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Hello !

Altough my pc is currently doing everything i want, im soon gonna be a student in 3d animation, and i guess im gonna need a lot of horsepower.

So i was thinking of buying a q9550 and maybe adding some ram. But at this point, is it really worth it ?

Should i sell my current system for around 700$ and build a completely new one ?

Is it really necessary to upgrade or should i just wait ?


Thanks for your wisdom OCN !
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I would personally just add the ram and processor, the Q9550 overclocks well, and the i7's are probably going to be updated within the next several months I would imagine (sandy bridge processors)
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thing is ddr2 and 19550 are so overpriced now
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