How old is your current Intel PC platform?

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

  1. Matthew kane

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    Zen 2 would be a nice 40-60% performance bump.
     
  2. Hotrod2go

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    Yes indeed, once a tweaker.. always a tweaker. :thumbup:
     
  3. terrabyte

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    6800K here, feel no need to change it currently :)
     
  4. PiNoY

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    2500k
     
  5. Mjollnir

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    i3 2120, i5 3570k and a 4790k. No need to upgrade, things still feel snappy as ever.
     
  6. Perko

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    Still using the 5820k as a heater, I think I can see a 3700X or 3800X in my near future though.
     
  7. The Sentinel

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    Still using for a daily driver the Xeon E7 v2-4930 from 2013 that I bought in preparation for the Star Citizen alpha.
     
  8. Crash Dummy

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    I'm going backwards here. I had a Z170A and i7 6700K. I picked up a A320 mobo and Ryzen 5 2400G on the extreme cheap for the gaming machine, the productivity rig is now a X79 currently with a i7 3820, so 4c8t 3.66ghz Sandy Bridge-E and I've got a Xeon E5 2687W (8c16t 3.1Ghz 20MB L2 Cache) part on the way. I'm looking forward to it.

    I've also got a X58A with a i7 950. That one has a Xeon W3680 on it's way to play with.

    Obviously the X58A and X79 don't support ECC. I'm not worried.
     
  9. ju2au

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    Brought the i3-3220 in early 2013 with the thought that it will just be a "stop-gap" measure as I was still in the belief that processing power will keep advancing at a rapid pace. Finally, in 2015, I switched out the CPU for a i7-2600 upgrade as I finally concluded that we are only going to get 5%-10% improvements with each iteration.

    Still happy with the i7-2600 as I mostly play undemanding games in 1080p resolution and satisfied with 60fps.
     
  10. WishBone17

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    Im PC Less.. Life been a bit financially stressful past few years, sold my old system (3770k and GTX 780) and haven't really been able to afford a rigg. I kinda miss it but I don't if that make sense. Found other things to keep me occupied in Life.
    Gym, Woman, Netflix. Work..

    But I want to get back into it one day. When I get my shit together.
     
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  11. Crash Dummy

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    Sorry to hear it buddy. I know the feeling though. If you wanted to get another PC you can genuinely build a proper useful gaming PC for bugger all using used and refurb parts. YouTuber Tech Yes City's philosophy for recycling in my opinion is awesome for helping people on a budget get up and running and also for the environment.

    Check it out :) if nothing else you might be entertained to see how hardware you though would be antiquated and useless are actually genuinely useful for not only gaming but real productivity too.
     
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  12. Hotrod2go

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    "... as a heater"
    They use to make those jokes about AMD's FX series, especially the 8xxx series! :lol:
     
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  13. Perko

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    Yeah the 5820k runs a stock TDP of 140W, and I'm sure not running it stock lol.
     
  14. flu!d

    flu!d Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS

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    I did the same, I went backwards and don't really regret it at all. I sold all my newer rigs and kept the Dell T5500 with dual X5675's, 24GB of ECC DDR3, m.2 SSD, 2 x 1TB spinners connected via SATA 3 and 980Ti and couldn't be happier. I might upgrade to a new graphics card just so I can play the newly released RTX Doom II (with RTX disabled).

    I never actually moved off my Dell to the newer rigs, there was no real drive to do so as the T5500 did everything I wanted and then some.
     
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  15. dr_deathy

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    3930K dropped her memory channels.... very sad, built a i7 2600 system out of shit in the office and waiting for the 3950X.

    Funny thing is the 2600 plays the games i need. In pubg she runs 100% but im still getting 100FPS so meh.
     
  16. PrawnBoy

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    3750k here still going strong. It's been in my storage unit for 6 months, bet it will still chug along fine when I pull it out!
     
  17. the_antipop

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    Just chucked a X3363 in an old Dell Optiplex 760 from work. Paired it with 8GB ram and 2x 4tb hdds. It's chugging along nicely, and plex streaming 4k is FAR better than the dual core that was in it.
    Also got another old Optiplex 760 from work, decked it out with a Q6700, 8GB ram and a GT 730. Ready to sell that bad boy on Gumtree.

    Crazy how cheap the old LGA 775 cpus are on Aliexpress. Got the x3363 for $16, and the Q6700 for $18.
     
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  18. Nitephyre

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    Still rocking the sigrig. 2600K life.
     
  19. PrawnBoy

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    Oh boy not fun!
    I have an i7 970 system at work we're upgrading soon. It's not much, but it could be helpful? If you want it at the point when the long overdue ones come hit me up I'll see what I can do!
    i7 970
    24gb ram
    ??? GPU think its a quadro lol but I might have something a bit less workstation around.
     

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