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Michael C Sep 10, 2009, 11:09am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Intel Q9550 for $159
Still not worth the upgrade from what we have. And there's no game that requires that little extra speed either.

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G. G. Sep 10, 2009, 11:40am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Intel Q9550 for $159
no upgradie for me......


no need to... my system is doing just fine... really pleased...

It would be nice to upgrade to a i7 or even to i5... BUT the fact is mine is not even a year old yet.. lol....

the only upgrade i will be doing is just tweaking on small components here and there, but the major stuff like cpu, video, mem, and mb.... is staying where they are..

the upgrade i will be doing soon will be swapping out my pump and cooling block on my Coolit Freezone to aftermarket parts...


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Bungle Sep 10, 2009, 12:38pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Intel Q9550 for $159
Plug & Play said:
MrBungle said:
Plug your rig right now would trade blows with an i7 920... I don't see any of the current chips unless highly overclocked "spanking" your rig right now... sure its not the best but its not going to be far enough from the top to make upgrading worth the cash required to beat it.


You are pretty much in the same boat as me Bungle mate.....Its a FOOKIN curse being a gamer I tell you. I have to admit I am one of the lucky ones with my Q9450 as the majority of them dont clock well but I am bleeding mine dry at the moment. The Q9650 is the quad to buy it clocks like a MOFO....but what gain would I get from 4ghz as opposed to 3.5/3.6ghz.



Yeah I know, I've thought about upgrading platforms but from what I've seen there is no need... My system is just as fast as a stock clocked QX9770 and the jump in gaming performance between a QX9770 and a Core i7 is negligible unless 3 or 4 video cards are involved. When you take into account that my monitor is 1920x1200 and the differences we're talking about are my 85FPS vs Core i7's 93FPS its not like I'm going to see the difference anyway because both are above the refresh rate.

I'll probably buy a 5 series Radeon when they finally launch to pick up DX11, but unless I run into some game that leaves me CPU limited I'm probably not going to swap out my motherboard, RAM, and CPU anytime soon.

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Michael C Sep 10, 2009, 12:48pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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^ Yup, exactly.

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Edited: Sep 10, 2009, 02:21pm EDT

 
>> Re: Intel Q9550 for $159
Michael C,

Depends what you mean by flawlessly. ArmA II would seriously dent your rig mate, maxed out you would be lucky to get playable frame rates.

Then again you the only chap I know that gets 100+ FPS in crysis maxed...

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Michael C Sep 10, 2009, 03:17pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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If Arma 2 runs that bad then it's probably bad coding on the developers behalf!

I never said I get 100FPS MAXED lmao. I said on INSIDE levels on decently high settings.

Bungle Sep 10, 2009, 05:24pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Could be bad coding... or it could be that you need a faster computer :)

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Sep 10, 2009, 06:26pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Intel Q9550 for $159
Zero [MAX] (61446) said on Sep 10, 2009 at 06:55am PDT:
I want virtualization because I know it will come in handy in the near future.
Like running XP mode in Win 7 (IF I choose to upgrade). Also, I think many applications will try to utilize the technology one way or another.

This is probably the best time to build a desktop. If you are building one now,
good luck with that...if not, I hope will be soon. :)

Yeah, XP Mode doesn't look too bad ... I personally use XP in a VMware machine, and use Unity if I need to integrate it into my desktop. Handy dandy.

And sadly, no, I won't be building another desktop anytime soon. :( It will probably be at least a year or two.

Meats_Of_Evil Sep 10, 2009, 08:02pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thing is you need professional for XP mode! Why did Microsoft screwed us!?

Basterds!

Well i'm sincerely hoping not to need XP mode and that somehow miraculously all of my drivers and software is full windows 7 compatible, maybe even older games.

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Bungle Sep 11, 2009, 02:17am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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XP mode does look quite useful, hopefully it works well.

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Sep 11, 2009, 02:21am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Meats_Of_Evil (57359) said on Sep 10, 2009 at 05:02pm PDT:
Thing is you need professional for XP mode! Why did Microsoft screwed us!?

Well i'm sincerely hoping not to need XP mode and that somehow miraculously all of my drivers and software is full windows 7 compatible, maybe even older games.

What version are you planning on running (or running now)? Windows 7 Professional really is the best value version for the enthusiast crowd. I'd highly recommend getting at least Professional, Ultimate if you're feeling sexy.

Zero Sep 11, 2009, 08:59am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Intel Q9550 for $159
McFly said:

And sadly, no, I won't be building another desktop anytime soon. :( It will probably be at least a year or two.


In a year or two time, we will be talking 8 - 16 physical cores...GT400 or 6xxx... maybe Larrabee...
You never know how things will turn out.

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