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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by niko084, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. niko084

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    My E6750 is good as gone, my Tracer maybe gone, my video card may even be gone...

    So... Here I sit.... Will still have my mobo...

    I'll put this out there, I'm sorta a cheap ***, I can have a 283 million dollars and wont spend $2 on a bottle of coke just because its over priced.

    Now...

    I'm throwing back and forth ideas and honestly I'm stuck...

    I'm considering a Phenom II-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103471
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131361
    *consideration because of the combo deal*

    Keep my mobo and grab a Q9550 maybe a Q9650
    *but the price diff is pretty big for a little bit of performance boost*

    Or move into an i7 rig...

    Now I don't mind putting up the extra cash, but I'm really questioning the difference I will get... I want something that is faster than my old Xeon @ 3200 which is what I normally ran it at so that shouldn't be too hard.

    I'm stuck on weather it's worth the extra money to move into an i7 though....
    I'm interested in the Asus P6T, seems like a good board for the money, open to opinions of course being I have not yet touched an i7 rig, just partial to Asus and DFI.

    Also kinda depends on what else sells here, I don't want to drop too much cash out of pocket I haven't already set aside to rebuild here, but if the performance increase is really going to make my day I am willing.

    I don't care if the board is SLI or Crossfire, I have ATI now, I'll probably replace it with an Nvidia, but I will not be going SLI or Crossfire anytime in the near future at LEAST, so it wont matter as long as I own the next board. To add to that, I know and like Intel chipsets, I don't know a lot about what's good from AMD or Nvidia, especially for AMD chips but again, I'm open.

    I'm beating my head against the wall here making up my mind and I'll end up on this P4 3.2 for a month if I don't get it figured out soon.
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    Nice choice of i7 hardware there! I say, GO FOR iT!
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    That's what I'm thinking..... Ugh, it's a lot of money but if my mobo is gone too, it would cost about the same to grab a P5Q-E and a Q9550...

    Eh, maybe not... Lol
    It's quite a bit cheaper still to grab a Q9550..
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    I've got a 9550, a couple of Phenom 2's and a i7 rig (Among others). I could live with a 9550 but much prefer the core i7 rig.

    Phenom 2 if I went there I'd go 940 AM2+ on one of the Asus M4A78T-E boards with the SB750, or on to an AM3 board with ddr3. I didn't see much advantage to DDR3 on intel 775 or on AM3 (I've got AM2+ and AM3 Phenom 2's). I've seen early benches on the 945 AM3 Phenom 2 and it's not much (if any) better than the 940.

    The performance gain from ddr2 to ddr3 is really minimal. The best of the Phenom 2 that I've seen would be hard pressed to out perform a well clocked q6600.

    So performance wise I'd hit the 9550 or core i7 920. Longevity and enjoyment wise I'd go core i7 920 and some decent on sale triple channel ram. It's a big hit money wise but it'll run better, have a longer platform life and you'd be amazed how much faster they run.

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