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Ive been out of the loop for a few years for the MOST part. Ive had my q9650 @ 4.2 for the past few years and had a gtx 260 core 216 for that time as well. Recently got a GTX 570 since I knew i needed to do a little updating, very pleased with it I must say. With BF3 coming out, and it going to be really the only main game im interested in playing from whats coming up, im curious to if my CPU will be a bottleneck at all. My main reasoning, is checking ebay, Q9650's are still going for quite a decent penny (some more than a I5 2500K) and i think if i really needed to upgrade, now would be the time before it depreciates any more. I haven't truly kept up with hardware vs hardware comparisons to truly know for sure, so I figured I might ask before I waste my time with doing it / not doing it, since it involves selling the majority of my system before buying the new hardware, dont wanna go in a hole.




Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 20
I'd say it might be a bottle neck. I'll be upgrading to an i7 2600k soon because of that same reason.
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get i5 2500k man, great speed and oc for bugets!
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post #4 of 20
You don't have a bottleneck, my old Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz (1800 fsb) can handle a GTX 480 and get plenty of fps in BC2, and with your overclock I doubt you'll have any issues in BF3 with a 570. If you want to sell your system go for it, you'll enjoy the upgrade if you do, but there mat be hassle in parting it out.
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You're making a bad decision to keep your Q9550 and motherboard. Your cpu still sells for very close to the same price as a brand new 2500k in the US. You can sell your motherboard and ram and buy new without spending much at all if you look around. Even the cheapest motherboard on Earth would allow your 2500k to lay waste to a Q9550 and you can make it happen for $30 or so if you want to. As an example, I bought one of my MSI motherboards for my 2500k for $50 on Ebay. I'm telling you, your Q9550 is ridiculously overpriced on the used market here in the US. Sell it and take advantage of that fact.
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post #6 of 20
Your Q9650 should be fine to handle GTX 570. Especially he is running at 4.2 GHz. Upgrading to Core i5 2500K might give you performance boost but remember that you must purchase new motherboard and DDR3 Memory as well.
If you use your PC mainly for game, the upgrade is not worth.
Save your penny until Ivy Bridge come.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bima Sylirian View Post
remember that you must purchase new motherboard and DDR3 Memory as well.
If you use your PC mainly for game, the upgrade is not worth.
Save your penny until Ivy Bridge come.
His ram will sell for the same price as buying a new DDR3 kit. I paid $20 for mine shipped. His motherboard will sell for a high enough price to replace it with a new one if he buys used. This upgrade doesn't have to cost him anything and you're telling him not to do it?
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post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
You're making a bad decision to keep your Q9650 and motherboard. Your cpu still sells for very close to the same price as a brand new 2500k in the US. You can sell your motherboard and ram and buy new without spending much at all if you look around. Even the cheapest motherboard on Earth would allow your 2500k to lay waste to a Q9650 and you can make it happen for $30 or so if you want to. As an example, I bought one of my MSI motherboards for my 2500k for $50 on Ebay. I'm telling you, your Q9650 is ridiculously overpriced on the used market here in the US. Sell it and take advantage of that fact.
Fixed.
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Fixed.
Those sell for even more than Q9550
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post #10 of 20
If they still sold em new on the egg they go for $300+.
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