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I7 860 vs. i5 750 in gaming

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April 26, 2010 4:42:34 AM

I m planning on building a new system on a budget. I m not a big gamer, but i,ll use my system primarily for gaming. Can u guyz help me out? which one would be better for gaming, i7 860 or i5 750? Is the performance gain of i7 860 over i5 750 worth those extra bucks($110)? I am also plannig to get ATI HD 4870 crossfire.I am a big fan of FIFA. I would like to use my system for the next three years with no upgrades. So, will i be able to play those future versions of FIFA smothly?

Thanks in advance!..... :) 

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April 26, 2010 4:45:46 AM

I think.. go with i5 750 and spend more on GPU such as the 5850s.
April 26, 2010 4:49:21 AM

No, games do not take advantage of hyper-threading.

I would recommend getting the I5- 750 for gaming. I think you should be able to run future versions smoothly, though you may want to get 5xxxs for DX11 support and low power consumption.

What is your resolution
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April 26, 2010 9:57:10 AM

I5 750 + at least HD5770.
April 26, 2010 1:42:43 PM

Yes they're right, forget about the i7's, so little performance increase for so much money.

The 4870 is a good card but is already gone so you'll have to buy the 5000 series instead.
May 3, 2010 7:40:41 AM

tserich said:
No, games do not take advantage of hyper-threading.

I would recommend getting the I5- 750 for gaming. I think you should be able to run future versions smoothly, though you may want to get 5xxxs for DX11 support and low power consumption.

What is your resolution




I havent got a monitor right now. Can u give me some pointers about deciding which resolution will be appropriate for me? Thanks :) 

May 3, 2010 8:49:33 AM

The ideal resolution follows the size of your monitor.
The ideal size of your monitor follows your viewing distance to the monitor.
If you are near to it...let say less than 1m...
19-22" will be the ideal monitor for you and the resolution will be about around 1440x900 for 19" and about around 1680x1050 for 22".




May 5, 2010 2:58:05 AM

guanyu210379 said:
The ideal resolution follows the size of your monitor.
The ideal size of your monitor follows your viewing distance to the monitor.
If you are near to it...let say less than 1m...
19-22" will be the ideal monitor for you and the resolution will be about around 1440x900 for 19" and about around 1680x1050 for 22".




Doesnt using a bigger monitor (22" instead of 19") at same viewing distance has more adverse affect on eyes? How is resolution important? If I have higher resolution, will I need more powerful GPU to get the same performance?
May 5, 2010 3:06:08 AM

I'm not sure if its worse for your eyes or not but higher resolutions require stronger GPUs. You have 4870s crossfired right? I believe you would be able to max out 1920x1200
May 5, 2010 4:38:05 AM

im about as big of a fan of FIFA as you can be, i play a couple hours a night with the same 3 friends, we also have big tournies with prizes that we pass out, lots of fun....
Personally, Xbox 360 is as good as its gonna get for FIFA, the controls on a keyboard are no fun, ive tried it, and im an avid PC gamer, played counter-strike professionaly for a while, and i still didnt feel comfy with a keyboard. Some may recomened gettign the xbox control for the computer, but then u are spending 100s of more dollars and getting the same result.
spend the money on a really nice TV.
May 5, 2010 4:42:55 AM

If you are using CRT, yes...it will worsen your eyes because of the radiation. Things are not like anymore with LCDs.
Having too big screen size is not comfortable, please also consider your viewing angle, if it is big and near the viewing angle will be bigger and you will need to move your eyes or even move your head a little. I like to keep my head and eye movement minimal, so...not, adjust the size to that also.

Higher resolution needs more GPU power.

BTW : Having bigger resolution monitor than the one I posted will give you smaller icons and letters. I own a 19" monitor with max res 1680x1050 but I set it only to 1440x900, because the letters and the icons is too small and if I enlarge it with windows, it will be too big.
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