View Full Version : Made 5 dollars on CPU upgrade

03-14-10, 11:15 PM
Few days ago I upgraded CPU in my server/renderbox.

Replaced the AMD Phenom X4 9550 2.2ghz for AMD Athlon II X4 2.9ghz.

I got the new CPU with a CPU+Mobo combo, for $109.

After selling old CPU and the brand new mobo from the combo, I ended up with plus 5 bucks ;)

Great price for an upgrade, h264 rendering is quite a bit faster now.

03-14-10, 11:19 PM
Sooo... are you actually complementing AMD? :bugeyes:

03-14-10, 11:22 PM
maybe i am, but to keep things into perspective, h264 is still much slower then what my i7 is capable of ;)

Mr Bigman
03-14-10, 11:27 PM
Nice upgrade with the added 5 bucks too.

03-15-10, 07:08 AM
Nice upgrade. Best part about being an enthusiast is if you're smart about it, you can usually break even on most upgrades. :)