Solved Which i7? Tags: CPUs Quad Core Intel i7 Processors Intel Product Last response: October 29, 2010 3:38 PM in CPUs Share Bullion October 6, 2010 3:17:35 PM Hi, I am trying to decide which of the i7 CPUs I should purchase for new system build.I am looking at the $300 range and there are several very close to each other. ie: $350 - Intel Core i7-875K Lynnfield 2.93GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Unlocked Processor $320 - Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor $300 - Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Is one more renowned for Air overclocking than the other? I would like to overclock this new system - on air - with just a better heat/sink fan combo. Hoping you can tell me which direction to go! Thanks in advance, Bull More about : question Gekko Shadow a b à CPUs October 6, 2010 4:19:22 PM Well for starters do you already have the motherboard? I noticed you have the i7-875 listed for a 1156, while the other two are 1366. I would probably go with the 1156, seeing as how it's an unlocked multiplier and 95w. I could OC that easily past 3.0GHz on air. (better than the 3.06Ghz on the i7 =P). Buut - if you want cheaper: maybe a i7-870 works better? It's $289 @ 2.93Ghz, or the i7-930 for $284 @ 2.8Ghz - and with a good enough Cooler it should easily reach 3.0GHz and up with either one. x) m 0 l Bullion October 6, 2010 6:20:02 PM Thanks for the replay Gekko, No, I do not have a Mobo picked out yet, though I am leaning towards the i7-930 and teh Asus Sabretooth X58. Additionally, I am also looking at the Corsair H50 cpu cooler, it seems to have good reviews on newegg? m 0 l Related resources Which PC is better? (i7 860 - 6Gb - GT 220 vs Q6600 - 4Gb - 8800GT) - Forum which z97 seriese MOB wil be good for i7 4770k? - Forum Which cpu cooler is better for i7 4790k. - Forum I7 4790k which cooler? - Forum i7 4770K or i7 3770K Which is better? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution Gekko Shadow a b à CPUs October 6, 2010 6:55:13 PM Sabretooth x58, nice choice! . And the i7-930 should zoom through everything with ease xD. And the H50 has a good reputation. Along with the H70, tho it's just about the same as the H50. (Only a 2-5degree difference). I personally don't use water cooling. Not a big fan of it lol. And just a tip: When looking at reviews try to look at those from "verified" owners, that way you know these reviews are from actual owners and not people hating on the product lol xD Share Bullion October 29, 2010 3:38:08 PM Best answer selected by Bullion. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedwhich is more advanced the Intel i7 3rd generation or the intel i7 4th generation Forum Solvedi5 vs i7 for gaming? not sure which Forum SolvedShould I replace my FX-6300? If so which should i go for? i5 or i7? Forum Solvedwhich is the best compatible mitherboard with i7 4770k. Forum Solvedi5 or i7? Which will work better for recording Minecraft and more? Forum SolvedWhich i5 and/or i7 processor is great with performance? Forum Solvedi5-4670k, i7 4770k, or i7 4790k? Which is best for my needs? Forum SolvedWhich msi z97 motherboard should i choose for i7 4770k? Forum Solvedi5 vs i7 which to get Forum SolvedI7 4770 vs i7 4770k which one should I choose? Forum Solvedwhich ram to use for Intel Core i7 2630QM processor Forum SolvedWhich i7 should i go for? Forum Solvedwhich one is better at vray rendering amd fx 9590 or intel i7 4770k Forum SolvedWhich will be better for 3d rendering (amd fx 9590, i7 4770k) Forum SolvedWhich of these 2 to get for 4770k i7? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !