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Putting the feelers out - may sell current mobo/cpu/ram

Postby IceT-Bag » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:51 pm

Hi all,

I'm tempted to upgrade my PC, but at the same time I don't need to since my current spec, whilst not new (4yrs old), still plays the latest games fine (Tomb Raider, Arma 3, BF3, etc).

If I did upgrade, I'd sell my current MOBO/CPU/RAM and was wondering if anyone would be interested?

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 (Rev 1.0)

Spec: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3304#ov

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Supports SATA2 & SATA3, though the Marvel Controller for SATA3 is crap and only gives SATA2 speeds!


CPU: Intel i7 930 2.8Ghz (Nehalem Platform)

Spec: http://ark.intel.com/products/41447/intel-core-i7-930-processor-8m-cache-2_80-ghz-4_80-gts-intel-qpi
Benchmarks: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i7+930+%40+2.80GHz

RAM: 12GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600Mhz 8-8-8-24 (TR3X6G1600C8D)

Spec: http://www.corsair.com/en/tr3x6g1600c8d

Note
I use the additional RAM as a Ramdisk


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As its old tech by todays standards (X58 chipset and 1366 socket are discontinued) I'd sell it as one complete bundle. As I say, it still plays all my games fine, but some of that performance is also down to my Sapphire Radeon HD5850 GPU.

My old build thread (with pics): viewtopic.php?f=13&t=8374
Recent'ish Benchmark (more gpu than cpu): viewtopic.php?f=13&t=9378

If your wondering how the CPU would stack up against another CPU, try this website, its rather good, for example: i7 4770k vs i7 930:

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-930-vs-Intel-Core-i7-4770K
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Re: Putting the feelers out - may sell current mobo/cpu/ram

Postby Mr. Plow » Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:22 pm

I wonder why you bought such an expensive (i7 930) CPU? Then again I'm drunk so every reason would be good enough :p
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Re: Putting the feelers out - may sell current mobo/cpu/ram

Postby IceT-Bag » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:23 am

Triple channel memory and hyperthreading to name 2 reasons, the i5's at the time didn't have those capabilites.
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Re: Putting the feelers out - may sell current mobo/cpu/ram

Postby umbongo(uk) » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:29 pm

just stuffed a AMD Radeon R9 200 Series 270x and back to insane setting every game again im velly impressed with it at £140.00..my jaws sore tho getting cash together to pay for it

was going to get new intel and board but this has sorted my problem
still on amd 955 6gb ram (witch i still cant see any benefit over the 4 gb)
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Re: Putting the feelers out - may sell current mobo/cpu/ram

Postby Sky » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:39 pm

umbongo(uk) wrote:just stuffed a AMD Radeon R9 200 Series 270x and back to insane setting every game again im velly impressed with it at £140.00..my jaws sore tho getting cash together to pay for it

was going to get new intel and board but this has sorted my problem
still on amd 955 6gb ram (witch i still cant see any benefit over the 4 gb)


The reason for having 6gb instead of 4gb is so you can 33% more free memory :) and the R9's are great graphics cards unless you're a Nvidia/Intel nerd like Ice is :lol:
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Re: Putting the feelers out - may sell current mobo/cpu/ram

Postby Porky » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:40 pm

Mr. Plow wrote:I wonder why you bought such an expensive (i7 930) CPU? Then again I'm drunk so every reason would be good enough :p


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