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I'm still rocking my Socket 2011 PC. It's been running solid for 5 years now and still is. I've only upgraded my GPU back in December, bought a new CPU cooler because my old H70 died and a new PSU to sleeve all my cables. That's all.

There is really no point in upgrading to a z170 or X99 from a Socket 1150. It might be better to upgrade if you had a Socket 1366 or 1156.
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I'm still rocking my Socket 2011 PC. It's been running solid for 5 years now and still is. I've only upgraded my GPU back in December, bought a new CPU cooler because my old H70 died and a new PSU to sleeve all my cables. That's all.

There is really no point in upgrading to a z170 or X99 from a Socket 1150. It might be better to upgrade if you had a Socket 1366 or 1156.


Yea that was an awesome platform.. 32nm 3930k can take lot of voltage biggrin.gif while 22nm 3770k was not as good.

You can even get cheap 8 core xeon that perform pretty well for under 100$. biggrin.gif
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Yea that was an awesome platform.. 32nm 3930k can take lot of voltage biggrin.gif while 22nm 3770k was not as good.

You can even get cheap 8 core xeon that perform pretty well for under 100$. biggrin.gif

True. Still is an awesome platform. I've had a 3820 from the beginning but recently bought a 3930K for €140 off ebay.
I also have a Xeon E5-2670 lying around as a spare tongue.gif. Bought it for €50 on ebay aswell.
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True. Still is an awesome platform. I've had a 3820 from the beginning but recently bought a 3930K for €140 off ebay.
I also have a Xeon E5-2670 lying around as a spare tongue.gif. Bought it for €50 on ebay aswell.


Any idea of Passmark score that the e5 do? Im looking to have the score of every passmark performance test of that cpu. smile.gif
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Any idea of Passmark score that the e5 do? Im looking to have the score of every passmark performance test of that cpu. smile.gif

Around 12k-ish. Don't have any proof. As I forgot to save it.
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Around 12k-ish. Don't have any proof. As I forgot to save it.

Yea that passmark score. I wish i could get the integer and all the other part of it smile.gif Maybe someone here have one i just asked in thread
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Thanks to all for the comments...

My reasons for upgrade :
  • I'd like to design a more silent PC, and a recent mobo with full PWM everywhere would make it easier
  • I code, and I use a linux env inside a VM, so having 6 cores would allow me to do 2 cores VM while retaining all my nominal 4C for the rest
  • right now 99% of the games dont make use of 4C, but this is changing, and it should change with DX12 after games specifically done for it are released
  • I'm interested in PCIe SSD, so having a modern PCIe 4x m2 slot would be nice
  • 6 cores open absolutely all possibilitites in terms of usage (video encoding, etc...)

none require an upgrade, but provide an incentive for moving to a more recent platform.
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Thanks to all for the comments...

My reasons for upgrade :
  • I'd like to design a more silent PC, and a recent mobo with full PWM everywhere would make it easier
  • I code, and I use a linux env inside a VM, so having 6 cores would allow me to do 2 cores VM while retaining all my nominal 4C for the rest
  • right now 99% of the games dont make use of 4C, but this is changing, and it should change with DX12 after games specifically done for it are released
  • I'm interested in PCIe SSD, so having a modern PCIe 4x m2 slot would be nice
  • 6 cores open absolutely all possibilitites in terms of usage (video encoding, etc...)

none require an upgrade, but provide an incentive for moving to a more recent platform.



A vm can be set to high priority in windows or your game. That would help with the i7. smile.gif


a 6 core upgrade is not worth it.... a 8 core is but it cost too much currently.. Wait to see what amd zen performance will be
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What do you run on your VMs?
A couple VM with a i7 is all fine for me. If you want to game big with VM... might be cheaper just to build a crappy dedicated computer for that.
Heck I remember running 8 VMs at one time and playing hearthstone on the background with my 2600k!

You don't need to plug in all the fan PWM pin on your motherboard to have pwm control on all of them... With only a single PWM pin fan plugged in it's enough. What I did: plug a wire in a pwm slot and make contact with all PWM wire.
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Do what you want , but there is no such thing as "Future Proof" it's a term coined by illiterate millennial's.
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