How old is your current Intel PC platform?

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

  1. flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

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    I dunno, I think if the system you're currently running does everything you expect of it and does so reliably and is snappy in daily use - There comes a point where you're just spending money for no real reason. TBH, I don't care for power consumption and this is coming from someone that never turns their PC off, my uptime is measured in months.

    I've got faster PC's here, they don't really interest me.

    However, if I was to look at upgrading, I'd probably look at AMD for sure.
     
  2. demiurge3141

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    Power consumption means fan noise and heat. The old x58 would heat up the room.
     
  3. Hotrod2go

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    You legend! LGA775 was my learning ground for overclocking fun back then... still got multiple working mobos with this socket in storage. :D
     
  4. flu!d

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    X5675's only have a 75w TDP. They're not that bad, current CPU temp is 32 degrees.
     
  5. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    As good a reason as any :p
     
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  6. demiurge3141

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    It's the whole lot, chipset, old less efficient vrms, and I need to overclock to 4Ghz+ to get acceptable gaming performance, powerdraw grows exponentially at that point.
     
  7. flu!d

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    I'm not overclocked, my gaming performance is fine and I'm not even running Windows. Most of my games run under Lutris and Proton with perfectly acceptable performance.

    As stated, I never turn this PC off and the difference on the power bill isn't that noticeable. I'm not going to spend money like a good little consumer just to spend money on something I really don't need, especially with the economy the way it is. The governors under Linux do a good job at keeping power demands in check anyway.
     
  8. demiurge3141

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    Sure, for some people even an 775 era pentium with SSD would be enough. I just enjoy my cooler room in the summer while I play more current games which are not available on linux.
     
  9. flu!d

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    80% of my games library is available under Linux, in many cases games run better under Linux than they do under Windows. However, a 775 era PC is stretching things a little far.

    CPU temp rarely varies from 32 degrees at idle to 42 degrees under load as few titles are CPU limited anymore, most of the heat is generated by my 980Ti.
     
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    Upgraded today to a 10900K and a Rog Strix 490-E Gaming.....so I'm current for now.....probably not for long though :p
     
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    my 4690k is going to struggle keeping up with 2 2080ti's.... if I get around to installing them
     
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    You have two 2080ti's sitting around not being used? :wired:
     
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    still boxed.... they are only a few weeks old :p
     
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    I'd have them installed withn half an hour of arriving if it were me :lol:
     
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    Earlier in the year, found a 2700K so replaced my 2500K with it. Gave son old GTX670 and bought a GTX970 for myself. Other than those changes, because the only game I'm into now is Genshin Impact, the system in the sig is still doing fine.
     
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    With 6 babies under our roof time, free time to do the required work without the constant dribble coming from 2 of the eldest babies sporting noise cancelling headphones is impossible.
     
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    I’m looking to potentially replace my Q9300 based system. I had to refer to wiki, it was released Mar 2008.

    I should’ve thought to have done this at the beginning of the pandemic, I might have enjoyed tinkering with a new system at home instead of picking up an online gambling habit, but I digress... looks like I might want to jump on the trend of RGB all of the things!1!! Case fans, AIO CPU cooler fans, RAM sticks even.
     
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    Still running the X58 Xeon with 24GB Memory 2x SSD system with a 1080GTX. Would be nice to upgrade to get the full benefit of the 1080gtx but i think its working fine for now :D
     
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    this guide popped up in my recommendations, YT remembers what I was doing 8 years ago. lol

     
  20. MR CHILLED

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    Definitely AIO, no fans, less clutter, quieter :thumbup:
     
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