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i7 930 to i5 2500K ?

Discussion in 'Intel x86 CPUs and chipsets' started by Supachiefauto, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Supachiefauto

    Supachiefauto Member

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    Hey guys,

    Just need some opinions on whether to upgrade and go with from a 930 to a 2500 or even a 2600?

    Thanks heaps.
     
  2. walker_2003

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    Its an upgrade purely because they overclock well if your not planning on overclocking the crap out of the 1155's dont bother, if you are its possible to get 1000mhz more out of a 1155 then some 1366's
     
  3. Shreaver

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    Dude, no. It's not worth the upgrade right now.
     
  4. azalin79

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    I also say no - no value in the $$ spent for the gain in performance imo.

    X58 is still a great socket imo - you have OC your cpu ??
     
  5. Loges811

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    Upgrade? More like downgrade
     
  6. ekeane

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    not worth it

    The x58 (I have a i7 930) is still an awesome platform.

    If anything, in some cases cpu's have gone backwards (although the 2011 looks good!).

    Still, I'd want to next cycle.
     
  7. Jayjay01

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    The only thing i would consider moving from my 930 would be the fact if i found a dirt cheap 980 or 980x or 990x hex core on 1366 will last a decent amount of time.
    You still sticking with a quad core just new platform and tech. Might aswell wait.. but thats just my 2 cents
     
  8. walker_2003

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    yeah 1366 in theory is a better platform and the 1155 is meant to sit under it, but you cant argue with 5.0ghz overclocks.. lets see how many 1366's do that! Im upgrading in June to what ever is best @ the time.
     
  9. aokman

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    except people dont tell you that not all 1155s will do 5ghz and if they do they will need some volts.

    That said i have had my daily 2600k @ 4.6ghz and i like it as a day to day system but i wouldn't go spending money to upgrade to one from a 1366....
     
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    Supachiefauto

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    Cheers guys.
     
  11. Shreaver

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    I imagine that the average user won't even notice the difference between 4.0GHz or 4.6GHz.
     
  12. aokman

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    there is no real difference i think gaming wise, videocard will have the biggest impact.
     
  13. -badlad-

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    As others have said you would be essentially downgrading from an enthusiast platform to a mainstream platform. Much better to hold off until X58's true replacement is here - Ivybridge. Until then blow you money on moar SSD's, monitors and graphics cards for a truly noticable upgrade....;)
     
  14. akashra

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    You'd be going from a HT-enabled 4-core CPU to a 4-core non-HT CPU. If it were me, I'd definitely not do it - I myself have an i7 920.
     
  15. James086

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    X58's true replacement is X79 which has already been released. Ivy bridge is the mainstream replacement for Sandy Bridge.
     
  16. aokman

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    X79 is a replacement yes but hardly worth the upgrade unless your going to fill it with 3-4 videocards...
     

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