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Q9550 to i5 750 worthwhile upgrade?

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I found a cheap i5 system on Craigslist that I am considering buying for parts. System has an i5 750 with a P55A-UD3 (not the best P55 board) and 4GB XMS3 DDR3.

Would the CPU/MB/RAM combo be a worthwhile upgrade for my sig rig?

What kind of OC can I expect to see on the i5?
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You are better off with 2500K
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You are better off with 2500K
that wasnt at all the question....
    
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it would be an upgrade for you, but, why not jump straight to its predecessor? SB
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I know that 2500K is a better CPU. I don't have the money to nor do I want to spend an arm and a leg to upgrade to the latest-and-greatest hardware.

I am asking if CPU/MB/RAM combo in the OP is a worthwhile upgrade.
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Would the CPU/MB/RAM combo be a worthwhile upgrade for my sig rig?

What kind of OC can I expect to see on the i5?
No it would not be worth it..

Ci5 OC is on pair with your C2Q`s OC..

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What he said^^
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post #8 of 26
I guess it would be worth it, you would probably break even if you are going to be selling your parts.

i5 750 @ 4ghz is like a q9650 @ 4.5ghz or more.

if you find a good a chip you can pull of like .. 4.3/4.4 on air easy.
Edited by freakb18c1 - 1/11/11 at 12:40pm
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I would use the Q9 specially considering they cost 300 bucks i'd the moneys worth out of it and use it.
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post #10 of 26
i agree with kingt . i finally got my rig 4ghz stable am running prime as we speak and when i last did my 3dmark 06 i killed it with a 29708 score. i am competeing with i7's i see no need to leave the 775 platform.. when the next huge tech break comes in a year or so i will consider it more but as of now chasing all the intel upgrades with all the differnet sockets, i will hold off.

!long live and love long the q9550 /775 platform!
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