GAMING PCs are OCd. I dont know ANYONE who does PC gaming as does NOT OC thier Rig. Yes some clock more than others but everyone without fail is clocked.

You cant possibly use the the 99.9% of ppl argument against me, and then use it in your own defense of, 'you can clock a Q6600 to 3.0+'

And no, a 3gig + 560ti will NOT run games smoothly without poor gfx details (depends on res ofc). but the OP is wanting to run 1080p, which means you need way more gpu muscle that a single 560 can provide at that res for current games withanything but low / lowish settings with no AA/AF
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October 11, 2011 10:32:23 AM

some1 needs to relax i think. i've got a 2500k stock. but my bro has a 2500k oc'd. so i can speak abt this. the 2500k is faster at both stock and oc'd specs. also, my 2500k at stock settings IS faster than a 920....its not just abt clock speeds dude, architecture plays a major role. i game, my cpu is stock, no need to oc now. i suppose u gonna say i'm not aproper gamer....but thats ur issue.

@Cygone:
Also u mention that if the 2500 and its motheroard is bought the future cpus MAY fit on the board but with reduced functionality....yet u propose OP gets a dead socket and outdated cpu???? choose an argument, u cnt be on both sides of the same topic.

Anyway, flaming apart, if u gonna upgrade ur rig, the 2500k is the best bet at the moment for it, pair it with a decent grafix card and u'll be gaming happily
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October 11, 2011 10:43:38 AM

Ok, my apologies to all, I'm confusing this thread with another one I am also talking in. (about purchasing a i7+ram for $250),

If you upgrading, you should NOT be looking to get a 1366/i7 and SHOULD be looking to get a 1155/2500k/2600k.

My original 'best answer' is still correct tho, its time for an upgrade
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