How old is your current Intel PC platform?

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  1. flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

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    The only real reason to upgrade to a newer platform from x58 onwards is m.2.

    Apart from that, x58 or a 2600/2700k with a decent GPU will do anything you need and more - Especially when overclocked. That was the initial idea regarding overclocking, to get more for less.

    I haven't upgraded in about 5 generations, in fact I've been playing around with Pentium 3 Tualatin systems all week.
     
  2. Lloyd84

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    2012. I updated then in anticipation of Diablo 3 being released (if only I could go back in time and tell myself not to bother). I started out with a Pentium of some description and a low end Radeon, and since then it's had so many upgrades. GTX 970, Core i5 3570k, 256Gb SSD, and just two weeks ago it went from 8Gb RAM to 16Gb. I had considered upgrading everything, but with RAM and GPU prices the way they are, it just wasn't worth it.
     
  3. Kyorisu

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    i7 950 at 4.2 since whenever that came out but this computer only have 6GB of RAM in it which is the only issue I have at the moment.
     
  4. MUTMAN

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    Ram upgrade should be cheap enough ??
     
  5. Agg

    Agg Lord of the Pings

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    Main PC is still an i7-920 with Radeon 4850. :) No idea what vintage it is. 2009? Added plenty of RAM and SSDs etc over the years, built a more modern PC 2 years ago but CBF moving fully over to it so it was a gaming machine and more recently a mining rig. The trusty i7 keeps on chugging along.
     
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  6. flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

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    As someone still using a Xeon from the same x58 era and someone that's used an i7 920 primarily in the past I love this!
     
  7. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    If only ram was cheap.
     
  8. kooliez

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    I'm running an LGA-1156 Xeon for my gaming rig.
    My laptop is an 8th gen i7.

    The gaming rig:
    X3480 (3.06 @ 3.9GHz) under Deepcool 120mm AIO
    16Gb Patriot DDR3 1600
    Asus Dual GTX 1060 OC (2143/4700) under Corsair H105 + Kraken G12
    240Gb SSD's (x2)

    I would like to be running an X58 Hex Core Xeon, but honestly, for what I do, I don't need 6c/12t and I certainly don't need to spend $260+ on a decent X58 board either.
    Synthetic benchmarks indicate that I'm drastically CPU bottlenecked, but games generally disagree, I see similar performance in 1080p as I do in 1440p in most titles, so I guess the fact that I'm running 1440p is really what saves me from CPU bottlenecks... All the synthetic benchmarks I run @ 1080p

    My current plan is to wait it out for the next generation and buy a used i5 8600K just because the motherboard and CPU are close to 6 years old. Who knows
     
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  10. hawks667

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    Just upgraded from i7 2600k @ 4.6 to i7 8700k @ 4.8..

    Everything feels so much snappier..

    Sandy Bridge is now in the home media box..

    I wonder if i will get as long out of Coffee Lake as i did from Sandy Bridge...
     
  11. flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

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    Did you upgrade to an m.2 SSD?
     
  12. hawks667

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    Not yet...still running with a Samsung 850 Evo as my boot drive...day to day stuff, is it worth it...
     
  13. flu!d

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    850 Evo's are a damn good drive, I'd say just stick with what you've got, although m.2 is substantially faster.

    I just can't see a reason to upgrade my i7 2700k @ 5Ghz. Hell, I rarely use it as it's only a gamer and I don't have a lot of time to play games anymore, so my X5675 x58 system is my daily driver now and I'm more than happy with it's performance and six cores twelve threads is handy for VM's.
     
  14. markf0

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    Still have 2600k but had to replace the Z68 Mobo with Z77 OC 4 GHz, NH-D15 cooler, 16 Gb DDR3 1600,Samsung 840 SSD 500Gb, had 4Gb gtx 770 now runs XFX 8Gb Rx 480 in a NZXT Phantom 530 case, no plans on upgrading anytime
     
  15. flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

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    My good 'ol ASUS Maximus IV Extreme Z's still going strong, been running this 2700k at no less than 4.8 Ghz since day dot.
     
  16. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Probably not going to notice any real world difference.
     
  17. Pemalite

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    * Core 2 Quad Q9650 @ 3.6ghz. 8GB DDR2 1066mhz Ram. nVidia Geforce 1030, 64GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD.
    Handles things like Battlefield 1, Overwatch etc' with lowered settings just fine. - About... 10 years old? Still got years of life left in her still.

    * Core i7 3930K, 32GB DDR3 1866mhz Ram, Radeon RX 580 8GB, 750GB Crucial SSD.
    Handles everything I want at 1440P, 60fps with max settings. - About 7 years old?

    Want to upgrade, just don't see a point yet, not from a price/performance perspective anyway.
     
  18. Kyorisu

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    I grabbed 2x fresh sticks of 8GB to tide me over (MSY not cheap but quick). There are a few applications that would benefit from an upgrade but not worth the whole expense right now. I like how the 1080ti (upgrade over a 970 I gave to my little brother) I bought last years costs a few hundred more now.
     
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  19. Hater

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    I finally upgraded from Ivy Bridge to....

    Ivy Bridge. :lol:

    Old: 3632QM
    New: 3615QM

    Wait, that's actually a downgrade.

    Damn.
     
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  20. isaaus

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    I am still running following:

    Main rig, Haswell i7-4930MX, more than enough performance for me :thumbup:
    Secondary laptop, i3-330M, hot and slow, but does the job :lol:
     

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