How old is your current Intel PC platform?

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

  1. zero_velocity

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    I got a 4790k and 2x r9 290's completely watercooled.

    Since the day I built it, I intended to overclock it, but honestly even to this day, on a 4k screen, it runs everything fantastically.

    Only reason I have the 4790k was because the motherboard of my 83XX bulldozer chip thing shit itself, so took the opportunity to nab a new mobo & cpu.

    So tldr i have no need to change anything in the foreseeable future.
     
  2. ultramax_99

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    Went from i7-2600, z68 chipset, 512gb 840 Samsung SSD, 16GB ram toa i7-7700, z270 chipset, 1tb 960 evo NVME, 32gb ram... about 2.5 weeks ago..
     
  3. trevor68

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    2012, new build before christmas, will be a lot to choose from by then. :thumbup:
     
  4. Copie

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    Still rocking a 3930k, R4E, 16gb Gskill Ripjaw ram.

    Has had numerous upgrades over the years, mainly SSD (upgraded from a pair of 128gb OCZ Vertex LE's to a 960gb Cruical SSD) GPU's (from 4x480's to a single 1080) and cases, started off with a Lian Li A70F to a Caselabs TH10 (first one in the country in gloss white) to a NZXT H440

    Probably wont upgrade the core components any time soon, i barely use it and it still runs pretty much everything no problems, will probably keep it until it dies.
     
  5. GTR27

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    i'm still rocking an i7-860 running at ~3.8ghz and 8gb ram all these years later.

    Can still play games without issue (have an ATI 6970).

    I'll get around to making a new PC one of these days, but am time poor at the moment, so gaming is a long way down the list of priorities :(
     
  6. lazyboy1984

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    Big fan of your low TPD choices :thumbup:
     
  7. akashra

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    I upgraded to an i7 6700 late last year only because my Z77 motherboard carked it - which was running a 3770. I'd had that since I got my i7 920, which I also replaced because the motherboard started having issues with the integrated sound.
     
  8. flu!d

    flu!d Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS

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    Wow! I've never had a motherboard die. You are an unlucky bugger! :Paranoid:
     
  9. wintermute000

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    i7-4790 on the classic CM hyper 212 EVO, Asrock z97 pro-4, 32gb RAM, MSI GTX1060 Gaming-X, 2x Samsung 840EVO SSD with an Asus VG248 24” 1080p@144hz.

    Handles everything I do without breaking stride, will be waiting for the dust to settle from coffee lake before even contemplating an upgrade. Likely hold out for at least another 12-18 months, everything's still high detail 1080p@>60. I only do light dev/VM work on it as I have a dual Xeon whitebox lab server for the heavy lifting so as desktop performance is a given for anything modern >i5 with an SSD, the only impetus really is gaming / tinkering and I don't have much time for that these days.

    Next upgrade probably an ultrawide or 27“ 1440p. I'm not giving back 144hz so waiting for that tech to trickle down more
     
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  10. evilasdeath

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    also on X58 with a X56xx? not sure which i forget. 18gb of ram. 970.

    Currently investigating an upgrade, i want an upgrade but don't need an upgrade. Researching X299 and ryzen, i don't think i really want to go back to a 4core part, but i don't want to pay out the nose either.
     
  11. flu!d

    flu!d Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS

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    I've been thinking the same, but honestly, my X5675 still does everything I need and more.

    At least you've got a 970, I'm still running a GTX670 FTW. I think my next upgrade will be a GTX1060.
     
  12. evilasdeath

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    Yeah i've gone
    128gb gskill falcon > 500gb samsung 850
    275 > 460 > 970 (the 460 was done via warrenty 275 > 460 replacement with EVGA)
    cpu 920 > X5670
    ram 6gb > 18gb

    So overall I've actually got a lot of life out of it, if i can only be so lucky to get that many upgrades out of my next system.

    I do love having the hex core, i don't think i could go back to a quad core, but at the same time i don't need deca cores
     
  13. flu!d

    flu!d Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS

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    I love my hex core. I can devote two cores to a Windows VM and still have four cores available for my Linux host OS, upgrading to a newer hex core is diminishing returns for the $$ outlaid IMO and I'm still not sold on the AMD Ryzen.

    I'll keep my X5675 for a little bit yet I think, I may slowly start accumulating parts for an upgrade, definately in no rush!
     
  14. bunnybash

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    My whole computer is ancient. The only decent hardware it contains is the SSD, which is just the Evo850.

    The CPU is a Core2Duo and the GPU is ancient!

    I'm thinking of ditching everything but the SSD and building a Ryzen 5 and Vega system in the next few months...
     
  15. ipv6ready

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    Gone are the days of seriously considering a new pc with every second release of MS Office and OS lol.

    Since the last days of Core unless you're a hardcore gamer, serious designer or an engineer, haven't really seen the need other than, the mandatory SSD and more RAM.

    I think back to my last upgrade from coreduo to IVY I could have delayed.
    I was fooled into thinking native USB3, Sata3 and ACHI/TRIM was really needed.

    Thinking back to my last machine, upgrading via a PCIE USB3 card and just using ssd on ide/sata2 without trim would have been fine lol.

    And as a casual gamer I could have just upgraded the GPU a few times and saved a bucket load
     
  16. evilasdeath

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    SATA2 is fine for the most part, no trim is very bad, but its just firmware and OS for the most part, i was an early adopter my gskill falcon as above as ~$400 and worth every cent, i even received it before TRIM on the original idalinx controller and yes it was bad, had to flash to fix (maybe format) prior to that i was doing manual trim, before that i was using raptors, i was very aware of the latency slowdown caused by drive access
     
  17. flu!d

    flu!d Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS

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    You just get an m.2 to pci-e adapter and you're good to go, don't even worry about SATA.:thumbup:
     
  18. elfoam

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    About 7 years old, it's the sweet spot for dollar vs power, talking about power I put L series Xeon cpus in everything too. My current machine even at 7 years old has so much desktop worthy power I wont need to upgrade it at all for at least 10 years.
     
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  19. Scandrew

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    I recently upgraded from:

    i7-860, 2x2GB DDR3, HD5770

    to:

    i5-7600, 2x8GB DDR4, 1080ti

    For a while, I installed a 1060 + 850evo 500gb in the old system and it still seemed plenty fast for most things I did, lol.
     
  20. lazyboy1984

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    Do you use them long enough to give them a chance to die?

    I try and use hardware until they fail :D

    Had 4 total MB failures:
    - A pair of Epox MBs (good old days) fail completely due to caps
    - 1 gigabyte board die (24/7 FTP fileserver use for roughly 10 years)
    - 1 gigabyte board die because my watercooling loop leaked and shorted the thing out. It kept working with some faulty ram slots for another 3 years until it failed all together.
     
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