How old is your current Intel PC platform?

Discussion in 'Intel x86 CPUs and chipsets' started by Utetopia, May 26, 2017.

  1. Utetopia

    Utetopia Member

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    I was trudging thru my old online purchases the other day and found out i bought my primary PC in May of 2012. I included a 5870 and have since upgraded that to a 7970 and now 1080. Nothing else has been changed.

    Usually this is something i'd have swapped out every 2 years.

    Anyway I'm wondering how many ppl here are still running their old Sandy and Ivy Bridge machines? Do you normally wait this long to move on? Do you have prospects for upgrading?
     
  2. Matthew kane

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    Won't be upgrading my CPU/Mobo platform anytime soon, probably upgrade graphics card but that is it.
     
  3. Bold Eagle

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    I still have a 2600K on a Z68 in 2011 after finishing my latest tertiary qualification (Cert IV in ICT). Video card has been upgraded 5 times and more RAM added (8>>16GB) and frankly I think the latest AMD is the only thing that will give a possible performance hit >5% that is.
     
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  4. timace

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    I've still got my first custom build, an i5-2500k, I think I purchased it in mid-2011.

    As I don't do any gaming with it, it does the job just fine to this day. Have replaced drives, installed an SSD and a GT630.

    In fact, I only began overclocking it last month.
     
  5. power

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    Going to hit 5 years in a weeks time. Started with a 670, upgraded to a 980 and now onto a 1080Ti. No hurry to upgrade it. Only thing I updated was to an SSD then a bigger SSD.
     
  6. VirtualNinja

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    2600k & a Z68 Deluxe. 3 GPU upgrades 6870 to GTX770 to 980ti.:thumbup:
     
  7. Hater

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    Good 'ol Ivy Bridge.

    I throw multiple VM's at it every day and crunch big text files with it every week - Never ever a slow down.

    It's all jammed within a laptop chassis too! 5 years old this year and no upgrade needed in the near future, unheard of 5 years ago.

    It'll only happen once 32GB becomes available everywhere on common laptops that are capable of running OS X (and I don't mean Apple laptops)
     
  8. Pemalite

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    Still got my 3930K rig from like 5+ years ago. Still runs everything I throw at it.
    Still able to give the latest CPU's a run for their money.

    Only thing I have upgraded is the GPU's and the SSD. The OCZ Vertex 2 64GB (You know that super unreliable SSD?) gave up the ghost about a month ago after 6-7 years of use.

    LGA 2066 might bring the goods finally though?

    ****

    Got my old Core 2 Quad rig hanging around as well, which is like 10 years old, same 4GB DDR2 single channel Ram. Only upgraded the GPU and sprinkled some SSD love. Happily runs Overwatch. :thumbup:
     
  9. power

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    I only replaced my secondary C2Q system as the board was getting a bit flaky and I bought a good i5 bundle here which is the mini version of my main pc.
     
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  10. brainstew

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    I have a 17" laptop with a i7 3615QM 2.3-3.1GHz quad core CPU which I have owned since 2013. Hasn't let me down in terms of raw processing speed. The GPU is an Geforce 650m which is quite weak for gaming, and unfortunately not upgradable which has tempted me into looking into the Gigabyte Aero 14" which has a Geforce 1060.

    I think modern PC platforms can do a bit better in terms of latency. Not sure if it's my CPU, RAM or SSD... or Chrome.
     
  11. th3_hawk

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    Sounds similar to mine... except mine is a Mac :p

    Intel i7 3740QM @ 2.7GHz (speedboost to 3.7GHz)
    NVidia GT 650M
    16GB RAM
    512GB SSD

    Still working as a daily without any thought about a new one. Ever since the first of the 'core iX' series of CPUs PC's have really got fast enough for the average person not to need an upgrade unless they game or do something that stresses the CPU (like video work) or their current one breaks. Of course an SSD is key to the longevity of those old machines though!


    My son's gaming rig is AMD based is getting on a bit these days (AMD Phenom II X6 1090T). Still works very well for what he plays but it's at a point where I don't know if it's worth updating the GPU alone or if it's time to drop in a new everything.
     
  12. partybear

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    I'm still using a i7 860 but I did upgrade graphics card 3-4 times.
     
  13. Bold Eagle

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    You would get a big hit to a Sandy Bridge build (2xxx series) but nothing significant after that.
     
  14. hsv2000

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    Still stuck on my i5 2500k @ 4.7ghz from so long ago...
    The longest I've had a PC in service since I began mucking around with computers 20 years+
     
  15. Ratzz

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    Most of mine is less than 6 months old and already nearly outdated.. :lol:

    I wish they'd stop making new goodies for awhile.
     
  16. flu!d

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    X5675 on the X58 platform as my daily driver with 24GB of ram and a 2700k @ 4.8 with a 980Ti @ 1500 as my gamer.

    No need to upgrade, that'd just be spending money....For the sake of spending money.
     
  17. alfster

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    I'm on a 2600k @ 4GHZ & an RX 480 8 GHZ card. I'm coming off long term use of an AMD 1055T & RX 290 card machine, so this computer is great to me, certainly won't be changing anything until this one can't play the latest games.
     
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  18. Matthew kane

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    Well both my 680's gone using a much older fermi (toaster) gtx465 unlocked to a full gtx470 and hoping to pick up a gtx980 ti this weekend.
     
  19. ae00711

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    dual s1366 with X5687's (4C/8T @ 3.6), 48GB ram, 500GB SSD. Even rocking an ancient Creative X-Fi Elite Pro!
     
  20. PeakOC

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    The core of my system is still the same from when I first built it back in early 2013. That is 3770K @ 4.4ghz, Sabertooth Z77 & 16gb DDR3 RAM. Been acouple GPU upgrades (GTX680 to 780 to 980) and 1 case/colour scheme overhaul. No plans on upgrading CPU just yet, maybe in another year or two. 1080ti and monitor upgrade first though;)
     

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