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Windows 7: Hardware Upgrade 7, Is Good?

19 Jun 2013   #1
ZMan

windows 7 professional x32
 
 
Hardware Upgrade 7, Is Good?

Hell I have a
Motherboard X59A-UD3R
Processor: Intel Core i7 930 @280Ghz (8CPU) ~2.8GHz
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX460
Power Supply: 750 Watts

Now I was looking at upgrading and wanted to know if this is better as I'm still new at all of this stuff
Case:CM Storm Scout Gaming Case SGC-2000-KKN1-GP
Motherboard ASUS P6T SE Core-i7 Motherboard
Processor: Intel Core i7 920 or CPU Intel Core2 Quad Q9400
Video Card: Something better but don't know yet.
Power Supply: 750 Watts

So my question is there a lot of stuff here and I'm trying to make sure I have it right can anybody give a little light on if this is okay or bad then what I have.


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19 Jun 2013   #2
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

Going from a i7 930 to Q9400 would be a backwards step. They came out in 2010 and 2008 respectively. Actually I upgraded FROM a Q9400 to a i7 930 several years ago and noticed a boost in performance. The 930 is 1st generation - Intel are now on the 4th gen. I still use the 930 and, as well as being slower than the newer versions, it runs kinda hot when overclocked (80C). My advice is have a look at the latest Intel chips.
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19 Jun 2013   #3
ZMan

windows 7 professional x32
 
 

Do you have a better suggest for an i7 model chip? A hyperlink would be great to! XD How about the 920 is that a step backwards?
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19 Jun 2013   #4
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

920 is also old.

Just Google 'intel haswell'

here's the official page

4th Generation Intel® Core? Processors Are Here
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19 Jun 2013   #5
ZMan

windows 7 professional x32
 
 

I was looking at getting something newer but not state of the art new. How about something like 2011 and so on? My core is going that why I ask. Not looking for something that cost a bunch but just something that will be better then what I have and keep me up and running.
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19 Jun 2013   #6
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

I use a 2600K (2nd gen 2011) as my main workhorse (overclocked to 4.6GHz). Its a couple of years old, but is very powerful and has been excellent value for money. I also have a i7 3770 (3rd gen) - same applies.
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19 Jun 2013   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Sticking with a 1366 chip and a X58 board is old and costly.
This Intel site should give you some good information.

Intel® Processor Comparison

Compare with my older cpu i7-960 which still works great but if I was going to upgrade it would be with one of Intel's new chips. (cpu) I would also wait for more reviews on the new Haswell from Intel.

Amazon.com: Intel Core i7-960 Processor 3.20 GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1366: Electronics
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19 Jun 2013   #8
ZMan

windows 7 professional x32
 
 

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19 Jun 2013   #9
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

What do you do/plan to do with your pc? Gaming, video editing, or just web surfing and making the odd DVD? I do a lot of 3D design + movie rendering, so I need multi-cores. Other people on this forum can advise on a gaming rig.
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19 Jun 2013   #10
ZMan

windows 7 professional x32
 
 

Sort of all really. I play WoW and other games, I record a podcast and do video editing. I try my hand at 3D software so it all in between.
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