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Old 03-20-2009, 06:07 PM   #11
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I think it depends on whether £600 is a lot to you or not.

But it sounds like your perfectly satisfied with the performance of the 9950/790FX, is it really worth spending £600 more when you don't really need the extra performance?

I would probably just find a replacement for the board.
I'm not satisfied with the performance, though, and that's the problem. It performs about as well as my old 5600+ system did, which is frustrating when you consider the difference between the two platforms. When you're still getting system slowdowns opening up simple applications or compiling a simple piece of code, it does get frustrating.

Like I said, the vast majority of my income is disposable at the moment and I already have a fair bit saved up, so £600 isn't an issue. But I would need to be certain that I'd be getting a significant performance gain.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:09 PM   #12
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In a word... yes. But only if you warrant the power!

I've been looking at upgrades for my set up. I do a lot of audio production work and need a build that will handle lots of data through-put.

As much as i'd love to stick with AMD the i7 rigs are just out performing the AMD set ups.

I looked at a machine by Scan and it out performs an octo-core rig, 2 X Quad Core Xeon X5355 CPU's, for only £1500.

There just isn't a AMD equivalent out there and i'm starting to need the power to exploit my DAW's.
Audio Production and that Scan computer has no sound card Bad choice of link.
In my opinion, for £1,500, you could do a lot better.

Getting an i7 rig is tempting though. I do a lot of work that requires a very powerful CPU, but I only upgraded 2 years ago, and its not worth the hassle.
I would personally replace the motherboard and hopefully things will improve.
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:29 AM   #13
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Audio Production and that Scan computer has no sound card Bad choice of link.


Thats because you dont use sound cards you use audio interfaces.
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Heh, still, they are sound card setups in some sense of the word.
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