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After reading some post on this forum, I was made a decision to go with the i5 when I build my next computer. However, Microcenter is selling the i7 950 for $200 compared to $170 for the i5 760. I understand that the motherboard and memory will also be more expensive for the i7, but would it still be more cost effective to go with the i5.
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  1. nope it wouldn't , but if you can get the I7 950 its way better than I5 , at least for long term , beside any DDR3 memory will works on X58
    considering get a mid cpu between them think about I7 870 and its works on P55
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    My 2cents, first it really depends on what you are going to use your PC for. The i5 if your looking to stay within a budget and still get great performance. i7 if you are not as worried about the budget and want somthing that will give great multi-threaded performance as well as give you more breathing room before it comes down to the next time you need to build a PC.
  3. I was mentioning the i7 950 because micro center is selling them for less than they are the i7 870. It seems like $200 for i7 950 is a very good deal.

    I guess I'll need to create a spreadsheet to see what the complete price differences will be and not just the processor.

    Thank you for the replies so far.
  4. ^From spreadsheets I have made for myself, I know parts you choose will be different than mine most likely, but the i7 ends up being $120 - $170 more with the CPU's at those prices.
  5. thechief73 said:
    ^From spreadsheets I have made for myself, I know parts you choose will be different than mine most likely, but the i7 ends up being $120 - $170 more with the CPU's at those prices.


    Thank you, I think I'll go with i7.
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