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Old 12-05-2008, 08:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Worth upgrading to the i7?

So i was thinking of upgrading my rig to the new i7 920 cpu and getting a Asus p6t x58 MOBO and Corsair Dominator ddr3 pcr12800 2x 6gb kit but that would run me about $1000 do you think its worth upgrading or wait until prices drop?
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Worth upgrading to the i7?

Prices won't drop on mobo or CPU, its the DDR3 that's pretty brutal, and you want 12GB of it?

you seem to have a pretty nice computer, probably not worth it

why not drop a q9550 and add in another 4870?
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Default Re: Worth upgrading to the i7?

lol my bad i mean 3x2 gb kit for a total of 6GB kit yea i was thinking of dropping in another 4870 but will need a new PSU to do that so how is the i7 and the p6t deluxe with the ddr3 rams is it a lot more faster then the rig like i have now or just somewhat faster?
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Worth upgrading to the i7?

well, the i7 is probably around 20% faster clock for clock then the q6600. Its definitely "zippier", and will probably OC higher, but do you really need it? It's just really really awesome to see 8 threads in task manager
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Default Re: Worth upgrading to the i7?

i don't really think so cause my rig i have now like tears up every game i throw at it and even when i got like 3 games running and apps and web surfing it runs smooth.So i don't think i will upgrade anytime soon maybe another 4870 and new PSU and that's it for now until prices drop.
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Heh there we go, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I'll recommend to build an i7 if its a fresh start, but upgrading with a rig like yours? not worth it
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I wouldn't but then again I'm cheap and don't know how much money you have burning a whole in your pocket.
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