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Chief will be using 775 until his evga motherboard takes a dump. lol

Get the quad core, brah. cool.gif
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post #12 of 31
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A qx6850 or a core 2 x6800.


Which should I go for




Now before anyone says 'get sandybridge'

no...
How much will you be paying for the QX6850? When I wanted to move to a quad core, it was cheaper for me to sell my 775 dual core + motherboard and move to an AMD quad than it was for me just to buy a Q9550. My switch cost me a total of $40, so it was a no brainer. If you can somehow find a super cheap QX6850 for like $100, then go for it. If not, sell your mb + cpu and get an AMD 955 + mb. The switch should cost you next to nothing.
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Quad core FTW..

CHEERS..
     
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post #14 of 31
Well get the quadcore (between the two choices)...
But the whole point of an upgrade is to make your PC more futureproof, and LGA 775 is completely dead.

The only "active" Intel socket is 1155. So if you want a real upgrade go Sandy Bridge. Besides, 1155 will probably last 2+ years since even the 22mm Ivy Bridge will use it, so it is a good investment.

So unless you plan on waiting to get Haswell in 2013 and no Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge upgrades before that, go 1155. Because now's the best time to make a 1155 investment.
Edited by born2bwild - 1/22/11 at 9:12am
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QX9550 or Sandy Bridge.
    
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post #16 of 31
No point. An e8400 at 4ghz is nice enough to stay on until the next platform, whether you choose Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, or BULLDOZAH. Extreme editions are overpriced. If you actually wanted to stay in your socket and upgrade (not worth it IMO) then get a q9550 used.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hfcobra View Post
QX6850 of course, but i would recommend going.......SANDY BRIDGE

No sandy bridge..

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr OCN View Post
the qx6850 anyday.
4 cores/ 3Ghz

The x6800 only has 2 cores and 2.93Ghz
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ipwnnubletz View Post
I recommend you to go Sandy Bridge
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dalamar View Post
LGA775 is dead, get a real socket. --;

+1 Sandy Bridge suggestion
Screw sandy vag

Quote:
Originally Posted by Haseo461x View Post
qx6850
thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by rocstar96 View Post
Youre wrong, Socket 775 has a bigger market share than your sandy balls
haha!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Voltage_Drop View Post
This is OCN fella's and how are you gonna hate on Intel when you are using Intel The sole purpose of this site is to get the most out of your hardware. The man said which one of the chips, not Sandy bridge. I personally dont want Sandy bridge because I am not a follower to mainstream(hence the 1156 socket), and you dont need high price components when you've got OC skillz!. Sandy Bridge sounds like some english brothel.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
Chief will be using 775 until his evga motherboard takes a dump. lol

Get the quad core, brah.

Sounds good lol

Quote:
Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
How much will you be paying for the QX6850? When I wanted to move to a quad core, it was cheaper for me to sell my 775 dual core + motherboard and move to an AMD quad than it was for me just to buy a Q9550. My switch cost me a total of $40, so it was a no brainer. If you can somehow find a super cheap QX6850 for like $100, then go for it. If not, sell your mb + cpu and get an AMD 955 + mb. The switch should cost you next to nothing.

Its 289 lol, but its an extreme chip. Might as well get a q9550 on here for that much.

Quote:
Originally Posted by born2bwild View Post
Well get the quadcore (between the two choices)...
But the whole point of an upgrade is to make your PC more futureproof, and LGA 775 is completely dead.

The only "active" Intel socket is 1155. So if you want a real upgrade go Sandy Bridge. Besides, 1155 will probably last 2+ years since even the 22mm Ivy Bridge will use it, so it is a good investment.

So unless you plan on waiting to get Haswell in 2013 and no Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge upgrades before that, go 1155. Because now's the best time to make a 1155 investment.


775 isnt dead when coming from a dual core




oh and I bought another 750i motherboard and it will be going into it, not my current rig.
post #18 of 31
LGA775 is still going strong.

Some one point out a game that romps a 775 Quad?

They can still easily power a 5850/5870 without a bottleneck
(which is HEAPS enough for games)

So why is the socket dead?, other than the fact you guys care more about epeen than "bang for buck"
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post #19 of 31
I would suggest dual hexacore xeons with a SR-2 MOBO.
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I would suggest dual hexacore xeons with a SR-2 MOBO.
i loled
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