Time for me to upgrade my PC? - Page 4 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-02-2009, 09:22 AM   #31 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
hikaricloud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 6,220
Default Re: Time for me to upgrade my PC?

If you're going to buy a new CPU now, don't bother with a quad-core. They're a lot more expensive and you're not going to see any real increase in your gaming with it. Games are still sticking with dual cores for now. If you think you're not going to wait for the i7 build, then grab an E8400 and some sort of video card. A lot of good ones have been mentioned.

I still say save your money for an i7 build. If anything, you can buy a beast video card now and use it when you upgrade to the i7. That way you have one less part to buy later and you aren't throwing away any money on the current setup.
__________________

__________________
R.I.P. Ronald C. "Bucky" Buck
3/13/1949 - 11/30/2010
Poizen22 - in all honesty id prefetr my pics get passed around then send perform some homo erotic sexual deed.
thirdshiftdj - what on earth are you trying to say???
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM or IM.
If I helped you out, or what I just said rocked you like a hurricane, hit the little thingie over there.
<-------------------------------
hikaricloud is offline  
Old 01-02-2009, 05:12 PM   #32 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
philbar71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Suffolk, VA
Posts: 4,533
Send a message via AIM to philbar71
Default Re: Time for me to upgrade my PC?

Quote:
Originally Posted by hikaricloud View Post
If you're going to buy a new CPU now, don't bother with a quad-core. They're a lot more expensive and you're not going to see any real increase in your gaming with it. Games are still sticking with dual cores for now. If you think you're not going to wait for the i7 build, then grab an E8400 and some sort of video card. A lot of good ones have been mentioned.
i disagree with that. games will eventually move over to quads. i bet most games that come out in 2009 will have quad core cpu support. like GTA4. just go with a nice core i7 build.
__________________

__________________


The only thing ATi can render faster than nVidia is the BSOD

SLI ON INTEL P45: http://www.techist.com/pc/f76/sli-intel-chipset-219886/

<<< i like rep :D
philbar71 is offline  
Old 01-12-2009, 01:49 PM   #33 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
[Judge]Iceman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 49
Default Re: Time for me to upgrade my PC?

Quote:
Originally Posted by philbar71 View Post
games will eventually move over to quads. i bet most games that come out in 2009 will have quad core cpu support.
+1

It just comes down to when he wants to take the plunge. Sooner or later. Later could save a little $$
__________________

[Judge]Iceman is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Considering Upgrade, Have Questions Javelin New Systems | Building and Buying 5 07-05-2008 03:34 PM
Time for an Upgrade overlord20 New Systems | Building and Buying 0 07-02-2008 11:04 PM
Giganews Specials for Time Warner, Sprint and Verizon customers Osiris ISP and Web Hosting 0 06-20-2008 12:44 AM
Time For An Upgrade Hugo82 New Systems | Building and Buying 3 11-28-2007 03:47 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.