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I currently have a E6750.

I see this Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 which can be pricematched to $168.22. It is compatible with my Mobo after a BIOS update, and is obviously 2 cores more. It has almost identical specs to my current one either way.

Is this a decent upgrade for $170ish dollars? Or should I be waiting to fork out 500-700 dollars on SB or BD depending on benches/prices..

And do you see anything else that would hold back this processor in my build? I have a crappy HDD I know.. But is my RAM fine? It's pretty new.. But not that new.
post #2 of 9
Your cash would be better spent on a platform upgrade (AM3+/1155).
Waiting on X399
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I think it'd be better to save for a much better cpu; SB or BD
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I say upgrade to newer cpu,mobo,ram as well. Or find a used quad for sale, sometimes you can find a good combo ( mobo+cpu) for around a $100.
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post #5 of 9
That's a lot of money to spend on a very well aged processor.

May as well sell your other things and use that money that you were going to spend and go SB or 1366 XD

Sorry
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Save your money and try to upgrade to Sandy Bridge platform.
    
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post #7 of 9
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Well you guys have me convinced.

Bulldozer is supposedly coming out June 7th/9th and I'm still waiting for some dang reliable benchmarks.

And prices should drop for SB as well when BD finally comes out?
post #8 of 9
Umm probably not a lot. By the end of the summer prices will most likely have dropped.
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post #9 of 9
Can't believe no one recommended this... keep an eye on the OCN marketplace. I picked up a Q9550 through there, and will recoup some of the costs once I'm done tinkering with my old E8400 under my new water cooling setup.

How much would a Q8400 go for used? 120-130 bucks? Sell your chip, recoup half the money. Fairly cheap upgrade in the meantime, don'tcha think?

EDIT: Already sold but just an example... http://www.overclock.net/main-compon...00-lapped.html
Edited by DaClownie - 5/27/11 at 2:26am
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