Hello, would you recommend buying a i7-920 processor for the ASUS Maximus III Formula, would these 2 be compatible. I know i7 is for the 1136 chipset motherboards and ASUS Maximus III Formula is a 1156 chipset motherboard, but what would be the disadvantage. Thank you.
What are your main uses for the system. For the most part an I5 750 will be plenty of power. For gaming the I5 is perfect if you will be doing more CPU intensive tasks that can take advantage of the 8 threads the I7 has then go with the I7.
for general use and gamoing the i5 750 is currently the best option but if any actual production is done on the pc like video and photo work the i7 is the way to go or if you have the cash for an i7 over an i5