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I5 760 or i7 870

Should I get an i5 760 or an i7 870?

I can get the i7 870 for €250 or the i5 760 for €200, is the i7 870 worth the extra €50?

I'll be using it for gaming and maybe some video rendering.

If use could also recommend a motherboard, psu and ram for under €350.

Thanks for the help.
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  1. well
    for the cpu if you want good thing with your budget get the i5 i dont think the HT will help that much for motherboard get intel P55 mobo its socket is 1156 check asus motherboards its very good you may pay extra cash but buy all the good parts at once for GPU get ATI HD 5770 1 GB GDDR5 this is very nice card for budget or you may consider nvidia geforce GTX 460 i heard that card are too good for budget and performance chose the right one for you if you are ati fan and want eyefinity go with the hd 5770 if you are nvidia fan get the gtx 460 and you will enjoy physx too

    for ram 4 GB 1333 MHZ DDR3 should be enough for you and for video editing both of the cards i told you have cuda or stream technologies wich its automatcly accelerate video encoding for PSU 650 PREMUIM psu should be good or 750 watt if you are thinking to buy another card in the future
    if you needed any help contact me with private message
    good luck.
  2. Yeah +1 to the i5-760.
  3. Thanks for the replies, I have an XFX ATI HD 4890 so don't think I'll get a new gpu for another while yet.
    I'm still very tempted by the i7 870 though, mightn't need the extra power but least it'll be there if I do.

    Yeah think I'll go with an asus P55 motherboard but whats the difference between the P7P55D-E Pro and the P7P55D Deluxe?

    And don't know much about psu's so what models or brands should I go for?
  4. Best answer
    johnners2981 said:
    Thanks for the replies, I have an XFX ATI HD 4890 so don't think I'll get a new gpu for another while yet.
    I'm still very tempted by the i7 870 though, mightn't need the extra power but least it'll be there if I do.

    Yeah think I'll go with an asus P55 motherboard but whats the difference between the P7P55D-E Pro and the P7P55D Deluxe?

    And don't know much about psu's so what models or brands should I go for?


    the P7P55D-E is premuim its absoloutly better but not too much if you insist on getting i7 i would get 860 its not big deal between it and 870 if you want overclocking get 870K for what brand of psu you should get you must go directly with corsair its the best and your 4890 its really fantastic card get 750 watt corsair for now and for tommorow if you thinking to upgrade your gpu
    good luck
  5. johnners2981 said:
    Should I get an i5 760 or an i7 870?

    I can get the i7 870 for €250 or the i5 760 for €200, is the i7 870 worth the extra €50?

    I'll be using it for gaming and maybe some video rendering.

    If use could also recommend a motherboard, psu and ram for under €350.

    Thanks for the help.

    The i7 870 will do video rendering much better since it has hyperthreading and performs just as well at gaming as the i5 760.
    The i7 870 if video rendering is a must.
  6. right thanks for the help
  7. Best answer selected by johnners2981.
  8. johnners2981 said:
    Thanks for the replies, I have an XFX ATI HD 4890 so don't think I'll get a new gpu for another while yet.
    I'm still very tempted by the i7 870 though, mightn't need the extra power but least it'll be there if I do.

    Yeah think I'll go with an asus P55 motherboard but whats the difference between the P7P55D-E Pro and the P7P55D Deluxe?

    And don't know much about psu's so what models or brands should I go for?

    The difference between the Deluxe and the E-PRO is the Deluxe is a 1st gen mobo and doesn't have usb 3.0 and sata 3.0.
    If the price difference is over 20 euros more for the E-PRO i would buy the Deluxe.
    You'll have to flash the Deluxe's bios for either cpu to post.
  9. johnnyq8 said:
    the P7P55D-E is premuim its absoloutly better but not too much if you insist on getting i7 i would get 860 its not big deal between it and 870 if you want overclocking get 870K for what brand of psu you should get you must go directly with corsair its the best and your 4890 its really fantastic card get 750 watt corsair for now and for tommorow if you thinking to upgrade your gpu
    good luck

    There is absolutely no reason to buy an i7 860 if the i7 870 is the same price.
    And the new cpu is called an i7 875K btw.
    Unbelievable.
  10. davcon said:
    There is absolutely no reason to buy an i7 860 if the i7 870 is the same price.
    And the new cpu is called an i7 875K btw.
    Unbelievable.


    yeah there prices are really the same but there is few bucks in diffrence but what is the deal if the 860 stock speed is 2.8 and the 870 is 2.93 so there is no diffrence except 100 mhz this is it and about the 870K mistake im not mistaken the 875k is the same version of 870 but this one is unlocked so you can do overclocking
  11. johnners2981 said:
    Should I get an i5 760 or an i7 870?

    I can get the i7 870 for €250 or the i5 760 for €200, is the i7 870 worth the extra €50?

    I'll be using it for gaming and maybe some video rendering.

    If use could also recommend a motherboard, psu and ram for under €350.

    Thanks for the help.



    I would get the I5 760 over the I7 860 or the 870. They are both priced at 289.99 at( newegg.com), and everyone knows they are the cheapest. Then you the have the I5 priced at 205.00. It runs at 2.8 which is the same speed bacially as the I7's. The 860 is 2.8 and the 870 is 2.93, when in reality is no difference. The hyper Threading is garbage. it doesn't really help that much. Its not a hundred dollars special. If you have to have an I7 sticker on your case to make people think you you have this top of the line PC, Then waste your money on the I7. I'm going with the I5 its the same thing for me I'm a gamer. I just bought the I5 760 and theres no need o overclock because the thing overclocks its self as it needs to with turbo boost, it boosts to 3.33GHZ and its a true Quade Core this thing is nasty. I had an I5 650 and it was great with single apps. It was ausume for gaming but when it came to multy tasking it langed behind. I had a Core 2 E8400 that ran harder than That I5 650. But antway don't waste your money that hyperthreading isn't all its cracked up to be and most times its not even nessacary. You watch Intel doesn't realize what has The 760 turned out to be more than they bargened for. Watch the price go up on these I5 760's. Bet they reach 225.00 to 250.00
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