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I5 750 or I7 860

Hello!

i was wondering, should i get the I5 750 or the I7 860?

i see that you get i bit of increased performance with the i7 860.

but can you overclock an i7 860 as easily and well as an I5 750?

i'll be using it mostly for gaming, but i will be using it for other stuff to..

and is the I7 860 worth the extra money?

please reply !
thanks!

yogman
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  1. For gaming unless you have 2 x 5870s or better you won't get much more from any processor above an overclocked i5 750.
  2. i will be using it for some other things, like some video editing and maybe some computer programing. and i would like to be able to run a few programs without slowing it down to much.

    but the I7 860 cost's more..... and if i over clock the I5 750 it should have the same performance right?
  3. I don't think you will get much extra for the money with the 860 but I have no idea what video editing needs.
  4. @yogman:
    Have a look at,
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/109?vs=108
    and
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/2839/2

    I don't tell you the answer directly so that there won't be time consuming arguments. :)
  5. but can you overclock an I7 860 as easily as an I5 750?
  6. Of course not if you don't turn off the Hyper-Threading technology.

    i5-750 consumes significantly lower voltage at the same frequency.
  7. andy5174 said:
    Of course not if you don't turn off the Hyper-Threading technology.

    i5-750 consumes significantly lower voltage at the same frequency.


    what? wait... so i can only overclock the I7 860 if i turn off hyper treading? or what do you mean?
  8. The 860 is a faster chip plus if you are gonna do video editing and programming then definitly the 860 is the better choice plus I over clock my 860 like a walk in the Park !!
  9. If you have a microcenter nearby, you can get the i7 cheaper.
  10. Best answer
    Depends on how much video editing you're doing, what you're editing and what software you're using. The Adobe stuff likes Hyperthreading so you'd get a bit of a boost using the i7, but to be honest it's not too much of a boost you couldn't compensate for with a bit of an overclock on the i5 - andy's benches show there's not much of a call between them.

    What will serve you better in video editing, especially if you're doing HD, is fast data access - drop a couple of drives into a RAID 0 for your source footage and you're flying (and have a separate drive to store low-bandwidth files and projects on if you can front the cash).
  11. Best answer selected by yogman.
  12. ty hth
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