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Should I sell my Q9550...??

post #1 of 10
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this local offer me $200 for it....

should i sell it off and invest in the newer i5/i7's...?
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Simple answer, yes.

Keep in mind you will have to upgrade motherboard and possibly ram too. And, if you are wanting to go for the sandy bridge i7s, the motherboards were all recalled and you will have to wait until mid-March or April to buy them again. I would not sell then upgrade to a 1st gen i7, that would be more of a side grade. But, if you don't mind waiting for sandy bridge's motherboards, then sell and upgrade.
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post #3 of 10
its depends on your budget..
when you sell the proc, you need to change your motherboard, ram together..
if you have enough budget, then you can change platform..
newer platform have better performance..
the purpose of this rig for?? gaming, editing....
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post #4 of 10
Sell the Q9550 for 200$
Sell the UD3P for 100$
Ram should go for about 50$.

Use proceeds to invest in SB.
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post #5 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by SyveRson View Post
Sell the Q9550 for 200$
Sell the UD3P for 100$
Ram should go for about 50$.

Use proceeds to invest in SB.
This.
post #6 of 10
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if i sell the q9550... would pretty much have to try and sell all parts off..rams and mobo. im thinking about $300-$350 at the most for everything total if i sell the cpu for $200.

i intended to game and do video/photo editing...
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For $200, yes!

I put my current Q9650 for appraisal here and the most I was going to get was about $160.
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post #8 of 10
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its been sold for $200...

now i just need to sell off the mobo and rams...maybe even the heatsink and psu
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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by PulkPull View Post
Simple answer, yes.

Keep in mind you will have to upgrade motherboard and possibly ram too. And, if you are wanting to go for the sandy bridge i7s, the motherboards were all recalled and you will have to wait until mid-March or April to buy them again. I would not sell then upgrade to a 1st gen i7, that would be more of a side grade. But, if you don't mind waiting for sandy bridge's motherboards, then sell and upgrade.
No, it'd be more like an upgrade.
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by SyveRson View Post
Sell the Q9550 for 200$
Sell the UD3P for 100$
Ram should go for about 50$.

Use proceeds to invest in SB.
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