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    Worth upgrading ?

    Seeing as theres quite a bit in the market at the moment is it worth upgrading ?

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    Re: Worth upgrading ?

    what doesn't it do that you want it to?
    You can always overclock your E6600 a bit.

    I'm holding off until i7/i5 get cheaper, 775 is a dead end now.

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    Re: Worth upgrading ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF View Post
    what doesn't it do that you want it to?
    You can always overclock your E6600 a bit.

    I'm holding off until i7/i5 get cheaper, 775 is a dead end now.
    Ah buff its been a while ! (kustom pc forum).

    All i do with it is game..but @ 1920x1080.

    you not a fan of the am2, am3 cpu's ? Just built a X4 940 based system for my mate, thing flies !

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    Re: Worth upgrading ?

    I've got too many systems (not all in sig) AMD & Intel all of which do what I need them to atm so I don't see the point in upgrading just for the sake of change.
    >More money to spend on other interests.

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    Re: Worth upgrading ?

    I notice a number of Kustom Forum members post on Bit Tech as well

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    Re: Worth upgrading ?

    Quote Originally Posted by modd1uk View Post
    Ah buff its been a while ! (kustom pc forum).

    All i do with it is game..but @ 1920x1080.

    you not a fan of the am2, am3 cpu's ? Just built a X4 940 based system for my mate, thing flies !
    Based on that the only thing that you might want to upgrade is your GPU, as really for gaming you dont need a better CPU than what you have.

    However I am holding onto my 8800GT until the newer DX11 cards begin to surface, or untill a 4870X2 drops to such a low price that I am lured to buying it! :-)

    I currently game at a slightly higher res than 1920x1080 and dont have any difficulties...but then again, I dont play Crysis.

    As previously suggested, you can OC your CPU if you want to get a bit more out of it. However I recently OC my Q6600 to 3.6GHZ and didnt notice any performance difference from the stock 2.4GHZ.

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