reply to EUS
Re: Intel to Kill Off Replaceable CPUs
said by EUS:I just upgraded an old 775 E5200 to an E8500. Runs much better and for the $40 makes a good "mid life" upgrade for cheap. said by Ghastlyone:
Do people really replace their CPU's that often without replacing their motherboards?
If I'm upgrading to a newer CPU, more then likely I'm buying a newer, better motherboard also.
I can see enthusiasts that "side grade" their CPU's often, getting angry over this. But I raelly don't see the huge issue.
Yes, and sometimes more than once per board.
To move to a Core i3 based solution I'd need a CPU, MB, RAM, looking at $300. I've done the eBay mid life upgrade to my last 2 computers.
If Intel goes through with this, my longstanding Intel only loyalty will change and I will look at AMD. I don't buy high powered PC's (for my HTPC) so AMD would meet my needs just fine.