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Old 22nd June 2017, 6:20 PM   #46
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Very surprised how many people still rocking it out with there 2500-2600k SB systems.
Yup, that just the reality of getting a little older I think! When I was in my early 20's I'd spend thousands each year on PC upgrades. Now I'm married, 3 kids and have been a student for a while so even spending $200 on an entire 2nd hand system is just a fantasy

I think a big part of it is that CPU frequencies have flattened out in the low/mid 4 Ghz range. As long as the game doesn't use multi-threading too much then you can get by with something like my C2D@3.15 Ghz even though it's from 2008! The hidden issue here is that you need to upgrade other parts more often than the CPU, I've gone through 3 GPU's and have added an SSD.
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(It's had 2 RAM upgrades, 3 SSD upgrades, and I think it's on its 4th graphics card)
Yup that's what I mean, 7 year old processor still keeping up with multiple upgrades to IO and graphics!
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Old 22nd June 2017, 6:34 PM   #47
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Had until last week an i7 950 1366 LGA system.

Mobo shat itself so I am on a low end build (pentium g4560).

I was gonna get the new AMD ryzen 5 but I thought to myself I really don't game much anymore..

So I have a 2 core 4 thread system..

Works well enough.

Spent the difference on new HDDs in case of HDD failure. Gonna retire the oldest HDDs which are 2x 400GB Samsung ones I got from fast eddy back in the day.
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Old 22nd June 2017, 7:31 PM   #48
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Not that old actually, I came across to a I7-6700 from an AMD rig. Probably late last year iirc.
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Old 22nd June 2017, 7:43 PM   #49
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I am on a low end build (pentium g4560)
I'm running one of those in my server - it's a wonderful little chip, comparable grunt to an i5 2400/2500, but it's cheap, supports ECC RAM, uses piss all power....if I were building an everyday/office PC I'd use one without hesitation.
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Old 22nd June 2017, 8:15 PM   #50
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Very surprised how many people still rocking it out with there 2500-2600k SB systems.

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Yup, that just the reality of getting a little older I think! When I was in my early 20's I'd spend thousands each year on PC upgrades. Now I'm married, 3 kids and have been a student for a while so even spending $200 on an entire 2nd hand system is just a fantasy

I think a big part of it is that CPU frequencies have flattened out in the low/mid 4 Ghz range. As long as the game doesn't use multi-threading too much then you can get by with something like my C2D@3.15 Ghz even though it's from 2008! The hidden issue here is that you need to upgrade other parts more often than the CPU, I've gone through 3 GPU's and have added an SSD.

Yup that's what I mean, 7 year old processor still keeping up with multiple upgrades to IO and graphics!
You covered it mate, life's changed and there's not money or time for the type of systems I used to play with.

With a great 24/7 OC, plenty of RAM, a large SSD and 2x GPU upgrades it's doing rather well in all bar new games, which I don't normally grab until a year or two later anyway.
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Old 22nd June 2017, 8:25 PM   #51
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i5 4690 from 2014 here.

Was a pretty middle of the road build then:
  • 64gb SSD
  • GTX770
  • 8gb RAM
  • Mini-ITX case

Only upgrades since are 250gb SSD and a second hand GTX970 from a mate who upgraded to a 1080 and I moved it to a bigger case. Still plays all the games I regularly play at 60fps with decent enough settings. All at stock too.

If I do upgrade I'll probably go Ryzen.
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Old 23rd June 2017, 10:16 AM   #52
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only upgraded to Haswell Z87 and 4770k April last year.A GTX680 handles graphics for a single 1080 screen.Only thing i have that taxes the GTX, is Arma2 and ETS2.I don't run any recentish games.
Only thinking about graphics upgrade at the moment.

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Old 23rd June 2017, 10:25 AM   #53
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I'm running one of those in my server - it's a wonderful little chip, comparable grunt to an i5 2400/2500, but it's cheap, supports ECC RAM, uses piss all power....if I were building an everyday/office PC I'd use one without hesitation.
great cpu the G4560

$77 new, paired with a mobo, 16gb ram, and an r9 390, it plays any game i throw at it. Great budget CPU.
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Old 24th June 2017, 1:19 PM   #54
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Very surprised how many people still rocking it out with there 2500-2600k SB systems.
Sandy Bridge is like the good old Conroe C2D E8400 or Q6600. People used them way past the usual upgrade cycles.

I don't do anything too CPU intensive, the occasional game at 1080 isn't much these days and as long as it can do that, I'm happy with it.
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You mean Wolfdale and Kentsfield.

But yeah I get what you're saying.

That said I'm using a SB hexacore myself (sig rig).
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Old 24th June 2017, 3:56 PM   #56
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Very surprised how many people still rocking it out with there 2500-2600k SB systems.

Still kicking with my 2600K 🙂
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Old 25th June 2017, 11:10 AM   #57
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My DEll desktop PC is from 2006 - E6550 CPU, 6 GB ram, Windows 10. Still does what I need it to do, but I've been using a $320 Dell laptop (N3710 CPU, 4 GB ram, SSD) exclusively as my main machine for about 6 months.
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Old 25th June 2017, 11:14 AM   #58
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Sandy Bridge is like the good old Conroe C2D E8400 or Q6600. People used them way past the usual upgrade cycles.

I don't do anything too CPU intensive, the occasional game at 1080 isn't much these days and as long as it can do that, I'm happy with it.
I went from a E8400 to a 2600k 6 years ago and apart from a 16gb 2133 Ram upgrade and a Gtx 1070 the 2600k at 4.5ghz still cranks out the frames.

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Old 25th June 2017, 11:54 AM   #59
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nfi how old my system is

i5-4460
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bunch of cheap 40gb and 120gb ssd's

still quick and snappy so no thoughts of changing anything
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Old 25th June 2017, 11:56 AM   #60
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Currently running a 4690k with no plans to upgrade anytime soon, I upgraded to it from a 2500k which was really a waste of money.
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