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November 21, 2013 9:59:13 AM

I am currently running a intel i5-650 and im looking at upgrading it, i have the 1156 connector and have been looking into the i7 800 series but i just want to know whats best for me?

i do alot of video editing, ram previewing and gaming, my graphics is fine as im running a radeon 6870, just want to know the best one for me :) 


thanks boys!

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November 21, 2013 10:28:45 AM

The i7-870 is a great choice when choosing a new 1156 chip for editing. You'll see a big jump in performance from your previous i5 650. It can be picked up quiet cheaply for what it is: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bv80605001905ai

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November 21, 2013 10:29:06 AM

AppleTize said:
I am currently running a intel i5-650 and im looking at upgrading it, i have the 1156 connector and have been looking into the i7 800 series but i just want to know whats best for me?

i do alot of video editing, ram previewing and gaming, my graphics is fine as im running a radeon 6870, just want to know the best one for me :) 


thanks boys!


Well, the "best" would be the i7-870, but you didn't specify your budget.

PS: By today's standard your GPU is actually low-mid range.
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November 21, 2013 10:32:24 AM

tomosh22 said:
AppleTize said:
I am currently running a intel i5-650 and im looking at upgrading it, i have the 1156 connector and have been looking into the i7 800 series but i just want to know whats best for me?

i do alot of video editing, ram previewing and gaming, my graphics is fine as im running a radeon 6870, just want to know the best one for me :) 


thanks boys!


Well, the "best" would be the i7-870, but you didn't specify your budget.

PS: By today's standard your GPU is actually low-mid range.


Sorry mate i have been looking at the 870 and i know it is but in dont see the point in upgrading the GPU when its fine for me.
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November 21, 2013 10:34:25 AM

Xondat said:
The i7-870 is a great choice when choosing a new 1156 chip for editing. You'll see a big jump in performance from your previous i5 650. It can be picked up quiet cheaply for what it is: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bv80605001905ai



thanks mate! might be looking at ordering this then!
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November 21, 2013 10:35:24 AM

AppleTize said:
tomosh22 said:
AppleTize said:
I am currently running a intel i5-650 and im looking at upgrading it, i have the 1156 connector and have been looking into the i7 800 series but i just want to know whats best for me?

i do alot of video editing, ram previewing and gaming, my graphics is fine as im running a radeon 6870, just want to know the best one for me :) 


thanks boys!


Well, the "best" would be the i7-870, but you didn't specify your budget.

PS: By today's standard your GPU is actually low-mid range.


Sorry mate i have been looking at the 870 and i know it is but in dont see the point in upgrading the GPU when its fine for me.


If you don't want to upgrade your motherboard too; getting the i7 870 would be your best option hands down. Editing power is more CPU based than GPU too so you're correct there.
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November 21, 2013 10:37:41 AM

Xondat said:
AppleTize said:
tomosh22 said:
AppleTize said:
I am currently running a intel i5-650 and im looking at upgrading it, i have the 1156 connector and have been looking into the i7 800 series but i just want to know whats best for me?

i do alot of video editing, ram previewing and gaming, my graphics is fine as im running a radeon 6870, just want to know the best one for me :) 


thanks boys!


Well, the "best" would be the i7-870, but you didn't specify your budget.

PS: By today's standard your GPU is actually low-mid range.


Sorry mate i have been looking at the 870 and i know it is but in dont see the point in upgrading the GPU when its fine for me.


If you don't want to upgrade your motherboard too; getting the i7 870 would be your best option hands down. Editing power is more CPU based than GPU too so you're correct there.


thank you mate, think im going with the 870, i was looking at the 880 but i cant find one anywhere :( 
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