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Dreamweavernoob
02-15-09, 03:28 PM
Bloody upgrade bug has hit me bad :( and having spent to much already I have spotted a nice deal :o


I can sell my P35 board + my 4gb DDR2 and paying 85 pounds will get me a XFX 790i Ultra and 2gb 1600mhz crucial ballistix (2x1gb).


Is it worth it, or am is it a worthless upgrade?

cheers

methimpikehoses
02-15-09, 03:34 PM
Heck no, unless you want SLI this instant.

breathemetal
02-15-09, 03:42 PM
If you want to do a full upgrade go i7

XDanger
02-15-09, 03:44 PM
Get 2 more ddr2 if you can ,Or a graphics card or a nice velocraptor for Windows7.

A 775 board upgrade would be dumb, i7 if anything.

Money should go towards the best graphics card you can get though, The Q9550 (OC'd) will be fine for a while.

Eliminator
02-15-09, 04:15 PM
dont bother unless you want to go SLI right now... if you're going for a new mobo it should be for i7 if anything

bob saget
02-15-09, 05:04 PM
i7.

jcrox
02-15-09, 05:43 PM
Unless you're going SLI keep the P35. If anything, going from a P35 with 4GB memory to a 790i with 2GB memory would be a down grade, not an upgrade.

LordJuanlo
02-16-09, 04:16 AM
Unless you're going SLI keep the P35. If anything, going from a P35 with 4GB memory to a 790i with 2GB memory would be a down grade, not an upgrade.

+1, going from Intel P35 chipset to nVidia chipset is a huge downgrade... , unless you really need SLI. And going from 4 gb ram to 2... forget it.

Toss3
02-16-09, 05:17 AM
No

Dreamweavernoob
02-16-09, 06:44 AM
I guess I know the clever answer :D

Thanks for saving me some cash :)

Blacklash
02-17-09, 03:38 AM
If you game @ 1920x with filtering look into a GTX 295 and keep what you have.

When you decide to change platforms definitely go i7.

In the states this isn't a bad way to go for people that want to get on X58-

GIGABYTE UD3R for 185usd with rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128375

i7 920 for 290usd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202

Crucial DDR3 1333 ram, grab 3 2Gb sticks @ 33usd a pop.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148221

If you're staying on a 32bit OS you can get 3 x 1Gb for 45usd total
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148245

They do have some DDR3 1600 6Gb kits out there for around 135usd. Yes, I know you aren't in the US. The last part of the post is to give folks in said area ideas for a relatively cost effective i7 build.

Dreamweavernoob
02-17-09, 05:04 AM
If you game @ 1920x with filtering look into a GTX 295 and keep what you have.

When you decide to change platforms definitely go i7.

In the states this isn't a bad way to go for people that want to get on X58-

GIGABYTE UD3R for 185usd with rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128375

i7 920 for 290usd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202

Crucial DDR3 1333 ram, grab 3 2Gb sticks @ 33usd a pop.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148221

If you're staying on a 32bit OS you can get 3 x 1Gb for 45usd total
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148245

They do have some DDR3 1600 6Gb kits out there for around 135usd. Yes, I know you aren't in the US. The last part of the post is to give folks in said area ideas for a relatively cost effective i7 build.


Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us, im sure lots will find it very beneficial.

Speaking of which, im coming to the US in March so if I can find a way to buy stuff online.....

LBJM
02-17-09, 10:11 PM
i7 with x58

CaptNKILL
02-17-09, 11:05 PM
I definitely wouldn't make that upgrade and I'm on a P35 board. In fact, I've considered buying a Q9550 to get a solid boost in CPU speed without having to shell out $650 for an i7 setup.

The P35 is still a great chipset. The only thing its really lacking is PCI-E 2.0 and SLI support, but I don't need either.

If you want to go dual GPU some day get a GTX 295 and keep your current motherboard. The rest of your setup is still great. If I were you though, I'd definitely get a high end cooler and crank that CPU up to 3.6Ghz or more.

Dreamweavernoob
02-18-09, 04:18 AM
well it looks like i might be getting a GTX 295 :D

wysiwyg
02-24-09, 10:14 AM
I definitely wouldn't make that upgrade and I'm on a P35 board. In fact, I've considered buying a Q9550 to get a solid boost in CPU speed without having to shell out $650 for an i7 setup.

The P35 is still a great chipset. The only thing its really lacking is PCI-E 2.0 and SLI support, but I don't need either.

If you want to go dual GPU some day get a GTX 295 and keep your current motherboard. The rest of your setup is still great. If I were you though, I'd definitely get a high end cooler and crank that CPU up to 3.6Ghz or more.

the P35 doesnt have PCI-E 2 support? huh!

my X38 has PCI-E 2 support and it came before the P35

Dreamweavernoob
02-24-09, 12:38 PM
the P35 doesnt have PCI-E 2 support? huh!

my X38 has PCI-E 2 support and it came before the P35

Does me having an GTX 295 in a P35 limit my pc at all, or is it only theoretical differences?

Logical
02-24-09, 01:55 PM
If your going to upgrade then get next gen and go i7.

ReaperX
03-05-09, 01:20 PM
Keep the p35,and

If your going to upgrade then get next gen and go i7.