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Dujkovic
08-10-09, 03:15 AM
NOW:
E8200
DFI X48
2x2048 OCZ Titanium DDR2-800
GTX260(65NM,216SP)

I would like to upgrade the computer recently

If i choose i7 920,i need to buy a new motherboard and 3X2G DDR3(my money……:thumbdwn:)

but if i choose Q9550,may be cheaper

which one is better for me? i just like playing games

Any suggestions for my new CPU?

Toss3
08-10-09, 03:40 AM
Definitely go for the Q9550 if you only play games. :)

bob saget
08-10-09, 04:11 AM
Definitely go for the Q9550 if you only play games. :)

+3

Much cheaper route, and performance is quite similar for games.

PaiN
08-10-09, 05:38 AM
I went the 9550 route......too damn expensive to completely rebuild on the i7/X58 for my "gaming" system..
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=136995

Shocky
08-10-09, 07:48 AM
Definitely go for the Q9550 if you only play games. :)
What do you mean if you only play games? like a Q9550 is slow at general applications, infact considering most application fail to take advantage of two cores, nevermind four or more then the i7 for most applications becomes quite pointless.

Crow_Nest
08-10-09, 07:55 AM
I just upgraded to the Q9550 not too long ago. I totally skipped the i7 CPUs. Its just way too expensive because of the RAM upgrades. But i have never regretted my choice since. :)

betterdan
08-10-09, 07:57 AM
Don't have any experience with an I7 but I know this Q9550 machine I recently built rocks. :)

Logical
08-10-09, 08:52 AM
If you really want to keep the price down see if you can pick up a Q6600, the extra money you save will get you an SLI mobo and for a little extra you could add another GTX260.

The debate about what CPU to use could go on forever, the difference between the I7 920 and Q9550 is about the same difference as a Q9550 and Q6600 for gaming alone.

Shocky
08-10-09, 01:04 PM
the difference between the I7 920 and Q9550 is about the same difference as a Q9550 and Q6600 for gaming alone.

Yep, virtually nothing in the real world. :p

bob saget
08-10-09, 01:08 PM
Don't have any experience with an I7 but I know this Q9550 machine I recently built rocks. :)

no it doesnt :bleh:











:p

Lfctony
08-10-09, 01:13 PM
Just go with the Q9550. Better value for money.

betterdan
08-10-09, 04:44 PM
no it doesnt :bleh:











:p

Don't make me open up a can of whoopie ass.

john19055
08-10-09, 06:45 PM
when running a SLI setup or tri or quad the i7 seems to do better in games.

betterdan
08-10-09, 08:26 PM
If you have the money for Sli , tri Sli or even quad Sli, I don't think you would be too worreid about saving money on the cpu. ;)

pakotlar
08-10-09, 09:54 PM
If you really want to keep the price down see if you can pick up a Q6600, the extra money you save will get you an SLI mobo and for a little extra you could add another GTX260.

The debate about what CPU to use could go on forever, the difference between the I7 920 and Q9550 is about the same difference as a Q9550 and Q6600 for gaming alone.

Again, its a never ending debate, but it can much greater to that, almost exhibiting the kind of gains you get from jumping to a Core2 quad core processor from a Core2 dual core.

That being said, if you're asking the question, you're going to get a Qxxxx processor. The ones who have the money get i7, no 2 ways about it.

john19055
08-10-09, 10:39 PM
If you going to have to get everything for a new setup like a motherboard and memory and don't what to spend a lot of money but would like alittle more performance then go with a Q9550.

Mr Bigman
08-10-09, 11:54 PM
Is someone smoking their dogs boogers here?

The I7 is like 200 bucks and you can find an x58 baord for 200 and ram well 6 gigs is like 80 bucks so no its not that much more and im sorry but the I7 sloughters the Q 2 duos look at the benchies.

I had a couple of systems with 9550's and even a 6960 socket 771 skull and that thing was a nightmare glad i went I 7 with 12 gigs or bigman. not looking back moving foward shuvy.

betterdan
08-11-09, 12:32 AM
We have seen the benchmarks Bigman and that's why people are recommending the Q9550 for him.
If you have SLI or better than yea the I7 is a good choice, if not then not so much.

My Q9550 has been great, sorry yours was a nightmare.

pakotlar
08-11-09, 12:59 AM
Is someone smoking their dogs boogers here?

The I7 is like 200 bucks and you can find an x58 baord for 200 and ram well 6 gigs is like 80 bucks so no its not that much more and im sorry but the I7 sloughters the Q 2 duos look at the benchies.

I had a couple of systems with 9550's and even a 6960 socket 771 skull and that thing was a nightmare glad i went I 7 with 12 gigs or bigman. not looking back moving foward shuvy.

Bigman what were you drinking when you wrote that last sentance? And where can I buy it cheap (nana2)

oh an i7 ROCKS, even with my skinny ass arms (3GB).

Btw, if you're not using EIST and C1E/C3/C5 support, try it. I sacrificed a 100mhz oc (still on stock cooling with a little customization) so running 3.6ghz and 178 bclck, but now my cpu downclocks to 2136 mhz when its below 5% utilization, which is legit 95% of the time. Runs cooler, and I have sleep function to boot (after 15min idle),so here come Cindy & Mindy who I just grabbed from the Red corner with all that cash I'm going to save.

Mr Bigman
08-11-09, 01:07 AM
Microcenter 199 and some tax vim.

The I7 does trichannel so the banwidth is like 3 times greater than the dual channel cores but yea the 9550 is a sweet deal but it costs the same as the I7 920 go phenom if you want but their junk now.

Dujkovic
08-11-09, 01:49 AM
Will i7 oc 4g, 4 cores 8 threads be better for GTA4?

i like this game very much:)

Mr Bigman
08-11-09, 02:13 AM
When i was dooshing my nose in the sink racing boogers with whells on them, i was thinking abou tthat.

Not by much from my crystal ball very little if any.

Thing is with SLI like that shiek guy says only is when things happen.

Shocky
08-11-09, 07:57 AM
Is someone smoking their dogs boogers here?

The I7 is like 200 bucks and you can find an x58 baord for 200 and ram well 6 gigs is like 80 bucks so no its not that much more and im sorry but the I7 sloughters the Q 2 duos look at the benchies.

I had a couple of systems with 9550's and even a 6960 socket 771 skull and that thing was a nightmare glad i went I 7 with 12 gigs or bigman. not looking back moving foward shuvy.

Bad luck I guess, Q9950 was as easy to setup as my Q6600, however my i7 920 was a bit of a nightmare as I had trouble getting the memory stable and it run hot, very hot.

I know you can disable HT but what exactly is the point in having one if your going to disable HT.

Mr Bigman
08-11-09, 01:05 PM
Thats not always the case with these new setups.

The only thing that runs worm is the vreg which is around 54c maybe 56c at max.

Your fine than if you got that setup working the way you want it.

I wasn't going to get a I7 for awhile their and just build a top notch amd setup but i have personal issues with them cuz of their 2t command thingy and why they jumped out of the lead.

Shocky
08-11-09, 01:28 PM
Thats not always the case with these new setups.

The only thing that runs worm is the vreg which is around 54c maybe 56c at max.

Your fine than if you got that setup working the way you want it.

I wasn't going to get a I7 for awhile their and just build a top notch amd setup but i have personal issues with them cuz of their 2t command thingy and why they jumped out of the lead.

Hmm, at 4GHz with HT enabled I was hitting mid 70's to low 80's load with Ultra 120 and 2x120mm fans, plus antec 1200... these things run hot, allot hotter then the Q9550.