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I7-860 or i5-750

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May 2, 2010 2:43:57 PM

Which would be the best for me to go with?

I plan on running this motherboard.

Also i plan to eventually sli gtx 480 and a 200 series card for physx.

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May 2, 2010 2:56:53 PM

The biggest factor that will answer your question is your budget. If you can comfortably afford to go for the i7-860 then go for it, if not then the i5-750 would be a good choice. Both perform extremely well in gaming and should handle anything you throw at them.

Another thing to consider is the socket type. The i5-750 and the i7-860 both use the LGA1156 socket whereas some of the 'higher end' i7 chips use the LGA 1366 socket. Would it be worth you using a board and processor with the 1366 socket type in case you ever want to upgrade to the hexacore chips in the future?
May 2, 2010 3:50:18 PM

The cost of the hexacore's with intel are way out of my price range. I never plan on going over 4.0ghz on my cpu. I just want something that will not bottleneck my sli 480's and a physx card.