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Hmm, thats basically what i was getting at really I guess. Selling on OCN for ebay prices wouldnt quite fly im sure though, but almost all of the Q9650's on ebay are still jacked way up. This one clocks very well too (im at i believe 1.320 for 4.2 stable IIRC)



I just hate dealing with ebay lol




I would get it all up and posted for sale but bf3 releases tuesday haha. Gotta atleast get a little game time on it before I make the move I guess. I was just wondering mainly for the time being if it would be a bottleneck, since i know i need to take the oppurtunity to not lose money on the combo, its rare that that is able to happen.



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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.




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Now for BF3 a Q9550 @ 3.4GHz would be enough as that game is more GPU intensive (something like Crysis 2)..

Now check out my testing in Crysis 2 at three different CPU speed (2.8GHz, 3.4GHz and 3.9GHz) and you'll see that CPU is playing a 2nd role here as GPU is doing most of the work..

Even @ 3.4GHz a CPU bottleneck is 99% eliminated (and this is OC'd GTX480 (which is faster than stock GTX580) and you have yours Q9650 @ over 4GHz so you do the math..

Testings were done on GTX480 @ 831/1025MHz and 1280 x 1024 resolution to make test very CPU intensive!!


Q9550 @ 2.8GHz and RAM @ 1066MHz (CL7)

Average FPS - 74






Q9550 @ 3.4GHz and RAM @ 1600MHz (CL9)

Average FPS - 77






Q9550 @ 3.9GHz and RAM @ 1224MHz (CL7)

Average FPS - 78.4






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Your rig is fine. You're about the same as my sig rig, of course everyone with an SB is going to say you're bottlenecked, but if your framerates are fine, the fact is you're not bottlenecked.

The main consideration here is that your CPU/MOBO are still worth good money, and that won't last forever. From a money standpoint, this is a good time to upgrade.

I'm thinking to go 2600K in the next month or so, but only because I can get $$ for the parts I have, or trickle it down to upgrade other PCs I have.
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Keep the CPU there's absolutely no bottleneck. And if you wanna upgrade, keep it, frame it up and put it on a wall. And you could probably sell it as a working antique in the future for thousands.
    
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The main consideration here is that your CPU/MOBO are still worth good money, and that won't last forever. From a money standpoint, this is a good time to upgrade.
True. I put the Q9650 on ebay starting at 150 BIN @ 300 just to see what happened. Got 10 watchers, 4 days left, and already the 150 bid met. After doing the figuring, if anything i'll spend 20-40 bucks in the upgrade which I feel is far worth it, considering if i wait around eventually the q9650 will be worth what a q6600 is now.
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True. I put the Q9650 on ebay starting at 150 BIN @ 300 just to see what happened. Got 10 watchers, 4 days left, and already the 150 bid met. After doing the figuring, if anything i'll spend 20-40 bucks in the upgrade which I feel is far worth it, considering if i wait around eventually the q9650 will be worth what a q6600 is now.
Told ya I'd actually lower the BIN to $220 and you'll probably get it. I highly doubt you'll get the Hail Mary you're looking for at $300 lol
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lol

Bids are already up to $235 with 8 hours left. my RAM is at 30 with a few days left and the motherboard has a ton of watchers with 4 days left. Tons of watchers on the CPU still as well. I felt safe going ahead and ordering my new hardware tongue.gif lol



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Yea they'll eat that stuff up on ebay.
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I had a Q9650 at 4.0Ghz with the gtx480 in my sig. BF3 wasn't out yet, but it handled or crushed everything I played with the exception of Metro 2033. Upgraded to the rig listed and rebenched all my games - biggest difference was minimum frame rates went way up.
I am in the process of selling my stuff while it has real value like scc44672 states.
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The CPU sold for $255 shipped. Get that thing on ebay fan o water.
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