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Will I see much difference???

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by tbz_ck, 14 May 2010.

  1. tbz_ck

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    A friend is offering me an excellent price on a Core I7 920, 6GB RAM and an Asus P6T board. I currently have a Q6600 G0 @ 3.00ghz with 4GB RAM and an Abit IP35 Pro board. My gfx card is an Asus 5770. HDD's are Samsung F3 1.5GB and a 500GB.

    Will I see a genuine improvement in general usage and games usage (play BFBC2, L4D2, TF2, etc) or will the 5770 be the bottleneck with both the old and potentially new system??

    Thanks

    CK
     
  2. 'Wes

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    How much is he offering?
     
  3. Yakyb

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    honestly you wont see much that a fresh reinstall wouldn't offer you unless you do lots of video work
     
  4. Redmint

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    Gaming wise the jump from Q6600 to i7 isn't huge atm, give it 18-24 months and the gap might start to get a bit bigger.
     
  5. Kelt

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    I have a Q6600 @ 3.6 and there isn't a game that stresses it. Graphics is what you want to be upgrading.
     
  6. tbz_ck

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    £280

    I reckon I can get £180 for my stuff :)
     
  7. mattmos

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    I'd prob take that, decent value - not much of an upgrade its true, but the 920 would overclock higher for sure.
     
  8. Cycrow

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    u will notice some improvements, but it depends what u do.

    i went from a q6600 to an i7 930.
     
  9. Fallen god

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    If you can get it for £180 dont really see any reason why not, its like saving £300 and even if you dont really need it now or see much difference sooner or later you well.
     
  10. Ollie83

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    Seems like a good deal to me too. Maybe not a massive difference but will be a bit more future proof.
     
  11. reygjabla

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    This http://emsai.net/reviews/cpu/ will tell you how much improvement you'll get. You've got a cracking deal there. I've already got an I7 920 but I will always take on that offer anytime. Similar combo fetched £426 on the bay a day or two ago. Besides, you can always flog your old components for a good sum to get you a nice SSD:D.

    Or you can do some business. Take it, put it on the MM and I'll buy it off you for £300 and that's a nice £20 bucks for less than a minute.:D
     
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  12. tbz_ck

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    Heheh, If I bought it I'd only put the old stuff up for sale! :)

    I'm gonna do it though. He's bringing the kit over this Sunday coming, and I'll fit it then and put my stuff up for sale on the MM on Monday/Tuesday once I've boxed it all up :)
     
  13. reygjabla

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    I'll take your old stuff for £120 then. Problem solved.:D
     
  14. Phoenixdancer

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    Nice one

    That new stuff is a great and for that price!?!?!?

    You should be happy with your mate.

    Sell your current stuff and the 5770 and buy a Nice 5870 :D
     
  15. tbz_ck

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    You're obviously not married ;)

    She'd never agree to that....took me long enough to get the upgrade sanctioned.... :o (and that was with me exagerating the benefits :D )
     
  16. tbz_ck

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    Wait for the MM post matey..... :)

    (and that's waaayyy to low ;) )