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Originally Posted by mlb07uk View Post
its same old thing, you buy the best thing 6 months later something else is out which kills your "best thing"...i wish they would just sell cpus then say ok thats it now for 2 years, or even longer! c'est le ve though!
Then don't buy the best thing--but a mid-range, good overclocker, and it'll keep you going through the new tech releases--do that each time a new tech release is made, you're like 1/2 a step behind the new tech releases, yet your rig is realistically plenty fast enough. I never upgrade to new tech when it's released.

I'd say no, don't bother. Is your rig slow for what you do? If not, then why upgrade? The core i7 isn't going anywhere--when your rig reaches the point that it isn't quite fast enough for what you want to do, i7 will still be there, and hopefully it will have pushed the prices of the core 2 45nm quads down, and you can just upgrade to one of those without having to get a new mobo and RAM. I know there are differences between the i7 and core 2 quads, but effectively, you're not really getting THAT much more performance given the tasks people require. Yes, i7 is faster clock-for-clock in some apps, but worth the price of a new cpu, motherboard, and RAM? I can't see how it is THAT fast...

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Originally Posted by GSingh View Post
mlb07uk lol. your location: "england, UK"
Why is that funny? I don't get it. The country of england is in the UK (along with a lot of other countries...). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom#Geography
Edited by guyladouche - 12/14/08 at 10:37am
    
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