hey guys, i am building a strictly business computer for a friend, and i was thinking i3 for the cost, power consumption, and most of all, on-board graphics. i was wondering also how much of a difference the turbo boost makes, since if its not much, i dont have to get the 650, but if it does, then i guess i might get the 650...butttt the 650 costs almost as much as the 750, and i would think, and have seen/heard the 750 is better, but in this, the i3s beat it:
i think i will be going with i3s, but im not quite sure. the build with a monitor and os cannot exceed 1000$, but if it makes a massive difference, 1100$ can work. this thing needs to be rock solid, so i'm preferring corsair/ocz/asus/gigabyte for the major parts. obviously f3 1 tb, but just about anything else goes. im open to suggestions, but i already have a sub 1000$ good looking build, so you have to beat it :
The reason why the i3's match the more expensive CPU's is their high clock rate. Bear in mind, OCing any of the other CPU's to the same speed would result in them beating the i3's. From early reports it looks like the i3's have a similar OC ceiling as i5-750s/i7-920's.
Um your build would be very easy to beat. The question is whether you're purchasing it soon enough to take advantage of the combo/deals we find.
lol go ahead, i have already seen the lian li ocz 700 watt combo, but he doesnt need that at all, and a few others...he doesnt want any oc'ing at all, he want it to be stable as a rock, and want to keep the stock cooler.