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Windows 7: Help about new upgrade

30 Jul 2012   #31
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / 10 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks Steve. Yes, I'm happy with it.


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30 Jul 2012   #32
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm probably too late to the party, but I would suggest not buying anything and save your money. Wait until you can upgrade to a point where it will be a noticeable difference. Buying parts over time isn't going to help much either, as you would likely get the same board cheaper, or a better board for the same price down the road.

To me, it's wasted money unless you are making a sizeable step up in performance.
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31 Jul 2012   #33
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I'm probably too late to the party, but I would suggest not buying anything and save your money. Wait until you can upgrade to a point where it will be a noticeable difference. Buying parts over time isn't going to help much either, as you would likely get the same board cheaper, or a better board for the same price down the road.

To me, it's wasted money unless you are making a sizeable step up in performance.
I just sold my old parts, and buy new, more powerfull. I didn't add my money there.

Before I haved MSI G41M-F which is also low end mobo, but this one is good because it's with DDR3 and LGA1155. DDR3 ram is cheap, and cpu's are much better.

That's why I do this upgrade.
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31 Jul 2012   #34
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post

To me, it's wasted money unless you are making a sizeable step up in performance.
I just sold my old parts, and buy new, more powerfull. I didn't add my money there.

Before I haved MSI G41M-F which is also low end mobo, but this one is good because it's with DDR3 and LGA1155. DDR3 ram is cheap, and cpu's are much better.

That's why I do this upgrade. [/QUOTE]

If the upgrade pleases you and makes your PC better, it is not wasted money. Enjoy it.
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31 Jul 2012   #35
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
If the upgrade pleases you and makes your PC better, it is not wasted money. Enjoy it.
Yup,I agree, personally I enjoy any type of add on to my pc, I was even excited when I added a dvd rom the for the countless time
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31 Jul 2012   #36
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
If the upgrade pleases you and makes your PC better, it is not wasted money. Enjoy it.
Normally, I'd agree with you, but with a little waiting and a little extra money, the upgrade could have been much more substantial.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
cpu's are much better.
That's the point others, and myself were trying to make. I'd call this a sidegrade, because the procs aren't really faster. With a little extra cash, you could have gone to something like an i3-2120 or so that would have made a much bigger impact. Not only in speed, but in architecture as well.

Put it this way. I'm debating on buying a car. Currently, I drive a 2005 BMW 325xi. Would it be worth the hassle, the money, the time, and the effort (not to mention the risk) to buy a 2006 model?
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31 Jul 2012   #37
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Normally, I'd agree with you, but with a little waiting and a little extra money, the upgrade could have been much more substantial.

That's the point others, and myself were trying to make. I'd call this a sidegrade, because the procs aren't really faster. With a little extra cash, you could have gone to something like an i3-2120 or so that would have made a much bigger impact. Not only in speed, but in architecture as well.

Put it this way. I'm debating on buying a car. Currently, I drive a 2005 BMW 325xi. Would it be worth the hassle, the money, the time, and the effort (not to mention the risk) to buy a 2006 model?
I understand you very good, but I can't do that.

So the thigs are next:
I buy this conf. for my brother mostly. I'm planing to buy a laptop for me in September.

So, for the waiting and the extra money:
My parts were already promised for a buyer. Time for waiting... I don't have it. Extra money also I don't have.
Next month I'm planing to graduate to faculty, so I need money there. Also I need to buy a laptop after that, so extra money again.

These are the reasons because I didn't go with much faster configuration.
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31 Jul 2012   #38
Alsisgevat

64bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Honestly, you don't need reasons, your gonna see a difference with your upgrade anyway, so enjoy it and post some pics in the show us your rig thread.
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31 Jul 2012   #39
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alsisgevat View Post
Honestly, you don't need reasons, your gonna see a difference with your upgrade anyway, so enjoy it and post some pics in the show us your rig thread.
I think you're missing the point of why I'm posting what I am. These forums are read by hundreds of people...maybe more. Many of those people are looking for advice on purchasing upgrades, as they are learning to upgrade their own computers rather than paying for someone else to do it.

This OP has a unique situation, and could have gone in other ways. But, for most people, it's important to see that you need to take the time to research out your parts and make sure you are getting something in return much better than your original starting point.

Also, to address one point in your comments: If you need to run a synthetic benchmark to notice a difference, does that really count? My last upgrade went from a Q9550 to an i7-2600, and I'd be the first to argue that that wasn't a noticeable upgrade (except when running specific applications).
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31 Jul 2012   #40
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

You made your point more than once Deaconfrost. Let the guy enjoy his purchase. When you get your next upgrade, I hope someone doesn't rain on your parade.
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