I5-655k or i5-760 Tags: CPUs Intel i5 Product Last response: August 18, 2010 7:12 PM in CPUs Share artoulis August 18, 2010 2:58:29 PM hello everybody i am planning to buy a new system based on lga1156 setup i have read the CPU buying guide but there are no references about the new i5-655k cpu i use my computer for internet-music-video-gaming i currently have an e8400 with P35 board which are doing very well but i'm quite confused about the processors available currently at the market as i said before i have decided to go with LGA1156(i think it is the best choice for intel's platform) i don't know yet my budget but i am between: i5-760 i5-655k and i7-870 which one do you think would be best for my needs? i am seeking performance of course More about : 655k 760 Timop a b à CPUs August 18, 2010 3:16:54 PM Go for the 760 the 655K is a dual core, and spending that kind or money on one now isnt really worth it. (hence not being recommended) Besides, the unlocked Multi doesn't help OC much anyways, ~an 100Mhz boost at best. artoulis August 18, 2010 5:49:21 PM Timop said:Go for the 760 the 655K is a dual core, and spending that kind or money on one now isnt really worth it. (hence not being recommended) Besides, the unlocked Multi doesn't help OC much anyways, ~an 100Mhz boost at best. hmm, i see so, there aren't big differences between 760 and 655k. how about 760 and i7-870 i can see that the price is about 50% more but what about performance on everyday applications and gaming? Related resources What processor is the intel h55 chipset - Forum Is this a good system? - Forum Building $800 rig - Forum Best Configs - MicroATX Gaming Build - Forum How much power is needed for this configuration? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer davcon a c 117 à CPUs August 18, 2010 5:54:27 PM If performance is what your're after then the i5 760 and a P55 mobo is the way to go. raiyus13 August 18, 2010 6:14:23 PM +1 for that. It is almost at par with a 870 and even beats it at certain applications. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/109?vs=107 artoulis August 18, 2010 6:57:13 PM thank you i will go for the 760 thinking with Asus P7P55D Deluxe do you think it's a good board? davcon a c 117 à CPUs August 18, 2010 7:12:02 PM artoulis said:thank you i will go for the 760 thinking with Asus P7P55D Deluxe do you think it's a good board? Yes that's a great board and oc's very well.l You'll most likely have to flash the bios for a new cpu like the 760 to post though. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources I5 750 build overclocking recommendations Forum Is it better to have more hertz or cache Forum Which of these Core i5 is the Best Forum Need help deciding Forum BestConfigs - MicroATX Gaming Build Forum PSU Help Forum [Solved] Most cost effective build for i5-760 Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !