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Well, because im poor i pretty much don't like doing full system upgrades unless completely Necessary

Would it be better to just find a cheap Q9550 in the near future instead of having the hassle of buying a new board, Ram, CPU etc..

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In my opinion, yeah, that would be a better option. The Q9550 is still a very nice CPU and, when overclocked, can beat a Phenom II X4 and perform on par with an i7-7xx.

You have a decent motherboard which should be able to take the Q9550 very near its full potential, and the same with your RAM.

Oh, and by the way, you need to add some [img] tags to the banner in your signature
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Ah thanks for the reply!, I was just thinking about it and had to make sure because my E5200 dualie is a bottleneck at the moment.

I'v had a great experiance with the P45 platinum, people are complaining that its useless for overclocking but i beg to differ. plus i have a modified BIOS which seems best for overclocking.

And thanks for the tip about the sig, iv always wondered why it never came up properly.

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Just get the CPU, yeah.
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I don't see how anyone can say that motherboard's not good for overclocking when you've got your CPU from 2.5GHz to 4.0GHz.

Yeah, personally if I were to look at your rig without having read this thread, the most logical upgrade would be a Q9x50, followed by an SSD, most likely.
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I don't think we're out of the quad core age. The q9550 is still a really good and cost sensitive decision, and won't bottleneck any of your parts. Most games don't take full advantage of quad core, so you'll be fine for a while.
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I don't see how anyone can say that motherboard's not good for overclocking when you've got your CPU from 2.5GHz to 4.0GHz.

Yeah, personally if I were to look at your rig without having read this thread, the most logical upgrade would be a Q9x50, followed by an SSD, most likely.
Iv actually had it at 4.4 benchmark stable but failed Intel burn test, got 19K on vantage though

and yeah the SSD is also a definite upgrade.

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I don't think we're out of the quad core age. The q9550 is still a really good and cost sensitive decision, and won't bottleneck any of your parts. Most games don't take full advantage of quad core, so you'll be fine for a while.
Thats my reason for only wanting to upgrade processor, instead of a full platform upgrade


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