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Is this worth upgrading too?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by toon_mad, 23 Sep 2009.

  1. toon_mad

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Jan 2009

    Posts: 4,792

    Location: North East

    Im thinking of updating the rest of my system after purchasing the 5850, here is my current setup:

    Abit IP35 Pro XE
    Q6600 @ 3.7ghz
    2x2GB OCZ Platinum 8000
    Raidmax Sagitta II
    GTX 260 896mb

    was thinking of upgrading to:

    Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R Intel X58
    Q9550 @ 2.83ghz
    DDR3 Memory
    Antec 902 Hundred

    Do you think thats a good step up, i know the x58 board would be good, but would that quad be a good upgrade to and the rest?

    Cheers
     
  2. PermaBanned

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Jul 2009

    Posts: 16,239

    Location: Newcastle/Aberdeen

    No. Just get a 5870, with a good enough PSU.
     
  3. cmndr_andi

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Apr 2009

    Posts: 12,040

    Location: Glasgow

    You will need socket 1336 i7 processor for that motherboard (the Q9550 is s775), I recommend this. As for DDR3 RAM, this stuff is great. Just make sure your PSU is up to the task.

    Though, as Superewza says the current setup is great. At 3.7GHz I don't think your Q6600 will be limiting your system much.
     
  4. toon_mad

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Jan 2009

    Posts: 4,792

    Location: North East

    i have a 700w ocz psu which is enough, i already ordered the 5850.

    didnt realise the i7 was a different architecture, will have a rethink of some parts then and check out your links.

    Cheers
     
  5. toon_mad

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Jan 2009

    Posts: 4,792

    Location: North East

    its not doing too bad a job, but dam loading times on games, encoding movies etc can be a bit annoying, i was hoping to push a new cpu up around 4.2ghz or thereabouts and with more L2 cache