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  1. #1
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    upgrade benefits

    Presently running rig in profile I7-920 with 12 GB ram on X58A-UD3R with SLI 460's thinking about upgrade with Microcenter I5-2500K deal. $179 plus $50 off when purchased with Z68 MB.

    what if any real world/gaming increases/benefits would I really see by just upgrading the CPU/MOBO and leaving everything else as is?
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    Re: upgrade benefits

    Well,

    As far as I can remember, You would lose PCIE lanes as well as 4 virtualized threads.

    That may or may not make up for it in clock speed (in the SB rig)

    Me, I'd wait for Ivy Bridge before pulling the trigger. But if it's a super good deal or if you need a backup rig now; go for it


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    Re: upgrade benefits

    cpu/mb/ram upgrade would be @ $400. My backup rig seems to be acting normally again since I uninstalled Spybot S&D beta so it should hopefully keep on chugging though it is a bit old. Just looked and my present rig is only 1 1/2 yrs old and still does the job.

    Always torn about spending the bucks for an upgrade when i can't really justify it.
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    Re: upgrade benefits

    I went with 6 core 12 thread Gulftown. Sold my Bloomfield to someone else. To make more appropriate use of it.

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    Re: upgrade benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by zetachi View Post
    Presently running rig in profile I7-920 with 12 GB ram on X58A-UD3R with SLI 460's thinking about upgrade with Microcenter I5-2500K deal. $179 plus $50 off when purchased with Z68 MB.

    what if any real world/gaming increases/benefits would I really see by just upgrading the CPU/MOBO and leaving everything else as is?
    I wouldn't consider an i5 2500k to be an upgrade from an i7 920.

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    Re: upgrade benefits

    Keep what you got, but a good SSD and take your girlfriend to dinner with the difference.
    Asus M8Z77-V Deluxe
    Intel 3770K
    G-Skill 1600 16G
    Corsair H100
    EVGA 670 GTX
    2 Corsair Force 3 120G (Raid 0)
    2 x Seagate 1T 6G
    2 Samsung SyncMaster T260HD Monitors
    Thermaltake Level 10 UGK
    Silverstone Olympia OP1000 1000W
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    Re: upgrade benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by richardd43 View Post
    Keep what you got, but a good SSD and take your girlfriend to dinner with the difference.
    Got an 160 GB SSD just recently and If my wife thought I have a girlfriend she'd kill me
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    Re: upgrade benefits

    Benefits: Company I bought from gets money. I get to increase performance.

    For example.

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    Re: upgrade benefits

    Got an 160 GB SSD just recently and If my wife thought I have a girlfriend she'd kill me
    Oh well, it was just a thought. I missed the fact that you already had an SSD.
    Asus M8Z77-V Deluxe
    Intel 3770K
    G-Skill 1600 16G
    Corsair H100
    EVGA 670 GTX
    2 Corsair Force 3 120G (Raid 0)
    2 x Seagate 1T 6G
    2 Samsung SyncMaster T260HD Monitors
    Thermaltake Level 10 UGK
    Silverstone Olympia OP1000 1000W
    Windows 8

    Never argue with idiots, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

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    Re: upgrade benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by zetachi View Post
    Got an 160 GB SSD just recently and If my wife thought I have a girlfriend she'd kill me
    I was waiting for the response to that one.

    Notice that he said "kill" not "divorce"
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    Re: upgrade benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny View Post
    I was waiting for the response to that one.

    Notice that he said "kill" not "divorce"
    Lol I believe i'm worth more dead then divorced
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    Re: upgrade benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by zetachi View Post
    Lol I believe i'm worth more dead then divorced
    I'm sure she will make it look like an accident
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