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i3 vs i5 (3.6 Ghz or 3.0 Ghz)

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All while running Pandora, YouTube, Skype, Vent/etc in background. Will a fast i3 be better than a entry level i5 since most that stuff is 1-2 core use age? Or will having more cores still be better even though my CPU is slower? What will make my computer run better and if the i3 is better bang for buck would u recommend going with a 3.4 i3 for only $120? That'd save me even more money

I plan to use a GTX 660. 8gb ram

Ps

Can u tell me if this mobo is a good choice? I don't need the x87 chipset obviously I'm only running 1 card and no OC but this seems good idk

It has all the usb3 sata 6 hdmi and pcie x16 3.0....GIGABYTE GA-B85M-D3H


Thanks for the help
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  1. Which exact CPUs are you comparing? Most I5s have a Turbo speed that equals or is faster than the core speed of the i3s.
  2. Novuake said:
    Which exact CPUs are you comparing? Most I5s have a Turbo speed that equals or is faster than the core speed of the i3s.


    I3 4340
    I5 4430
  3. Best answer
    OK the I5 4430 is a 3.2GHz turbo CPU.

    SO its 3.6GHz VS 3.2GHz.

    Anyway, the I5 will perform better in EVERYTHING. :) Even if its 400Mhz slower per core.
  4. Thanks i5 it is. Probably better in long run in case I do play games with 4 core power too....How is my mobo ?
  5. Perfectly good. :D
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