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Replaced nothing, I got it purely for htpc. tongue.gif
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post #12 of 43
Went from an i5 750 to an i7 2600K, then back to a i7 920.

I miss my Sandy.
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post #13 of 43
I JUST switched from a Athlon x2 to a 2500k.

I plan on sticking with this until Haswell.
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post #14 of 43
I just upgraded at the very end of December, loving it so far, just need to get a cooler to overclock this beast biggrin.gif.


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Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post

OMG and I don't have one yet?????

Boogedy boogedy!!

While your overclock is definitely no slouch, coming from a Q9550 myself, I have a unique perspective on the upgrade. While I was only at 3.8ghz, this 2500k is faster at stock than the Q9550 was overclocked, just keep that in mind. Im betting with a very mild overclock to 4ghz on a 2500k, you will see better performance than your 4.3ghz Q9550, its just a faster architecture, its nice biggrin.gif
post #15 of 43
Happy Birthday to my beloved Sandy! heart.gif

I love my 2600K to death! I'm gonna be keeping this until the 2nd generation of the next iteration of CPUs (Intel's "tock"), so probably Haswell biggrin.gif
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post #16 of 43
I replaced my AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (2.0ghz) with the Sandy Bridge i7 2600K and it's been amazing the kind of performance boost I have.
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I'll stick with my 930 till as long as I can! <3
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post #18 of 43
I replaced my Q9650 with my i5 2500k. I got it this time last year, and im still in love with it.
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Quote:
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I just upgraded at the very end of December, loving it so far, just need to get a cooler to overclock this beast biggrin.gif.
While your overclock is definitely no slouch, coming from a Q9550 myself, I have a unique perspective on the upgrade. While I was only at 3.8ghz, this 2500k is faster at stock than the Q9550 was overclocked, just keep that in mind. Im betting with a very mild overclock to 4ghz on a 2500k, you will see better performance than your 4.3ghz Q9550, its just a faster architecture, its nice biggrin.gif

I plan on going straight to SB-E. I already know the difference in performance.

Since I have no probs running anything, I can happily skip the bus full of 2500K clone troopers.
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post #20 of 43
Yea my I7 is treating me very well, nice upgrade from a q9550 @ 3.3ghz.
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