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Reason   Apr 29, 2012, 03:31pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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RAM is maxed out at 8GB on this board, a vanilla P5B (NOT Deluxe). OCing is also not really a feature of this board.

Ebay and local Craigslist has Q9550 for about $160. Q6600 for about half that, but I'd be losing a few mhz in clock speed.

I figure I can get an i5-2500, mobo, and 16GB RAM for ~$600, maybe less.

I game at 1920 x 1080 and occasionally render 3D or video.

Worth it to max out this config (excluding QX series of course), or should I just upgrade later, when the performance difference is greater?


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Edited: Apr 30, 2012, 01:02pm EDT

 
>> Re: Worth it to upgrade on S775 / Replace E6750 with Q9550 to max out P5B?
If you really don't have the cash to get an i5-i7 and you plan on keeping this current rig for one year or so a Q6600 for half the price($80-90) would be an upgrade as far as your video editing is concerned. Gaming you should only notice a little difference in cpu intensive games such as BF3.

If you could OC, the Q6600 overclocks easily and over 4ghz on air.

I would not spend nearly $200 on a cpu for your current rig for just a little more than the Q6600.

Since you do some video editing i would save up and get the i7 2600k (i paid $270 on eBay for mine shortly after launch, they may be cheaper now). But you would need video editing software that will utilize the HT or some programs are slower, such as Nero 9/10 but Adobe products do. I am not sure on Sony Vegas.

You should be able to get the 2500k, start with 8gb ram and a cheaper z68 mobo for under $400. You will have 4 slots of ram so 4x4= 16 gigs. Now that is a very noticeable upgrade over your current rig.

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>> Re: Worth it to upgrade on S775 / Replace E6750 with Q9550 to max out P5B?
micro said:
I would not spend nearly $200 on a cpu for your current rig for just a little more than the Q6600.

You should be able to get the 2500k, start with 8gb ram and a cheaper z68 mobo for under $400. You will have 4 slots of ram so 4x4= 16 gigs. Now that is a very noticeable upgrade over your current rig.


microcenter has the 2500k for $169.- right now
http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.phtml?sku_lis...ure=200121

and you could pick up a ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 for $189.- which is a pretty good deal
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131806
or if you are quick enough get this open box msi z68a-gd80 for $127.-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130581R

this ram would only be $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096

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>> Re: Worth it to upgrade on S775 / Replace E6750 with Q9550 to max out P5B?
Hmm, those are pretty good deals. I don't think I can justify a full upgrade right now.

At what point would you say, "f**k it, I'm getting that" for the Q9550? $120? $100?

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>> Re: Worth it to upgrade on S775 / Replace E6750 with Q9550 to max out P5B?
now .. i think it's completely justified. you are already spending $160 on the Q9550 used for $20 bucks more you get a brand new chip that will make you chuckle compared to the e6750.
not to mention that they easily oc to 4.2ghz
so you really would only front the $130 for the msi board and $50 for the ram. if you sell your old stuff you can at least recoup half of it right there and you get lucky, all of it.
i am not sure but i think microcenter lets you combine some deals and you can get another discount if you buy the board there.

there is a guy right here
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=165258
he sells the asus gene z with a 2600k for 350, used but i think you can drop the price to 300 and maybe get it even below that if you trade something

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