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I3 530 (OC 4.20ghz) vs i5 750 (OC 4.00ghz)

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Which is better?

Total: 7 votes (4 blank votes)

  • i3 530, 4.20ghz
  • 0 %
  • i5 750, 4.00ghz
  • 100 %
April 27, 2010 8:18:48 PM

- Case: Antec 300 Three Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case - Black
- Power Supply: OCZ StealthXStream 600w Ready Power Supply
- CPU: Intel Core i3 530 2.93GHz Clarkdale overclocked to 4.20GHz
- Motherboard: Gigabyte H55M-UDH2 Intel H55 (Socket 1156) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard
- Cooler: Akasa AK-967 V2 Nero Direct Contact Heatpipe CPU Cooler
- RAM: Geil Value 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit
- Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache
- Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5850 "Modern Warfare 2" 1024MB GDDR5
- Sound: High Definition 7.1 Onboard Sound Card
- Optical Drive: 22x DVD+RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter

(£813)

or

- Case: Antec 300 Three Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case
- Power Supply: Corsair TX 650w Corsair Power Supply
- CPU: Intel Core i5 750 2.66GHz overclocked to 4.00GHz
- Motherboard: Asus P7P55D-E LX Intel P55 (Socket 1156) DDR3 Motherboard
- Cooler: Akasa AK-967 V2 Nero Direct Contact Heatpipe CPU Cooler
- RAM: Corsair XMS3 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit
- Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache
- Graphics Card: Choice of the latest DirectX 11 graphic cards
- Sound: High Definition 7.1 Onboard Sound Card
- Optical Drive: 22x DVD+RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter

(£894)

Which one?

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a c 78 à CPUs
April 27, 2010 8:25:57 PM

I say get the i5 750 build...

You will have a better overall system and you will see no major gaming performance increase with speeds over 3.6GHz, so going up to 4.2GHz won't benefit you. In standard applications, the slower clocked quad-core at 4.0GHz will be faster than an dual-core at 4.2GHz.
a b à CPUs
April 27, 2010 8:37:41 PM

Oh wow, the i5 750's extra 2 cores are VASTLY more important than 200 MHz, especially after 3.8 GHz where all chips run together. It is definitely worth the extra money too.
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