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Cpu upgrade worth the money i5 to i7

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September 24, 2010 4:42:35 PM

i am building a computer and need all the money i can save on this but i dont want to sacrifice preformance too much so is it worth it to upgrade from a i5 650 quad core wit hyperthreading to a i7 870 quad core wit hyper threading
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September 24, 2010 4:52:54 PM

I don't think it is. Just learn how to overclock... You;ll be able to beat the i7's base speed.
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September 24, 2010 4:56:10 PM
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September 24, 2010 4:56:35 PM

Computerrock1 said:
I don't think it is. Just learn how to overclock... You;ll be able to beat the i7's base speed.


Yeah but if you overclock to beat the i7, you'll want a custom HSF (Heatsink & Fan) just wanted to let you know
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September 24, 2010 6:02:34 PM

^

Yeah but the Hyper 212+ is like 30 bucks and cools nicely even up to 3.6GHz on the Core i
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September 24, 2010 6:22:43 PM

Why not an i5 750/760? Hyperthreading is not needed for 99% of users and for the record 4 core >> 2 core+Hyperthreading. If you really need it, get an Xeon X3440 which is a good middle ground.
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September 24, 2010 7:36:50 PM

I'd say no, it's not necessary but it really depends on what you're doing with the PC. Either way you could wait until Intel releases Sandy Bridge which might bring the prices of the current i7's down. Even then it would probably make sense to save up and get an SB setup.
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September 24, 2010 9:24:12 PM

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September 24, 2010 9:56:41 PM

the i5 650 is a dual core... i just replaced my i5 660 for a i7 870..and for the game i play FSX (the cpu killer) i saw a night and day preformance improvement
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September 25, 2010 12:19:51 AM

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