[Advice/Intel ^_^] E6850 -> Q9505 ?

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by kill007, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. kill007

    kill007 Maha Guru

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    Hey Guys,

    Currently i am on a E6850, which is a pretty solid dual core chip that i've been having atm, the rest of my rig is as below

    VGA:Sapphire ATi 5870 1GB GDDR5
    Motherboard:Gigabyte GA-EX38-DQ6 (x38)
    Memory:Corsair 8GB TWINX-6400C4 (800MHz) 4-4-4-12
    HDD1:Samsung 1TB 32MB
    HDD2:Samsung 1TB 32MB
    HDD3:Samsung 1TB 32MB
    CPU:Core2Duo E6850 (3.0Ghz 333x9)
    CPU Cooler:Zalman CNPS 9700 NT Cooler (Nickel)
    PSU:Thermaltake Toughpower 750W
    OS:Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

    I want to go to a quad, but i don't want to do a overhaul on my system, i think the dual cores are pretty solid, but i feel like a quad would help a lot for my system in terms of keeping stable fps, for example in games like BC2.

    The obvious difference in the 9505 is that it is slightly slower, and it is also the only one i can seem to find that i can buy atm..

    What are your thoughts?

    I am playing mostly Black Ops now as well, and the chip is about 200AUD brand new...
     
  2. gmavignier

    gmavignier Maha Guru

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    My opinion is go for it if you feel the need for it. I myself could also go for a more up to date Q9400. Instead I am going for an i5 760 soon. I have never changed processors and kept the mother board. I always go for a complete rebuild.

    IMO it's just not worth it the money.

    Also keep in mind not all games benefit greatly from quads thought I am sure more and more will in the near future.
     
  3. superweapons

    superweapons Master Guru

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    A Core 2 Quad is your system's salvation: significant performance gains at a relatively low cost (assuming a reasonable pricing) compared to upgrading the motherboard, RAM, and CPU by moving to a new platform. If you want to migrate to a new platform, wait for Sandy Bridge LGA 1155 which is slated to replace a good chunk of Intel's current mainstream line-up.
     
  4. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    If your not in the market for a new system, the jump from C2D to C2Q is a sensible one, go for it.
     

  5. xinhang

    xinhang Member Guru

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    I think the Q9550 can be head for around $150 used (i7 920 was sold on HWC for $140, so i dont think the core 2 quad should be that much). If you really wanna do a good upgrade buy a i5 760 + ud3 combo for less than 300 and you will be good to go for another 2 years at least.
     

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