Discussion in 'Intel x86 CPUs and chipsets' started by Utetopia, May 26, 2017.
october 2009 is when I got mine i think.
i5-750 @ 3.5ghz from late 2009... winner!
graphics card went from 4870 -> 6950 -> 650ti (the 6950 was dying) -> r9 280x.
definitely no more graphics card upgrades for this rig, the next upgrade will be a system.
X58 and X79 platforms. No hurry to upgrade the X58. Runs all the games I play like a champ with the R9 390
E5 1620 v3
I think I got it in 2014 or 2015.
Paired with 64GB of DDR4 and a pair of Intel 750 NVMe SSDs - can't really fault it performance-wise
Shuttle SX79R5 August 2012?
i7 3930K, 32gb DDR3.
Changed SSDs & Video Cards several times... and PSU once.
But *touch wood, CPU & Mobo still going strong.
Nope! I have a Q9550 from 2008 that is still running great, overclocked to 3.4ghz. DDR2 RAM and everything. It's a beast.
Your sig rig is older.
I only upgraded from the I7-860 in my sig in the past month. I've had it since late 2009 from memory. I was surprised it kept up for as long as it did.
I7-4770, 24Gig RAM.
According to the invoice, purchased 26/9/2013: that's just shy of 4 years ago. Hell I didn't think it was that long ago!!!
I've doubled the size of the SSD (M-Sata 250 to 500 - the old one suddenly shat itself a month or so ago.) Put a GTX970 when they became available.
Hanging onto it for a while, as anything new will be Win10 .
I've no desire to upgrade either: this one still seems plenty fast enough. Then again my daily driver home office machine is a 10 year old rebuilt Q6600 You'd be surprised at how well they've held up, if the OS is tweaked enough.
Indeed it is, but I just sold it!
X79 encoding/games PC, bought in Nov 2016, second owner
Z77 spare PC, was my main PC from mid 2012 until the X79 upgrade in Nov 2016
Z77 HTPC, recently built to replace an ageing G45/775 box
Sandy Bridge for life
My main platform is a X200t with a 1.86GHz mobile c2d, 8Gb ram and 300Gb SSD, still does everything I ask it to. Honestly word/excel/youtube/web surfing are completely fine.
My grunt platform is X79 with octocore xeon and 64Gb ram. It never gets turned on though, instead I use my ITX i5-3330S rig, literally because it sits on top of my desk and I can reach its buttons and ports faster than bending down to the full tower case.
I generally upgrade because something is starting to fail. I got sick of that last time (2014) and bought a old-but-unused server board and a pair of Xeon L5640s (same core as the i7 970, but much lower clock speed and power). I'm expecting this one to give quite a few more years of solid use.
that mobo in your sig.. do you actually have that?
because if so, I'm pretty much needing that exact model - would I be able to to tempt you with a side-grade? Trade for another dual s1366 mobo? PM me if interested!
Like... 2 years now I think.
My aim was to get at least 3 out of it, Ryzen may have changed that plan but it's still ticking along nicely for my needs (present day anyway)
My main rig was purchased on 23/08/11, Clevo P150HM with an i7 2720QM.
I've built a few machines since then but I keep coming back to that laptop as my main. Still lanning with it actually as well.
It's seen a few upgrades though, from 8GB to 20GB, 256GB SSD to 1TB SSD, new GPU, LCD, and have a 2960XM I can put in as soon as I can power it.
my old rig, built April 2010
i7 980X / x58a-UD7 / 12GB dom gt 2000mhz / 2 x HD5970 quad xfire
was like $7-8k back then haha.
My brother still using it now with GTX970 SLI (HD5970's died a while ago)
in terms of performance at 1080p, barely any difference between his 980x and my 7700K (GTX970 SLI vs GTX1080)
X58 still a very solid gaming platform.
Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66 Ghz, O/C to 3.15. Pretty hardcore machine in 2008! 4Gb RAM, upgraded to a GTX-460 I won from OCAU for Folding and someone gave me an SSD. Being a student for 9 years sucks.
I have always scoffed a bit at the importance people put on CPUs, mine works perfectly well for everyday tasks and runs most of my games well enough to play them. Having said that, the CPU has certainly become the bottleneck in my system. GTA5 does not run smooth and some of my city building games like Cities Skylines start to bog down when the city gets really large.
Someday I'll grab a cheap i5 system off Gumtree or something and it will feel like I've just stepped into an Aston Martin
From 2012, I think the days of needing wholesale changes in PC are long gone, unless your into PC gadgets or work actually does require it.
My 3770k is clocked @4.5ghz but I had it running for few years at 5ghz when I first bought it, so it have plenty of grunt.
Upgraded GTX760 to GTX970 first it came out.
Now dont think I will upgrade anything unless something dies other buy few 2tb SSD and retire the LSI card when it becomes less than $400
Almost 5 years, ordered Oct 2012. (rig in sig) Obviously the video card is the odd one out. The sound card is even older.
It has been a pretty trusty rig, still going strong. I'll probably have a good look at 2nd gen Ryzen when that is released and the competing Intel CPUs at that time. I'm glad to see some competition finally.
Really the only feature that I would love to have is PCIE M.2 SSDs but that can wait.