Ordering my new parts today from newegg but will be buying my processor from Microcenter down the street.
i5 760 = $169.99 i7 870 = $229.99
I was wondering if spending the extra $60 on the i7 is worth it. I only use my desktop for internet and i play WOW right now. I am in school and will be taking programming classes next semester like Java and SQL if that makes any difference also. The Motherboard i am looking to buy is ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 if that helps, i believe i can add either processor since they are both 1156 socket.
Not much point in the 870 for gaming. It only beats the 760 out when it comes to things like video encoding or big number crunching.
I have a 750 OCed to 3.75ghz with turbo on (4.3ghz max), and I can tell you it's never a bottleneck.
Hey thanks alot for the help guys, I will be purchasing the i5 760 and saving some cash. Thanks!
Sorry, one more quick question. What thermal compound do i need to buy from newegg? I am trying to put in my order now and totally forgot i need that but i dont know if there are differences or if i just get this :