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Intel Core i5 650 vs Intel Core i7 870

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December 19, 2010 7:48:30 PM

I currently have an i5 650 and my motherboard can only be maxed to an i7 870. Is it worth it to upgrade?
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December 19, 2010 9:28:14 PM

Here is a comparison: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/145?vs=107

If your system is based on mainly Gaming, it isn't worth the cost increase IMO. If your system is used for video|photo editing, CAD type activities, along with gaming, the upgrade would be worth it. No matter what, I would wait for the release of Sandy Bridge CPU's next month to see how it effects the current pricing (hopefully a decrease :)  ).
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December 20, 2010 12:33:48 AM

My system is mainly for gaming so i'll just wait. Thanks.
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