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Old December 12, 2009, 06:26 PM
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Soo... I'm going to upgrade my computer this new years, and i dont know if its worth it.
Should i upgrade to an i5 platform? or save the money and use it for a crazy GPU?

Im currently running on a p45 mobo, q6600@3.4 (gone to 4ghz on air o.O)
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Old December 12, 2009, 06:29 PM
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What are the uses of your PC?
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Old December 12, 2009, 06:30 PM
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Not worth it. I "upgraded" my QX9650 to a i965 Extreme and didn't notice any real boost. If you do CPU intensive tasks and have the spare cash it may be worthwhile, but if you are a normal user/gamer it will yield little gains. Your benchmark scores would go up though, lol.
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Old December 12, 2009, 06:36 PM
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uses- GAMING, folding, and meh.. The usuall. A little of everything.
QX9650 is an already extreme CPU, if i had that, i'd wouldn't upgrade..
Im just sketchy with my CPU, cuz i know my friends E8400 runs games faster than me... T.T
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You have a pretty good rig.

Why not a SSD? Quad for quad is not worth it.
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Old December 12, 2009, 06:40 PM
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o.O!!! Never even crossed my mind,,,
hmm, well i know they're awesome and everything, BUT
we ALL knw that they are pricey.. Something that is a major setback for me,
i don't think i really need an ssd, BUT does it really increase the overall performance of my rig by a noticeable amount? If it would, i would definitely think of getting one

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A SSD would cost less than a upgrade to i5. A SSD would be the best upgrade you can get, it make everything snappier.
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It enhances performance in everything. Best replacement you can make. Grab yourself 2 30Gb SSDs, re-install your OS in RAID 0 and enjoy the speed...
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Old December 12, 2009, 06:59 PM
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:) thank you for the advice, XD really helped.
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np - choose the right one though.
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