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i7 990x vs qx9750 (Updated)

post #1 of 10
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I currently have a QX9750 clocked at 4.2 ghz (sig rig). I found out today I can get an i5 660 through intel's employee loaner chip program right now and I'm wondering if I'll see a performance increase. Basically do you guys think it would be worth the $ to upgrade my mobo and ram to put in the 660 or should I stay with the QX for a while and upgrade later?

Just found out today that Soon I may be able to get an i7 990X through the loaner program. Do you guys think that would be a worthwile upgrade to my current sig rig?
Edited by BigJeebz - 1/18/11 at 1:20pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 990x ASUS P6X58D-E EVGA GTX 470 SLI G. Skill (3x2gb) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Intel SSD MCR 320 +MCR 220 W7 Dell 24" 
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HX1050 800D 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 990x ASUS P6X58D-E EVGA GTX 470 SLI G. Skill (3x2gb) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Intel SSD MCR 320 +MCR 220 W7 Dell 24" 
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post #2 of 10
Stick with your chip 4 cores are better than 2 cores with hyper-threading.
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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MouseAudioAudioOther
Mionix Avior Swan M10 Philips Fidelio X1 Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2720QM Logic Board Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD 6750M 1gb Crucial 16GB 1333MHZ 
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750gb Hitachi 5400rpm 8x double-layer SuperDrive OS x 10.7.4 15.4" LED-backlit glossy widescreen display 144... 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M550 256GB HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5-Inch 1TB 7200 RPM Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2730Z Cooler Master Quickfire Pro Unbranded (Tenkeyless) SeaSonic SG12 550W Fractal Design Define S 
MouseAudioAudioOther
Mionix Avior Swan M10 Philips Fidelio X1 Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB 
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Intel Core i7-2720QM Logic Board Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD 6750M 1gb Crucial 16GB 1333MHZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
750gb Hitachi 5400rpm 8x double-layer SuperDrive OS x 10.7.4 15.4" LED-backlit glossy widescreen display 144... 
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Apple Keyboard Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter 2011 Unibody Magic Trackpad 
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post #3 of 10
Keep the QX9750. It may be old but its a great chip.
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Intel 530 Series 180GB Seagates HP SATA DVD-RW Cooler Master V6-GT 
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post #4 of 10
nonono you got a really really strong processor about as strong as a I7 920...

your processor is way stronger then i5 650...
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
crucial mx100 256GB 3x1TB WD black rasa block + 2xGTX360 rad's + 2EK waterblocks DELL P2414H 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
corsair 1200AX HAF stacker G400,Performance MX, Roccat Kone XTD beyerdynamic DT 770M 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel core i7 920 gigabyte x58 extreme integrated water cooling nvidia gtx285 2GB 3x2GB Kingston 1333mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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post #5 of 10
stick with your cpu its still a beast;)
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post #6 of 10
id stay with the QX9750 it can still hold its own smile.gif
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[5x western digital blacks 640gb 64mb in raid 0] [sony blueraydrive/sony dvdrw drive] [Windows 7 Ultimate x64] [ dell UltraSharpU2311H widescreen 1080p lcd ] 
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post #7 of 10
Qx9750 anyday,sold my qx9650 2 months ago and it was still a beast when i sold it.

I dont really see much difference in day to day use between the qx9650 i had and the i7 930 i have now,its just benchmarks that show the difference.
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Sammie Dvd rw Windows 7 64Bit HZ281HPB 1200p / HP IPS 1080p / Samsung Syncmas... Qpad MK80 (Blue switch), SteelSeries 7G (Cherry... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
HX1000 CM-Stacker 832 Flipped Naos 3200,G5,G400,G400s, G300, Kone+ Razor Destructor and Steelseries Qck 
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post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Alright thanks, I'll definitely keep it!
Round Two
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 990x ASUS P6X58D-E EVGA GTX 470 SLI G. Skill (3x2gb) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Intel SSD MCR 320 +MCR 220 W7 Dell 24" 
PowerCase
HX1050 800D 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 990x ASUS P6X58D-E EVGA GTX 470 SLI G. Skill (3x2gb) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Intel SSD MCR 320 +MCR 220 W7 Dell 24" 
PowerCase
HX1050 800D 
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post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
bump for new question.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 990x ASUS P6X58D-E EVGA GTX 470 SLI G. Skill (3x2gb) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Intel SSD MCR 320 +MCR 220 W7 Dell 24" 
PowerCase
HX1050 800D 
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Round Two
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 990x ASUS P6X58D-E EVGA GTX 470 SLI G. Skill (3x2gb) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Intel SSD MCR 320 +MCR 220 W7 Dell 24" 
PowerCase
HX1050 800D 
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post #10 of 10
About new question, yes it's worth it. 990x = 6 cores, 12 threads. you should see a difference from your QX9750.
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AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE @ 3.8Ghz ASUS 89GTDPRO/USB3 ASUS GTX460 DirectCU Top (768MB) @ 825/1650/1895 4GB Ripjaws DDR3 @ 1500 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, Seagate Freeagent 1TB ASUS 24x SATA Windows 7 64 bit ASUS VE198T @1440x900 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft 3000 Corsair TX650 Cooler Master Scout Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000 
Mouse Pad
Dragonball Z mousepad 
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AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE @ 3.8Ghz ASUS 89GTDPRO/USB3 ASUS GTX460 DirectCU Top (768MB) @ 825/1650/1895 4GB Ripjaws DDR3 @ 1500 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, Seagate Freeagent 1TB ASUS 24x SATA Windows 7 64 bit ASUS VE198T @1440x900 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft 3000 Corsair TX650 Cooler Master Scout Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000 
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