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Best gaming 1156 chip??

Just a simple couple of questions.I have all components bought for a lucid hydra build except the processor.Msi Lucid Hydra mobo/Sapphire Toxic 5970 4Gb + Evga Gtx #480/Wd Velociraptor 10,000rpm 600Gb hard drive/6Gb Corsair Dominator Ddr3 RAM/Corsair H50 water cooler/Silverstone Raven Rv01 case/Silverstone 1500w PSU/Asus optical drive/Windows7 OS.My question is which 1156 chip would be best for gaming.I mean,of course the 870 is the chip to beat but this build is strictly for gaming.Nothing else.I saw a few chips come out recently= i-5 655K,i-7 875k, i-7 860s.Well,honestly it does not matter about the cost or the core.The guy I am building this rig for wants max performance at gaming.The chip is the last component to buy.I think he did the right thing.I mean,in the time we waited,all these chips have came out for the 1156 platform.I always get a second opinion from you guys, so far you guys have solved major hang ups for me time and time again.Thanks to all.
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  1. MSI doesn't make that motherboard for 1156, not to mention you have memory for 1366. Are you sure your not confused with the 1366 socket? I would stick with a i7 920 or 930. They both overclock fairly well.
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    If you look at toms build a balanced gaming PC article here http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/balanced-gaming-pc-overclock,review-31895.html you can see in the benchmarks that even with a 5970 there is only the tiniest improvement from the i5 750 to the i7 920 and I dought any processor above the i5 750 will make much difference to gaming performance
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  4. cory1234 said:
    MSI doesn't make that motherboard for 1156, not to mention you have memory for 1366. Are you sure your not confused with the 1366 socket? I would stick with a i7 920 or 930. They both overclock fairly well.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130259
    Uhh yes this is the link to new egg for the 1156 lucid hydra board.I have 3 computer builds of my own.I know a little about computers and compatibility.Check my client imformation about my specs.I am just trying to find out if I should spend the 560 dollars on the 1156 i-7 870 or get one of the 3 newer chips.I am building a gaming rig for a friend.I have built many many computers.I build a new one evry week.
  5. simon12 said:
    If you look at toms build a balanced gaming PC article here http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/balanced-gaming-pc-overclock,review-31895.html you can see in the benchmarks that even with a 5970 there is only the tiniest improvement from the i5 750 to the i7 920 and I dought any processor above the i5 750 will make much difference to gaming performance

    Thank you for the reply,in all the builds I have done&played on,I have only played on one 1156 chip the i-7 860,but the 1366 x58,I have a lot of experience,i-7 965ee,i-7 975,i-7 980,also the i-7 930.I just figured since I havent had much field experience I would pop a question about The 1156 platform.Thanks for the help.
  6. cory1234 said:
    MSI doesn't make that motherboard for 1156, not to mention you have memory for 1366. Are you sure your not confused with the 1366 socket? I would stick with a i7 920 or 930. They both overclock fairly well.

    I wrote down the wrong model memory--corsair dominator 1866 4x2gb
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