How old is your current Intel PC platform?

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

  1. sebbyreddan

    sebbyreddan Member

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    Still running a 4930K with 32G Ram and a 780Ti from the end of 2013.

    I have contemplated getting a 1080Ti but I have yet to see the need as I am only running a 1080p monitor.
     
  2. Deano_20802

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    I'm still running several 2500k setups with 8GB or 16GB and various GPU's up to 1070's. This includes my main PC since I gave my beast to my brother and I haven't decided what to upgrade to yet.

    I've got almost a dozen C2Q and C2D systems still in use for less demanding duties, which with 8GB, a FSB OC and tight MCH timings plus a SSD still perform well in many situations.
     
  3. lazyboy1984

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    Same here, circa 2011 I think?

    2500k, Z77 chipset mobo which is slightly newer.

    Also have a Intel system of 2004 vintage that's still running great for my classic games from the same period. :D
     
  4. Matthew kane

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    Very surprised how many people still rocking it out with there 2500-2600k SB systems.
     
  5. theSeekerr

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    Daily driver is an i5 750 purchased July 2010. It would probably be intolerable by now, but it's held a stable 50% overclock for almost 7 years!

    (It's had 2 RAM upgrades, 3 SSD upgrades, and I think it's on its 4th graphics card)

    Definitely a bottleneck, but it's fine for pretty much anything. Just starting to struggle with games in the last year or two.

    Every now and then I think about upgrading, but there's always something else I could spend money on instead.
     
  6. Amran

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    Yup, that just the reality of getting a little older I think! When I was in my early 20's I'd spend thousands each year on PC upgrades. Now I'm married, 3 kids and have been a student for a while so even spending $200 on an entire 2nd hand system is just a fantasy :(

    I think a big part of it is that CPU frequencies have flattened out in the low/mid 4 Ghz range. As long as the game doesn't use multi-threading too much then you can get by with something like my C2D@3.15 Ghz even though it's from 2008! The hidden issue here is that you need to upgrade other parts more often than the CPU, I've gone through 3 GPU's and have added an SSD.
    Yup that's what I mean, 7 year old processor still keeping up with multiple upgrades to IO and graphics!
     
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  7. ck_psy

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    Had until last week an i7 950 1366 LGA system.

    Mobo shat itself so I am on a low end build (pentium g4560).

    I was gonna get the new AMD ryzen 5 but I thought to myself I really don't game much anymore..

    So I have a 2 core 4 thread system..

    Works well enough.

    Spent the difference on new HDDs in case of HDD failure. Gonna retire the oldest HDDs which are 2x 400GB Samsung ones I got from fast eddy back in the day.
     
  8. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Not that old actually, I came across to a I7-6700 from an AMD rig. Probably late last year iirc.
     
  9. theSeekerr

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    I'm running one of those in my server - it's a wonderful little chip, comparable grunt to an i5 2400/2500, but it's cheap, supports ECC RAM, uses piss all power....if I were building an everyday/office PC I'd use one without hesitation.
     
  10. Deano_20802

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    You covered it mate, life's changed and there's not money or time for the type of systems I used to play with.

    With a great 24/7 OC, plenty of RAM, a large SSD and 2x GPU upgrades it's doing rather well in all bar new games, which I don't normally grab until a year or two later anyway.
     
  11. holdennutta

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    i5 4690 from 2014 here.

    Was a pretty middle of the road build then:

    • 64gb SSD
    • GTX770
    • 8gb RAM
    • Mini-ITX case

    Only upgrades since are 250gb SSD and a second hand GTX970 from a mate who upgraded to a 1080 and I moved it to a bigger case. Still plays all the games I regularly play at 60fps with decent enough settings. All at stock too.

    If I do upgrade I'll probably go Ryzen.
     
  12. straiton

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    only upgraded to Haswell Z87 and 4770k April last year.A GTX680 handles graphics for a single 1080 screen.Only thing i have that taxes the GTX, is Arma2 and ETS2.I don't run any recentish games.
    Only thinking about graphics upgrade at the moment.

    Previously ran an Opteron 170 and DFI SLIDR for 10?years
     
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  13. nCrypt

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    great cpu the G4560

    $77 new, paired with a mobo, 16gb ram, and an r9 390, it plays any game i throw at it. Great budget CPU.
     
  14. lazyboy1984

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    Sandy Bridge is like the good old Conroe C2D E8400 or Q6600. People used them way past the usual upgrade cycles.

    I don't do anything too CPU intensive, the occasional game at 1080 isn't much these days and as long as it can do that, I'm happy with it.
     
  15. Matthew kane

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    You mean Wolfdale and Kentsfield. :Pirate:

    But yeah I get what you're saying.

    That said I'm using a SB hexacore myself (sig rig).
     
  16. BurningFeetMan

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    Still kicking with my 2600K
     
  17. oclockforlyfe

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    My DEll desktop PC is from 2006 - E6550 CPU, 6 GB ram, Windows 10. Still does what I need it to do, but I've been using a $320 Dell laptop (N3710 CPU, 4 GB ram, SSD) exclusively as my main machine for about 6 months.
     
  18. pittster

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    I went from a E8400 to a 2600k 6 years ago and apart from a 16gb 2133 Ram upgrade and a Gtx 1070 the 2600k at 4.5ghz still cranks out the frames.

    two great CPU's
     
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  19. kogi

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    nfi how old my system is

    i5-4460
    8gb
    gtx750
    bunch of cheap 40gb and 120gb ssd's

    still quick and snappy so no thoughts of changing anything
     
  20. WJR

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    Currently running a 4690k with no plans to upgrade anytime soon, I upgraded to it from a 2500k which was really a waste of money.
     

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