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post #41 of 85 (permalink) Old 09-20-2011, 12:31 PM
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Sure I don't need an i7 CPU for gaming or web browsing or writing papers. But it sure as hell comes in handy when modeling with solidworks. My school dumped all its C2D and C2Q machines in the labs and moved up to either Bloomfield or SB based work stations and everything is so much smoother and easier to work with.

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Still on a Q9550 at 3.7Ghz, and I feel absolutely no compulsion to upgrade to an 1155/1366 rig other than for epeen reasons. I'm not CPU bottlenecked by ANYTHING except the final level of Crysis, and do I really want to spend $500 just to play one level of one game at max settings? I get 50fps+ in every other game I own. The responsiveness of my system is limited more by my crappy SSD than my CPU. I don't encode, and benching is pointless.

Back in 2009 I thought, "I'll upgrade to an i7 920 before the end of the year." In 2010, "I'll upgrade to an i7 950", beginning of 2011, "I'll get a 2500k". But my Q9550 keeps chugging and handles everything I've thrown at it.


I think the 1366, 1156, and 1155 platforms are overrated. Yes, you get good CPU performance, but unless you bench or do specific highly threaded apps there's no real world benefit. This whole "2500k/2600k or bust!" mentality is annoying.
I agree.

(My CPU is more or less the same as yours, yours might be a bit faster.)

My dad's still running a Q9550, and my mom/brother's computer still has an E6400 (ok, that one needs an upgrade, god it's slow)

Neither of my family's computers are oc'd either.

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I would agree that a processor like that has no need to upgrade. But if someone was in the market, they definitely wouldn't invest in 775 when they could invest slightly more into 1155 and get 5 years worth of future-proofing as opposed to 2 years.

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I'm not CPU bottlenecked by ANYTHING except the final level of Crysis, and do I really want to spend $500 just to play one level of one game at max settings? I get 50fps+ in every other game I own. The responsiveness of my system is limited more by my crappy SSD than my CPU. I don't encode, and benching is pointless.
Before I upgraded my four rigs, Company of Heroes on 8 player maps would bog down as the unit count reaches maximum. It's a lot more smooth now and the game speed doesn't decrease like it did before. I'd be willing to bet this is also the case with most of the RTS games as the unit count gets crazy.

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Its worth every penny to go 1155 if you have a dual core 775. 775 quads are so expensive so you might as well spend the little extra and get a new board. It gives you more upgrade prospects and some more power.

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Okay, I'm still on my dual core 775, all be it, it is overclocked to 3.7Ghz at the min, and can go to 4.4 with not much effort. But even at that speed it performs terribly compared to a STOCK quad core.

I deal with allot of photo editing, video rendering, web development (that takes nothing, hell you could do it in notepad) But with gaming, my system lacks the raw power. Hence why I'm temporarily upgrading to 1156 in a week or two. And then the 2500K after that.

For me, in my position, it's definitely worth it.

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i originally had a e8400 and it was doing fine but i felt like i weaned a quad but the price of the quad for the 775 was not worth it for just a little more i could get a i7 system. at most i payed like 200 for my new stuff but i didn't sell it all as i was using some of it to upgrade my server.


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Maybe the benefits are over-rate to you - but an 2500k system for under ~$500 seems like it is UNDERrated for the performance you get for the cost.

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Well, it's not overrated, just not necessary for everyone. The 2500k/2600k are both incredible CPUs and you can probably get 4 years out of them.
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