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January 21, 2010 1:57:38 PM

which is the best processors among the followings???

Core i5-750 , Core i7-920 , Core 2 duo E8400 , Core 2 Quad Q965 , Core2 Quad Q9550

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January 21, 2010 3:04:35 PM

Depends what you mean by best? Best for games? video/audio editing? Price/performance? Office applications? Performance/power? etc
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January 21, 2010 3:08:47 PM

euhhh all of the above....
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January 21, 2010 3:30:43 PM

1- i7-920
2- i5-750
3- C2Q9650
4- C2Q9550
5-C2D E8400

BUT bear in mind that the performance depends of all the components of the rig, CPU, RAM, HDD or SSD, airflow...not only of the CPU.
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January 21, 2010 3:33:48 PM

in order from best to worst

I7-920 Best of Best Quads, expensive SKT1366
Core I5 750 As good as the I7-920 but cost effective the more common intel socket
Q9650 Top quad for older LGA775
Q9550 Same as above but more cost effective
E8400 Almost top Dual core of LGA775

I got beaten to it.
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January 23, 2010 7:26:17 AM

one more cpu came to the list.......Intel® Core™ i7-860 Processor
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January 23, 2010 4:00:35 PM

1- i7-920
2- i7-860
3- i5-750
4- C2Q9650
5- C2Q9550
6-C2D E8400
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January 23, 2010 7:55:10 PM

The top two are somewhat questionable. I'd list them in the same order as Saint19 if you're overclocking, but if you aren't, I'd put the 860 as slightly ahead of the 920.
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January 23, 2010 8:47:44 PM

cjl said:
The top two are somewhat questionable. I'd list them in the same order as Saint19 if you're overclocking, but if you aren't, I'd put the 860 as slightly ahead of the 920.


Agree

So,

For OC

1- i7-920
2- i7-860
3- i5-750
4- C2Q9650
5- C2Q9550
6-C2D E8400

Stock

1- i7-860
2- i7-920
3- i5-750
4- C2Q9650
5- C2Q9550
6-C2D E8400
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January 23, 2010 9:27:12 PM

The i7 is the best but in terms of overall best with price and whatever you need to use it for, I would suggest going with the i7 cuz you will be fascinated by its performance and you wont need to upgrade for a long time :) 

good luck
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January 23, 2010 10:05:59 PM

I agree with Saint19 but I will add one caveat

If you are building a dedicated gaming rig and on a budget, I'd say:

1. i5 750
2. i7 920
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Reason being is the i7 is all about the hyperthreading, for which most games don't optimize. The i5 can be overclocked as well. The only downside is the future proofing of choosing the i5. The 1156 socket that the i5 uses won't support the next generation of processor (hexcore) but an i5 build will still run any game today. And as mentioned, if you are on a budget it may be a better choice.

Also here is a recent gaming processor review: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-cpu,252...
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January 23, 2010 10:47:27 PM

Taking into account "everything"

Eq 1 = i860 and i750
3 = i920
Beyond that I couldn't be bothered rating the Socket 775 chips.
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January 24, 2010 12:14:54 AM

i7 920 is hands down the best CPU out.
the 920 can be OC by anyone, gets great scores in benchmark test, and runs cool.

(I run mine at 4.2ghz and can get it up to 4.5.
I have a 975Extreme and my 920 runs faster and cooler.)
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January 24, 2010 12:22:02 AM

saint19 said:
Agree

So,

For OC

1- i7-920
2- i7-860
3- i5-750
4- C2Q9650
5- C2Q9550
6-C2D E8400

Stock

1- i7-860
2- i7-920
3- i5-750
4- C2Q9650
5- C2Q9550
6-C2D E8400


+1

it really does depend on what your doing.
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January 24, 2010 12:46:52 AM

The i5-670 Dual Core is the Bomb, go check it out :) 
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January 24, 2010 3:45:12 AM

So i am student ...........work in graphic studies so .....my need will be surely on video,picture editing..........and also for GAMING.....
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January 24, 2010 7:05:41 PM

dead_95 said:
So i am student ...........work in graphic studies so .....my need will be surely on video,picture editing..........and also for GAMING.....


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Ok. I would go for the i7 or the i5, also depends of your budget. and if you want OC or not.
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January 25, 2010 2:24:15 AM

is the OC really important...?????


and about the budget ...not to bother as father will buy them,,,.....:) 
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January 25, 2010 11:36:20 AM

dead_95 said:
is the OC really important...?????


and about the budget ...not to bother as father will buy them,,,.....:) 


Is important if you want do it. Now, you are the only person that know if the OC is important for you, or if you want learn how do it.

For example, my Phenom II X 955 is a 3.2GHz Quad-core at stock, but it's running now at 3.8GHz with OC.

Acording to this, you can choose the processor for you, if you don't plan OC, you would get the i7-860, BUT if you want OC the processor and get the max of this, get the i7-920.
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January 25, 2010 5:57:32 PM

dead_95 said:
is the OC really important...?????


and about the budget ...not to bother as father will buy them,,,.....:) 


yeah, but you can save him money, and that is always good :) 
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January 26, 2010 8:28:35 AM

the stock spped of the i7-860 is 2.80 Ghz...........and the i7-920 is at 2.66 Ghz.......what if I OC the i7-920 at 2.80Ghz.....will have the same performance as the i7-860???
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January 26, 2010 10:52:03 AM

dead_95 said:
the stock spped of the i7-860 is 2.80 Ghz...........and the i7-920 is at 2.66 Ghz.......what if I OC the i7-920 at 2.80Ghz.....will have the same performance as the i7-860???


If you want spend $288.99 in the i7-920 only for OC 200MHz don't make sense, get the i7-860. If you buy the i7-920, is for OC at 3.5GHz or more.
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January 28, 2010 11:15:10 AM

waht is the price of the i7-860???
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January 28, 2010 11:25:51 AM

Don't go for LGA 775 Sockets... They are almost dead.

Price of i7-860 at Newegg.com is U.S.$279.99.
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January 28, 2010 11:54:04 AM

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dead_95:
which is the best processors among the followings???

Core i5-750 , Core i7-920 , Core 2 duo E8400 , Core 2 Quad Q965 , Core2 Quad Q9550
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Depends what you mean by best? Best for games? video/audio editing? Price/performance? Office applications? Performance/power? etc
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dead_95:
euhhh all of the above....


There is no such a CPU!

Absolute performance wise: i7-860 -> i7-920 -> i5-750 -> C2Q9650 -> C2Q9550 -> C2DE8400
(p.s. Even the 920 D0 can't reach 4GHz+ in most cases if you want a STABLE OC, so it is NOT superior when OCed! 4GHz seems to be the max for average 860 & 920. Reaching more than 4GHz on these two processors requires you turning off the HT which make them no different from i5-750 at 4.2GHz)

cost-performance wise: i5-750 -> i7-860 -> i7-920 -> Q9550 -> E8400 -> Q9650[/b]

My response to peoples who state LGA1366 is better with future proof:

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Reasons to skip LGA1366 when there is LGA1156:

- High cost(~52.7% more than LGA1156 i5 according to newegg pricing)
- insignificant performance gain with more expensive tri channel currently
- insignificant PCIE performance gain with 2x CF/SLI
- 3/4 high end GPU supports which 99.99% LGA1366 owners can't afford.
- $999 Gulftown upgradability in the near future which 99.99% LGA1366 owners can't afford.
- extremely outdated by the time Gulftown becomes affordable and x68 will be released.
- worse transistor
- a lot of unnecessary leakage current
- runs very hot
- immensely inefficient compared to LGA1156

Go for LGA1366 if you are willing to pay 52.7% more for 3~4% performance gain compared to i5.

p.s. Even 10% less fps under high resolution means merely 4~5fps less which is unnoticeable.


i7-860 v.s. i7-920 v.s. i5-750

Many peoples are with LGA1366 because it was released earlier. However, the LGA1156 CPUs especially i5-750 is the no brainer choice after their release.
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January 28, 2010 12:34:57 PM

arrrhhh still in confuse.........
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January 28, 2010 5:42:51 PM

dead_95 said:
arrrhhh still in confuse.........


It's easy:

1- Get the i7-860 if you don't plan OC the processor.

2- Get the i7-920 if you want OC your processor or learn how do it.
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January 28, 2010 7:31:21 PM

saint19 said:
It's easy:

1- Get the i7-860 if you don't plan OC the processor.

2- Get the i7-920 if you want OC your processor or learn how do it.


Agree
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January 28, 2010 7:49:23 PM

Or get AM... Oh, I won't even start...
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January 29, 2010 5:38:23 PM

i suggest you get an 860 if youre confused about buying a cpu i dont think you should be overclocking so the 860 would be a good choice i know its not in the list but if budget is part of your worries you can get a phenom II x4 955 for maybe 30$ cheaper but you are also sacrificing performance
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January 29, 2010 7:11:16 PM

I have seen tests about I7 860 and he is great to o/c. 4.0 ghz easily

The I7 920 and 860 are same performance though the I7 920 has triple-channel.
You also can wait the phenom X6. I suggest you I7 860
Anyway take whether 1366, 1156 or AM3 socket. S775 is dead.
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January 30, 2010 9:02:50 AM

got a question.........can a E 7400 work on a 1366 socket motherboard ???
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January 30, 2010 11:13:59 AM

No, it cannot. E 7400 is socket 775. Go for eider one of I7 860 or I7 920. You can't go wrong with any of them.
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January 30, 2010 11:24:04 PM

dead_95 said:
got a question.........can a E 7400 work on a 1366 socket motherboard ???


+1 to ionut19, the 775 socket is old. Get the i7-860, like i see is the best option for you.
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February 1, 2010 1:39:48 AM

Why hesitating to go to i7-860???

As I mentioned earlier, Core 2 duo E8400 , Core 2 Quad Q965 , Core2 Quad Q9550 are of LGA 775 Sockets.They are dead after the launch of Core i3. Soon those will be discontinued. Don't go for them. You won't have any upgrade options in future.

Go for i7-860, it is the best choice for you and a good VFM. :p 
Also you'll have good upgrade options in future. :) 
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