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Old 16th July 2017, 2:07 PM   #106
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Ive only just upgraded from an i7 2600.. didnt really need to but Ive got a thing for low TDP cpu's and a i7 4765T came up on the forums.

Running a Xeon 1240L v3 in the server, can see myself upgrading either system until something fails, just don't really tinker anymore
Big fan of your low TPD choices
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Old 16th July 2017, 6:04 PM   #107
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I upgraded to an i7 6700 late last year only because my Z77 motherboard carked it - which was running a 3770. I'd had that since I got my i7 920, which I also replaced because the motherboard started having issues with the integrated sound.
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Old 16th July 2017, 6:24 PM   #108
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I upgraded to an i7 6700 late last year only because my Z77 motherboard carked it - which was running a 3770. I'd had that since I got my i7 920, which I also replaced because the motherboard started having issues with the integrated sound.
Wow! I've never had a motherboard die. You are an unlucky bugger!
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Old 16th July 2017, 6:44 PM   #109
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i7-4790 on the classic CM hyper 212 EVO, Asrock z97 pro-4, 32gb RAM, MSI GTX1060 Gaming-X, 2x Samsung 840EVO SSD with an Asus VG248 24 1080p@144hz.

Handles everything I do without breaking stride, will be waiting for the dust to settle from coffee lake before even contemplating an upgrade. Likely hold out for at least another 12-18 months, everything's still high detail 1080p@>60. I only do light dev/VM work on it as I have a dual Xeon whitebox lab server for the heavy lifting so as desktop performance is a given for anything modern >i5 with an SSD, the only impetus really is gaming / tinkering and I don't have much time for that these days.

Next upgrade probably an ultrawide or 27 1440p. I'm not giving back 144hz so waiting for that tech to trickle down more

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Old 17th July 2017, 3:55 PM   #110
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also on X58 with a X56xx? not sure which i forget. 18gb of ram. 970.

Currently investigating an upgrade, i want an upgrade but don't need an upgrade. Researching X299 and ryzen, i don't think i really want to go back to a 4core part, but i don't want to pay out the nose either.
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Old 17th July 2017, 8:54 PM   #111
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also on X58 with a X56xx? not sure which i forget. 18gb of ram. 970.

Currently investigating an upgrade, i want an upgrade but don't need an upgrade. Researching X299 and ryzen, i don't think i really want to go back to a 4core part, but i don't want to pay out the nose either.
I've been thinking the same, but honestly, my X5675 still does everything I need and more.

At least you've got a 970, I'm still running a GTX670 FTW. I think my next upgrade will be a GTX1060.
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Old 17th July 2017, 10:11 PM   #112
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Yeah i've gone
128gb gskill falcon > 500gb samsung 850
275 > 460 > 970 (the 460 was done via warrenty 275 > 460 replacement with EVGA)
cpu 920 > X5670
ram 6gb > 18gb

So overall I've actually got a lot of life out of it, if i can only be so lucky to get that many upgrades out of my next system.

I do love having the hex core, i don't think i could go back to a quad core, but at the same time i don't need deca cores
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Old 17th July 2017, 10:42 PM   #113
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I love my hex core. I can devote two cores to a Windows VM and still have four cores available for my Linux host OS, upgrading to a newer hex core is diminishing returns for the $$ outlaid IMO and I'm still not sold on the AMD Ryzen.

I'll keep my X5675 for a little bit yet I think, I may slowly start accumulating parts for an upgrade, definately in no rush!
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Old 18th July 2017, 4:14 PM   #114
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My whole computer is ancient. The only decent hardware it contains is the SSD, which is just the Evo850.

The CPU is a Core2Duo and the GPU is ancient!

I'm thinking of ditching everything but the SSD and building a Ryzen 5 and Vega system in the next few months...
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Old 18th July 2017, 5:08 PM   #115
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Gone are the days of seriously considering a new pc with every second release of MS Office and OS lol.

Since the last days of Core unless you're a hardcore gamer, serious designer or an engineer, haven't really seen the need other than, the mandatory SSD and more RAM.

I think back to my last upgrade from coreduo to IVY I could have delayed.
I was fooled into thinking native USB3, Sata3 and ACHI/TRIM was really needed.

Thinking back to my last machine, upgrading via a PCIE USB3 card and just using ssd on ide/sata2 without trim would have been fine lol.

And as a casual gamer I could have just upgraded the GPU a few times and saved a bucket load
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Old 18th July 2017, 5:18 PM   #116
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SATA2 is fine for the most part, no trim is very bad, but its just firmware and OS for the most part, i was an early adopter my gskill falcon as above as ~$400 and worth every cent, i even received it before TRIM on the original idalinx controller and yes it was bad, had to flash to fix (maybe format) prior to that i was doing manual trim, before that i was using raptors, i was very aware of the latency slowdown caused by drive access
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Old 18th July 2017, 7:28 PM   #117
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You just get an m.2 to pci-e adapter and you're good to go, don't even worry about SATA.
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About 7 years old, it's the sweet spot for dollar vs power, talking about power I put L series Xeon cpus in everything too. My current machine even at 7 years old has so much desktop worthy power I wont need to upgrade it at all for at least 10 years.

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Old 19th July 2017, 2:47 PM   #119
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I recently upgraded from:

i7-860, 2x2GB DDR3, HD5770

to:

i5-7600, 2x8GB DDR4, 1080ti

For a while, I installed a 1060 + 850evo 500gb in the old system and it still seemed plenty fast for most things I did, lol.
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Old 20th July 2017, 1:57 PM   #120
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Wow! I've never had a motherboard die. You are an unlucky bugger!
Do you use them long enough to give them a chance to die?

I try and use hardware until they fail

Had 4 total MB failures:
- A pair of Epox MBs (good old days) fail completely due to caps
- 1 gigabyte board die (24/7 FTP fileserver use for roughly 10 years)
- 1 gigabyte board die because my watercooling loop leaked and shorted the thing out. It kept working with some faulty ram slots for another 3 years until it failed all together.
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