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Old 08-19-2009, 04:50 PM   #1
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Hi All,
If I use this as my engine for my next build for FS9...do you think it could tread water for the updates for at least 5 yrs or so?

All good advice welcome.

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I would go with an i7 or wait for the new hexacore chips to come out.
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Hi rohan23,
Ive been away, thanks for the reply, waiting for the new chipset, will cost increase dramatically intandem with performance in relation to entry level i7, cost is a factor? Moreso what percentage of the performance relationship does the chipset command in the processor/chipset config.
For any given config would performance vary much between Quad 9550 2.8ghz and entry level i7 ( I think the chosen spec at this time is 2.3ghz )?

Lastly in you experience do you think a pc, if cared for, can give 10yrs of use without needing upgrading,...are they like cars or that respect? Ive had my substandard pc ( see below ) for 4yrs and it still performs fairly well as far as my limited experience can tell. Though using FS9 it struggles.

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P.S. 29-08-09 Just found this....great comparison and informative too!

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2...d%5B2617%5D=on
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