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post #11 of 22
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post #12 of 22
Of course man,
The Q8400 is a horrible CPU.

Its crippling my 5850.
Ironically, Im also getting a Q9650.

We'll see how it turns out.
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by Tong View Post
Of course man,
The Q8400 is a horrible CPU.

Its crippling my 5850.
Ironically, Im also getting a Q9650.

We'll see how it turns out.
But your problem is you're at 3.0. He's at 3.7 with his. From 3.7 to 4.0 you'll see some gains but nothing major. You've got a 570 on it, so I'm guessing you're gaming at high res already?

I'd save for Sandy Bridge instead and make the major platform shift.

PS good work getting a Q8400 to 3.7!
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post #14 of 22
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But your problem is you're at 3.0. He's at 3.7 with his. From 3.7 to 4.0 you'll see some gains but nothing major. You've got a 570 on it, so I'm guessing you're gaming at high res already?

I'd save for Sandy Bridge instead and make the major platform shift.

PS good work getting a Q8400 to 3.7!


There is no need for sandy bridge.



a q9xxx, e8xxx are still very capable CPU's.
post #15 of 22
My upgrade from a Q9300 to a Q9550 was absolutely phenomenal.

Don't look at my sig, because that OC is the baseline if anything. Going to push eventually, just getting all the pieces in place so I can. If the price is right I say go for it.
post #16 of 22
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There is no need for sandy bridge.

a q9xxx, e8xxx are still very capable CPU's.
No need to tell me, look at my PC list. I've got other 775s on top of those.

The truth is, an overclocked Sandy will be a major all-around bump to warrant moving on from 775. I'm already planning on it. And 775 stuff is still worth something to sell right now.
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post #17 of 22
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No need to tell me, look at my PC list. I've got other 775s on top of those.

The truth is, an overclocked Sandy will be a major all-around bump to warrant moving on from 775. I'm already planning on it. And 775 stuff is still worth something to sell right now.


Not big enough for me.




thats what she said.
post #18 of 22
It is an upgrade but I would keep it if that guy asks for $250 especially 8400 at 3.7.
post #19 of 22
go for the 2500k? its only 210 dollars
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post #20 of 22
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Not big enough for me.

.
Yea I hear ya. I really don't have a physical need for more speed out of my sig rig but a 5.0 Sandy would kick it's ass up and down the block.

A bigger debate would be to instead spend the money towards an OCZ ibis.
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