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Hey guys, im torn between weather or not it would be worth upgrading my system. I basically just play games. My q9450 is at 3.6ghz. Will i notice an increase in anything?
post #2 of 29
I'd wait for Ivy bridge if all you do is game...my q6600 at 3.7ghz still gets me 60+ fps in everything I play...so no upgrade for me yet
    
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your just upgrading to smarter technology e.g: smarter cores, more cache etc.
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But isn't ivy bridge supposed to replace the current 1366 socket, which means its going to cost a ton to get. Where as sandy bridge is plenty fast and pretty future proof, not to mentions it doesn't cost an arm and a leg to buy.
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Originally Posted by Danman1280;11997513 
But isn't ivy bridge supposed to replace the current 1366 socket, which means its going to cost a ton to get. Where as sandy bridge is plenty fast and pretty future proof, not to mentions it doesn't cost an arm and a leg to buy.

save your moneyzz $$$$$
post #6 of 29
i would wait maybe what amd has coming will SPANK this and it will be worth the wait.
    
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Originally Posted by microman;11997557 
i would wait maybe what amd has coming will SPANK this and it will be worth the wait.

uhhhhhhhh thats not what the rumors say lol
    
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then scratch that comment!
    
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I'm contemplating the same thing,I but I do run multiple apps & such at the same-time plus gaming.So if I'm not going to see that much of an improvement I might just hold off,and just upgrade the gfx's card.
 
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post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by reezin14;11997629 
I'm contemplating the same thing,I but I do run multiple apps & such at the same-time plus gaming.So if I'm not going to see that much of an improvement I might just hold off,and just upgrade the gfx's card.

Hold off for now...gaming won't be worth the $$$$$$$$ investment vs gains
    
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