Discussion in 'Intel x86 CPUs and chipsets' started by Utetopia, May 26, 2017.
2 years. Either the motherboard killed the cpu or the cpu and/or board are dead. Still under warranty, so I'm RMA and sell them most likely. i7 6800k and asus strix x99 gaming.
My main workhorse is still an i7-920
With the millions you make on OCAU why not upgrade?
You have entirely mis-understood the independent web-publishing business.
Actually I built a fairly beefy i5 gaming machine a couple of years ago but haven't got around to migrating to it for day to day stuff yet. Good for video editing tho.
Had an i5 3570K a while back, thought i'd try the intel HEDT stuff to improve performance in X-Plane 10/11...
Got an i7-6800K on a Z99 board with Sammy 950 Pro SSD and 32GB RAM.
Was not noticeably faster than my ol i5 in practical terms, sure, it smashed benchmarks ok and was great at CPU encoding.
Gave up on it and took a loss selling it off, went back to an i5-6600K (would have stuck with my i5 3570K if i could have, but it was gone).
Ultimately there is new performance with each generation...... just not much of it.
Seeing everywhere people running older core i5/i7 gear with great success.
If someone were to have such gear and think it inadequate 16GB of ram and an SSD with a new windows install would make it fly.
Even the 8th gen i3 is a legit choice now it has 4 real cores, still not huge real world gains from having 6+ cores.
I think my 6600K will last me years to come. (watch my sig change next week)
Drop a Xeon 6 core chip and it will go for another 5 years
3770k with vega 56,
Have a feeling come July It will become the misses pc and I'll get a nice shiny new zen2 based cpu.
Just moved my 6950x on.... Just wasn't using it.
Still rocking the 5820k, I think the next generation/late in the year will see me move, not sure whether it'll be Intel or AMD at this stage.
my daily rig is a
2600K with P67 Extreme 4 and 16gb of ram... had to replace the motherboard.. with a B3 stepping, when the sata fiasco emerged..
Else.. its had a couple of SSD upgrades.. currently a 480gb Sandisk Ultra and 3TB spinning disk.. and made it through a number of videocards to the current Gtx1070 and a 43" Dell 4K screen..
Its currently not overclocked..
I planned. many upgrades previous.. but just never get around to it..
Two of the kids are sporing X99 gear.. and youngest a more basic haswell...
I've got plenty of faster and better gear lying around.. but don't feel the need.. or quite have the time to migrate everything across...
The machine works.. and I try not the fiddle with it..
Main PC... wow, 6 years old now.
CPU Intel i5-3470
MB ASUS P8Z77-M
Video ASUS GTX 1060 3Gb
SSD1 Mushkin Reactor 1TB
SSD2 Crucial MX500 2TB
SSD3 Crucial MX500 2TB
HD1 Seagate 4TB
Similar setup for HTPC - i5-3470s
I'm looking to upgrade this year...
Still got 2 socket 1156 boards in pristine condition. Was bored yesterday so got my old i7-860 out & put it back into it's Gigabyte P55A-UD6 (C) mobo.
24 phase vrm on that old board!
Set it up for some retro action..
The "333" marketing back then got me in!
heh I love upgrading PC, it's kinda my hobby.
Just finished building 9900K system, had 8809G, 8700K, 7700K, 5775C, 4790S, 4670, 2500K before that.
not quite the same, but i just swapped my lian li pc 60 case, for another lian li pc 60 in black instead of silver.
still using this one. lian li pc-60 plus...the side panels are sitting on the verandah....for at least 10 years now. and now i have funky mobo rgb !
Nice, the same as mine, just different front fan setup.
I did the swap because i couldn't find silver bay covers anymore and i found a black usb 3.0 x7 5.25 bay.
and it's working well
never short of a port to quickly plug something in, whether it be phone cable, usb stick ect:
that's cool man. ive been looking at getting a usb 3 hub. ...but just one of those luxuries i dont really need. there's a gen2 hub with a type c plug in it that ive been eyeing orff.
I actually found a spare bay cover a while back but i've now lost it again amongst the shitpile i call my bedroom.
still using the ol 2600K, bloody solid machine - particularly due to my completely fubaring windows update at some point. I haven't come to a failed "update" requiring a reinstall in a few years now.
4790K, still doing pretty well! Thinking about replacing soon though, maybe Zen 2?