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what is the best first gen processor for gaming or do I even need to upgrade

ok guys don't go saying well but second gen and third gen are so much better get one of them... because I don't have the cash to splash on a motherboard change so it's first gen and only first gen for me so as I asked what FIRST GEN processor is best for gaming with or do I even need to upgrade (I have a intel core i5 650 edition right now)
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  1. You lack a lot of details. I doubt you can even find first gen processors anymore unless you are buying used.
  2. TheGeek22 said:
    ok guys don't go saying well but second gen and third gen are so much better get one of them... because I don't have the cash to splash on a motherboard change so it's first gen and only first gen for me so as I asked what FIRST GEN processor is best for gaming with or do I even need to upgrade (I have a intel core i5 650 edition right now)



    i5 650 is a duel core which makes the peformance not as good you would need a i7 quad

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-i7-870-Quad-Core-CPU-2-93-GHz-8MB-2-5GT-s-SLBJG-Socket-1156-/161178272962?pt=CPUs&hash=item2586f944c2

    heres the benchmarks

    http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-870-vs-Intel-Core-i5-650

    the i7 has double the score in 3d 11

    cpu cooler measure your width against the height of cooler before purchase so you know it fits
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118099

    or this one if pc is small
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118098
  3. I'd recommend an upgrade, getting a 1st Gen i7 may be OK for now, but you'll find yourself in the same position you're in now not too far down the line. Games are becoming more and more CPU intensive, and just upgrading the CPU to a 1st gen i7 is not as cost-effective as getting a new mb and cpu
  4. well I am looking to buy a whole new computer when I get the money but for now I can really only upgrade the computer I have
  5. In the UK 920's hit about £65 auctioned on ebay, and the cpu mark for that cpu is 5000, so it is a worthwhile upgrade from your 3100 scoring dual core ht i5 650. CANT LOSE.
    Pick a 100 feedback seller who can post a screen shot.
  6. TheGeek22 said:
    well I am looking to buy a whole new computer when I get the money but for now I can really only upgrade the computer I have



    fiest gen i7 is your best bet


    http://community.futuremark.com/hardware/cpu/Intel+Core+i5+Processor+i5-650/review


    http://community.futuremark.com/hardware/cpu/Intel+Core+i7-870+Processor/review

    theres a side tab so you can view to see what games it will work with etc
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  8. Go by the price mate. Btw, in the uk your board is worth about 90 £ if you want to sell it.
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