Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Q9550 or i7?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Q9550 or i7?

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
So i'm about ready to build a new rig and not sure if i should step up to the i7. As of right now i have a rampage formula X48 board and everything stated below. I'm planning on getting a 4870X2 and a new power supply. If i upgrade i would need a new board and RAM. Is it worth it? Q9550 or i7920? Suggestions ?
The Real Toasty
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q9550 (472x8.5) 4ghz ASUS Rampage Formula Diamond 4870x2 2gb 4GB Crucial Ballistix Tracers 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD500gb 32mb Raid 0 Windows 7 U 64bit Samsung T260 Corsair 1000HX 
CaseMouse
TT Armor Roccat Kone 
  hide details  
Reply
The Real Toasty
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q9550 (472x8.5) 4ghz ASUS Rampage Formula Diamond 4870x2 2gb 4GB Crucial Ballistix Tracers 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD500gb 32mb Raid 0 Windows 7 U 64bit Samsung T260 Corsair 1000HX 
CaseMouse
TT Armor Roccat Kone 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 20
budget. how much do you have to spend? if only a few hundred than stick with the q9550 if you want to completely start over and spend about 1000 then get the i7
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e8400 DFI p35 darkness everybody! 8800gts (g92) 4GB G.Skill DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
seagate es.2 250gb asus 20x dvd/r vista sceptre x22 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
corsair 550vx CM690 mx518 ratpadz 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e8400 DFI p35 darkness everybody! 8800gts (g92) 4GB G.Skill DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
seagate es.2 250gb asus 20x dvd/r vista sceptre x22 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
corsair 550vx CM690 mx518 ratpadz 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 20
Go with the Q9550 E0 since you already have a proven kickass board for it. And your HX 620 can run a 4870X2.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo P7550 2.26GHz Intel GM45 Chipset GeForce GT240M GT 1GB 2x2GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD 500GB Windows Vista SP1 15.6" LED Backlit Display 6-Cell Li-Ion 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo P7550 2.26GHz Intel GM45 Chipset GeForce GT240M GT 1GB 2x2GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD 500GB Windows Vista SP1 15.6" LED Backlit Display 6-Cell Li-Ion 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 20
From everything I've heard, get the core i7 920 and you won't be dissappointed. It'll probablly be a $900 upgrade overall, but a 4870x2 would also give you a huge boast in performance. So if you can do both, then I would...but if not I would still go with the core i7.
Gaming PC / HTPC
(17 items)
 
Bedroom PC
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 7700k Asus Prime Z270-A GB Auros-X 1080 Ti G-Skill (2x8gb) 3000mhz  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 850 Western Digital 5900rpm Seagate 7200rpm LG 22x DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NH-D14 Win 10 x64 Pro LG 55" 4k B6 OLED Microsoft Desktop 400 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 V2 NZXT Source 210 Microsoft Desktop 400 Black 
Audio
Custom Surround 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2120T Biostar H61MH Intel HD 2000 G-Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Evo 128gb Asus 24x DVD Burner Stock Win 10 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 40" 1080p HP Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Silverstone 400W ST40F-ES Silverstone ML03B 
Other
Linksys WMP600N Wireless Card 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming PC / HTPC
(17 items)
 
Bedroom PC
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 7700k Asus Prime Z270-A GB Auros-X 1080 Ti G-Skill (2x8gb) 3000mhz  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 850 Western Digital 5900rpm Seagate 7200rpm LG 22x DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NH-D14 Win 10 x64 Pro LG 55" 4k B6 OLED Microsoft Desktop 400 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 V2 NZXT Source 210 Microsoft Desktop 400 Black 
Audio
Custom Surround 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2120T Biostar H61MH Intel HD 2000 G-Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Evo 128gb Asus 24x DVD Burner Stock Win 10 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 40" 1080p HP Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Silverstone 400W ST40F-ES Silverstone ML03B 
Other
Linksys WMP600N Wireless Card 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by whitefro View Post
budget. how much do you have to spend? if only a few hundred than stick with the q9550 if you want to completely start over and spend about 1000 then get the i7
I can spend 1000 but the huge question is it really worth it? Is the performace that much better? Cause if it is i don't mind
The Real Toasty
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q9550 (472x8.5) 4ghz ASUS Rampage Formula Diamond 4870x2 2gb 4GB Crucial Ballistix Tracers 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD500gb 32mb Raid 0 Windows 7 U 64bit Samsung T260 Corsair 1000HX 
CaseMouse
TT Armor Roccat Kone 
  hide details  
Reply
The Real Toasty
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q9550 (472x8.5) 4ghz ASUS Rampage Formula Diamond 4870x2 2gb 4GB Crucial Ballistix Tracers 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD500gb 32mb Raid 0 Windows 7 U 64bit Samsung T260 Corsair 1000HX 
CaseMouse
TT Armor Roccat Kone 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brythe View Post
Go with the Q9550 E0 since you already have a proven kickass board for it. And your HX 620 can run a 4870X2.
I heard it does but its like boarder line pushing it. I'll also have 3 hard drives (raid 0 and extra) a new quad and like 8 fans. Would that work?
The Real Toasty
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q9550 (472x8.5) 4ghz ASUS Rampage Formula Diamond 4870x2 2gb 4GB Crucial Ballistix Tracers 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD500gb 32mb Raid 0 Windows 7 U 64bit Samsung T260 Corsair 1000HX 
CaseMouse
TT Armor Roccat Kone 
  hide details  
Reply
The Real Toasty
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q9550 (472x8.5) 4ghz ASUS Rampage Formula Diamond 4870x2 2gb 4GB Crucial Ballistix Tracers 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD500gb 32mb Raid 0 Windows 7 U 64bit Samsung T260 Corsair 1000HX 
CaseMouse
TT Armor Roccat Kone 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 20
Think about it like this, you know you will want to go i7 eventually so you might as well go now. The chip itself is not that expensive and the motherboards are a little high but mostly its the RAM that is gonna cost you so much. In the long run its worth it to go ahead and get it because it will keep you from having to step up again sooner when you get the itch to upgrade. i7 also way outperforms the 9550 clock for clock.
Renderman
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 4ghz (3.8 24/7) ASUS P6T EVGA 55nm GTX 260 (756/1530/1140) 6gb GSkill DDR3 1600 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux x64 26" Asus + 22" Acer Corsair TX850W LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech My desk 
  hide details  
Reply
Renderman
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 4ghz (3.8 24/7) ASUS P6T EVGA 55nm GTX 260 (756/1530/1140) 6gb GSkill DDR3 1600 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux x64 26" Asus + 22" Acer Corsair TX850W LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech My desk 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 20
If you want to run CrossFire or SLI then the Core i7 (more accurately the X58) will definitely improve your performance. But if you only have one 4870x2 and no plans to get another, then you can get by just fine with the Q9550.
Underground
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 C0 ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution GTX 460 TR3X6G1600C8D 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD1001FALS SAMSUNG SH-S223F 22X DVD MULTI Corsair H50 Fedora 16 KDE x86_64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP w19b Microsoft Comfort Curve Corsair CX600 Thermaltake Armor VA8003BWS 
MouseMouse Pad
Razer DeathAdder Black 
  hide details  
Reply
Underground
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 C0 ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution GTX 460 TR3X6G1600C8D 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD1001FALS SAMSUNG SH-S223F 22X DVD MULTI Corsair H50 Fedora 16 KDE x86_64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP w19b Microsoft Comfort Curve Corsair CX600 Thermaltake Armor VA8003BWS 
MouseMouse Pad
Razer DeathAdder Black 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brythe View Post
Go with the Q9550 E0 since you already have a proven kickass board for it. And your HX 620 can run a 4870X2.
Domt make me laugh. The 680i cant support 45nm Quads.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 Asus Sabertooth x58 Inno3D GTX580 Patriot Viper Sector 7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 64Gb M4, WD Black 1TB, 640GB, WD Green 1TB, ... LG 7 x64 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Sidewinder X6 1000w Silverstone TJ07 Saitek Rat 9 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 950 Asus Sabertooth x58 Inno3D GTX580 Patriot Viper Sector 7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 64Gb M4, WD Black 1TB, 640GB, WD Green 1TB, ... LG 7 x64 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Sidewinder X6 1000w Silverstone TJ07 Saitek Rat 9 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Asce View Post
Domt make me laugh. The 680i cant support 45nm Quads.
Dude read the OP. He said he has a Rampage Formula (X48).....
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K gigabyte z68x-ud3h-b3 2 x Sapphire 6950 (unlocked to 6970) 12Gb Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSCase
Intel X25 SSD, 6TB WD Greens Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Soldam Windy Alcadia FX2000R SOJ 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K gigabyte z68x-ud3h-b3 2 x Sapphire 6950 (unlocked to 6970) 12Gb Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSCase
Intel X25 SSD, 6TB WD Greens Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Soldam Windy Alcadia FX2000R SOJ 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Q9550 or i7?