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Overclocked core i5 750 or i7 860?

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December 28, 2009 9:48:42 AM

I have already decided to go with the LGA 1156 platform.Now the question is which cpu to get.My budget is 270$.Now should i get a core i5 750 and a good cpu cooler and overclock it or should i get core i7 860 ,of course than i won't have the money for any cpu cooler and intel stock cooler will have to suffice that means no overclocking for 860 ,also i just want to clear out that after this i won't be able to put any money in pc upgrade so the possibility of getting a good cpu cooler in future is out.
help me out guys.
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December 28, 2009 11:12:55 AM

Hey,

I have an i7-860 and my cooler hasn't arrived yet, so I've started to tinker with overclocking with the stock cooler.

I might just be lucky, but its an amazing processor, I undervolted to 1.18V and overclocked to 3.6 GHz with Hyperthreading on, (turbo off).

Maximum temperature I got out of all the major stress tests (turned out to be 7z's benchmark) was around 75 C.

If you need the power, I'd suggest buying the 860 now, doing a modest overclock and buying a new cooler in the future.
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