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I5 760 vs i7 870 for gaming

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  • Intel i7
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August 30, 2010 2:24:23 PM

Hey guys,

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.

Thank you for any help.

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August 30, 2010 2:44:07 PM

The i5-760 is the way to go.
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August 30, 2010 3:53:13 PM

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.
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August 30, 2010 4:36:44 PM

Hey thanks alot for the help guys, I will be purchasing the i5 760 and saving some cash. Thanks!
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August 30, 2010 9:21:26 PM

You'll only really need that if you're buying an aftermarket heat sink, because the stock one has pre-applied compound. But yes, that's the right stuff.
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August 30, 2010 9:29:58 PM

Thanks man, i am getting the cooler master Hyper 212 plus from microcenter when i get my processor.
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