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post #11 of 44
You won't notice a difference gaming, I didn't.

But there are plenty of synthetics out there that will turn bigger numbers, about the only way to see a difference is comparing 3dMark scores.

I still say go for it, newness good.
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post #12 of 44
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Originally Posted by mbudden;12193930 
If you say so.


I do typer.gif
post #13 of 44
Well, if not upgrading for the gaming performance, you should still consider the fact that there are more 1155 boards with features such as USB 3.0 and SATA3.
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PPD, rendering, encoding, and gaming. You should see a sizable gain.
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post #15 of 44
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Originally Posted by bluedevil;12192222 
Toying with the idea of upgrading with my tax return money. Looking at getting a pair of SATA III SSDs as well, depending on my budget.

So how far behind am I as far as performance is concerned?

I would say with the system you have now you dont need to change and wait for the prices of SB to drop and wait for more mobo options.

if u want to upgrade your rig get a 2nd card and maybe better case and monitor because with these upgrades u can still transfer them to a new build.
post #16 of 44
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Originally Posted by bluedevil;12193893 
Well the hardware would be:

1 SSD is enough. 2 SSDs do nothing for everyday use. (RAID 0 I suppose)
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post #17 of 44
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Originally Posted by bluedevil;12192564 
Worth $300 after I sell my current hardware?

It'll be the best $300 you ever spent. DO IT! biggrin.gif

I upgraded from a 4 GHz Core 2 Quad and I'm very pleased so far.
Edited by Sheyster - 1/29/11 at 11:56pm
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post #18 of 44
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Originally Posted by grunion;12194145 
You won't notice a difference gaming, I didn't.

Depends on what games your running to be honest. I saw my frames double when I upgraded from a phenom II X4 to a 2500k in starcraft 2.
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post #19 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by Behemoth777;12194948 
Depends on what games your running to be honest. I saw my frames double when I upgraded from a phenom II X4 to a 2500k in starcraft 2.
I can definitely see this happening seeing as how you went Deneb to Sandy Bridge, but the OP is sitting on a Q9550 (which is still very good), so the increase won't be as great me thinks.

I say save your money, and wait for the next best thing (if you can still wait). If you're itching for an upgrade, get an SSD!!
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post #20 of 44
Having a Q9450, I would just get the SSDs. A new CPU isn't needed for games at least. I would wait for the 22nm of Ivy Bridge. I was thinking when I got my CPU back in 2008 that getting 4yrs out of it would be pretty good and I would need to replace it by then with SB/IB. Now though I'm riding my CPU out until my it actually starts to put a noticeable hurt on playability, because I don't see that happening anytime soon.

I'm looking for what is after IB or possibly what is after what's after IB to put my Q9450 out to pasture.
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