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Old 10-21-08, 11:30 PM   #1
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Okay so I'm building a computer for this guy who has crap for a computer. Pent 3 if that, so I'm like crap, I could use a good upgrade! So I'm getting a Q9550 + Gigabyte P45 board I'll post once I get home. You think that is a good upgrade from what I got now!? Gonna go for around 3.2-3.4ghz depending on heat.
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Old 10-21-08, 11:36 PM   #2
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i have absoluetly no idea, but people were saying its hard to tell the difference in normal apps between 2 and 4 cores.
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Old 10-22-08, 12:35 AM   #3
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Okay so I'm building a computer for this guy who has crap for a computer. Pent 3 if that, so I'm like crap, I could use a good upgrade! So I'm getting a Q9550 + Gigabyte P45 board I'll post once I get home. You think that is a good upgrade from what I got now!? Gonna go for around 3.2-3.4ghz depending on heat.
I'd wait a a month, because prices are likely to fall when core i7 hits the streets. And that is a pretty nice upgrade, but don't expect to see any major increases in fps in games. Games are much more gpu limited than cpu limited(especially when you combine high resolutions with aa).

And I'd also take the cheap 920 nehalem into consideration as it costs the same as the q9550, but is more future-proof(the mobo and ram are expensive though).
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Old 10-23-08, 07:41 PM   #4
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Here are new parts I'm getting.

XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233003

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115041

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128359

I'm getting the Xigmatek with the backing bracket for tighter fit. Hopefully good o/c'in material and better over all computer.
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Old 10-24-08, 12:13 PM   #5
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Looks good man. Are you keeping your ram?
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Old 10-24-08, 02:45 PM   #6
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Man, that heatsink looks just like my TT Ultra Extreme and I can't believe it could be held in place by those flipsy plastic clips they are showing? Mine is screwed down into a metal back plate. The cooler is HEAVY so I couldn't imagine mounting it sideways and having those plastic clips hold...
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Old 10-24-08, 03:41 PM   #7
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Well my ram is going to the other guy who is getting some of my old parts.

Yes, I bought the mounting bracket for the heatsink just because I figured it was a monster. Got it today and it's actually not really that heavy, or as much as I thought. Looks like a beast though that's for sure. Hopefully it cools like the monster that it is.
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Old 10-24-08, 04:01 PM   #8
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I didn't buy the backplate and the push pins that come with it worked fine. Excellent cooler, and I don't even run the fan on my e8400@ 3.4, still acceptable temps under load.

However my 1200 has 6 120mm and the big ass 220mm up top so air flow is pretty good. If you can wait a few months the 9650 will be around $300, and they clock very well.
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Old 10-24-08, 04:02 PM   #9
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Well my ram is going to the other guy who is getting some of my old parts.

Yes, I bought the mounting bracket for the heatsink just because I figured it was a monster. Got it today and it's actually not really that heavy, or as much as I thought. Looks like a beast though that's for sure. Hopefully it cools like the monster that it is.
Make sure to get some fast ram then if you want to get a good overclock out of that CPU.

800Mhz ram would limit you to 3.4Ghz. You could probably hit over 4 with a good cooler and some 1000-1066Mhz ram.
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Old 10-24-08, 04:44 PM   #10
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Already have 2x2gb Gskill PC8500 ram sitting waiting to be put in.

I'm gonna use Arctic 5 goop, that what you guys use?
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I think I used Arctic Silver 5. I've had a little tube of it for a few years.
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Old 10-28-08, 05:41 PM   #12
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Just would like to say, wow, this is a nice upgrade! Already at 3.2ghz 1600fsb from 2.83/1333. Temps are very good, around 30ish idle/load. The only thing is no one program is detecting my temps/speeds correctly. Easytune says 2.3ghz 24C-cpu/33C-chipset. Other programs say the 4 Cores are 33-37C.

Windows says 3.4ghz, which is wrong. I wonder when I'll get a program that will actually detect my settings!? Anyone know some forums for giga-byte possibly?
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