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I have been outta the game for awhile. Basically since i got done with college. Im wanting to bump up my performance some what but could use some help.

I know first things first everyone is going to tell me to do a new system. But honestly its not in the cards right now. I can find some used parts to pump my system up a little bit then great.

Im looking for a Q9550, Q9650 processor. This should help with gaming some. My current CPU is the bottle neck when playing COD Ghosts i think right now.

That and i only have 4gb of ram and it requires 6gb... No idea why it needs so much.

So i want to know what 8gb kit should i get? Do i stick with the 1066mhz ram? Is there another option?
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post #2 of 13
Better buy an i5 2500k with a cheap p67 motherboard 8gb 1600mhz and hold untill you get 250usd for a video card ,this id you play at 1200p,if you play above or at 1080p wait for kaveri and do cfx with a hd 7770
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I have been outta the game for awhile. Basically since i got done with college. Im wanting to bump up my performance some what but could use some help.

I know first things first everyone is going to tell me to do a new system. But honestly its not in the cards right now. I can find some used parts to pump my system up a little bit then great.

Im looking for a Q9550, Q9650 processor. This should help with gaming some. My current CPU is the bottle neck when playing COD Ghosts i think right now.

That and i only have 4gb of ram and it requires 6gb... No idea why it needs so much.

So i want to know what 8gb kit should i get? Do i stick with the 1066mhz ram? Is there another option?

Like poster above said, since you're gonna pay for new RAM anyway you may aswell dump the LGA775 platform and get a much faster LGA1155 CPU for gaming. A lot of people have many good things to day about the 2500k, however they're about 2 generations old, so you're more than likely to find a second hand one quite easily, and even a brand new H61 or B75 motherboard for <$80 plus the new RAM.
The gaming performance would be heaps better on a 2500k than grabbing one of the better Core2Quads.
   
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I get that i would be better off buying new Mobo, but its not in the cards at this time. I can get a Q9550 or Q9650 for around $100 i think. This should help with my gaming. COD Ghosts is maxing out my processor. Cant believe it, but it is. I know the E8400 is very old now, but man it was fast when it came out and played a lot of graphic intensive games without issue. Ghosts doesnt seem to have any better graphics than past games, but man does suck the CPU down.


Im also hoping to pick up another 4gb of GSkill memory for $50 or so. So that puts me a $150 total for a decent upgrade.

how much you thinking it would cost me to get a newer style used processor/mobo/ram?
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post #5 of 13
For 125/135usd ou buy an i5 2500k which outperforms by far a q9650 and overpriced ddr2 is wasre of money when 8gb ddr3 costs 55usd
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So $180 for ram/cpu. Then a mobo, and i will have to have another PSU right/ Or will the LGA775 style PSU work with it?
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post #7 of 13
I can't say much for the RAM or CPU, but I'm sure you could find a used p67 for no more than $15-20 for one with minimal features, all you really want it is for overclocking the i5 anyways.

i5 is also very popular so I doubt you'd have trouble finding one for a decent price, $80 perhaps? If it was about 3 - 4 years old I'd sell for $$40-50, so I guess asking for how old it is will let you get it for cheaper.

As for the RAM, I couldn't say. Again, I'm not sure about the prices here but that's my educated guess.
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post #8 of 13
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So $180 for ram/cpu. Then a mobo, and i will have to have another PSU right/ Or will the LGA775 style PSU work with it?

If it has 4+4pins on the psu it will work
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So the new mobo doesnt need the big long plug that the old ones do?
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So the new mobo doesnt need the big long plug that the old ones do?
Which one?
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