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ive got some upgrade itches. i can either platform upgrade to a i7 920 or 930, or wait for bulldozer and either buy sandy bridge on the cheap or get bulldozer.

now im asking do i actually NEED it as of now? because i'd like to get an ssd and a second gpu for SLI.

i mean the Q9550 is great, but i just want better haha.

i guess i'm just asking if the Q9550 is going to be slowed down any time soon by games? do i need to hurry up and get on a newer platform?
Edited by srsparky32 - 3/28/11 at 8:43pm
 
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You don't need anything I'd recommend it, but you might see more performance from an SSD and a second GPU. What do you mostly use your rig for?
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switch to 1155.... it will be compatible with ivy bridge. (supposedly, hopefully just a bios flash)
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depending on what you use your system for, but for gaming id say no. but if your like me your gonna want to upgrade anyway. Keep in mind going from lga775 to lga1155 or even lga1366 is a big step up. You should definately notice some performance gains.

But do you NEED to upgrade? probably not. In my opinion your best upgrade path would be the second gpu. I wouldnt recommend buying an ssd as you are already getting great performance with that raid0 array.

Right now im sitting on a 2600k with a p8p67 deluxe on its way(thursday hopefully). And I definately dont need the upgrade. But i just love having something new to play with.
Edited by AliceInChains - 3/28/11 at 8:42pm
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I wouldnt recommend buying an ssd as you are already getting great performance with that raid0 array.
If he bought the right SSD he could still see a very big performance boost. HDD in raid 0 <<<<<<<<<<<<<< quality SSD.
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You don't need anything I'd recommend it, but you might see more performance from an SSD and a second GPU. What do you mostly use your rig for?
everything. mostly games though.

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switch to 1155.... it will be compatible with ivy bridge. (supposedly, hopefully just a bios flash)
good call.

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depending on what you use your system for, but for gaming id say no. but if your like me your gonna want to upgrade anyway. Keep in mind going from lga775 to lga1155 or even lga1366 is a big step up. You should definately notice some performance gains.

But do you NEED to upgrade? probably not. In my opinion your best upgrade path would be the second gpu. I wouldnt recommend buying an ssd as you are already getting great performance with that raid0 array.
yeah, i mean the Q9550 is great, but i just want better haha.

i guess i'm just asking if the Q9550 is going to be slowed down any time soon by games? do i need to hurry up and get on a newer platform?
 
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Is this mainly for gaming? Can you name a game that you don't have enough CPU power to run?

I was thinking of upgrading a couple weeks back, but then the only game I could come up with was GTA4, and I can't see myself playing it again. Your processor has legs on it, don't fix what ain't broke.

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i guess i'm just asking if the Q9550 is going to be slowed down any time soon by games? do i need to hurry up and get on a newer platform?
If a game comes out, upgrade then. Don't do it in advance, there's too much money/incentives changing hands between Intel and game devs to believe it. Believe it when it comes.
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ivy bridge being supported by the current p67 and h67 chipsets proof here: http://www.fudzilla.com/processors/i...th-h67-and-p67
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Is this mainly for gaming? Can you name a game that you don't have enough CPU power to run?

I was thinking of upgrading a couple weeks back, but then the only game I could come up with was GTA4, and I can't see myself playing it again. Your processor has legs on it, don't fix what ain't broke.
...nope. GTA4, crysis, and metro 2033 all play without problems. (and thats the intensive games)
 
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