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February 13, 2011 1:19:50 AM

Im planning to upgrade my i5 1156 to an i7 1156. anybody have any suggestions on which one i should get?

Processor: Intel i5 660 @3333mhz
MOBO: EVGA P55LE
PSU: Corsair tx750w
RAM: Corsair XMS3 6GB
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6850
HDD: 2X 500WD Caviar Black

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a c 135 à CPUs
February 13, 2011 1:21:47 AM

well it depends are u gonna overclock ur cpu, and second id need to know what heatsink ur running, and whats ur goal better multitasking and multi-treaded apps , or more fps, than again all i7s are good for both, gaming and multitasking, whats ur budget and ur main goal thanks
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February 13, 2011 1:41:20 AM

I tend to multitask a lot. I'm just trying to make my computer future proof if u get what I'm sayin. In terms of games the i5 does a good job. I just looking at how much of a step up should I go without having to spend too much for more than what I need. My limit is $300
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February 13, 2011 3:12:43 AM

The LGA1156 i7s basically has 4 'non-energy efficient' models ranging from 2.8 to 3.066 GHz... with some varying Turbo speed boosts. Newegg shows the i7-870 at $290 (2.93 GHz version), Microcenter has it at $230. Once you're decide you're going to upgrade... getting whatever CPU meets your budget more or less is the decidng factor.

The i5 vs. i7 difference is mostly dual core vs. quad core. Both have hyperthreading. Your i5 will have 300 MHz faster 'stock speed' (about 10% faster)... but the fastest i7-8xx will turbo up to the same turbo speed if as your i5 if only 2 cores are being utilized.

Is the current system feeling slow? I think of future proofing more like getting a DDR3 motherboard instead of DDR2 (for some of the AM2/3 options for example). This is more of a situation of taking advantage of an upgrade path from your earlier 1156 purchase to extend its useful life before you need to do a full system upgrade. With Intel... I pretty much expect that I'll need to buy a new motherboard when its time to upgrade my CPU (and maybe memory). New sockets seem to roll along pretty frequently with the new technology.

Best of luck!
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February 13, 2011 3:14:34 AM

ur fine with ur i5 dual-core , if ur gonna do a jump, upgrade to a 6core or 8 core cpu setup when they come out, currently the sandy bridge way is on hold, theyre fixing the bugs with these specific cpus, so id wait a little before upgradingur , yes the i5-750 be an upgrade but only if u do alot of multi-tasking or playing games that utilize more than 2 cores a one instance
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February 13, 2011 8:34:51 PM

If your only upgrade purpose is "future proofing" and you have no issues with your current CPU, you would just be wasting your money.
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February 13, 2011 8:57:30 PM

iceclock said:
ur fine with ur i5 750, if ur gonna do a jump, upgrade to a 6core or 8 core cpu setup when they come out, currently the sandy bridge way is on hold, theyre fixing the bugs with these specific cpus, so id wait a little before upgrading


Sorry but he doesn't have the 750 ;) 

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Im planning to upgrade my i5 1156 to an i7 1156. anybody have any suggestions on which one i should get?

Processor: Intel i5 660 @3333mhz
MOBO: EVGA P55LE
PSU: Corsair tx750w
RAM: Corsair XMS3 6GB
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6850
HDD: 2X 500WD Caviar Black


Which that my good friends is a dual core i5 cpu (with HyperThreding).

@ OP: for you, i would say the core i5 760 would be a bit better step-up (4 cores with no hyperthreading) as Hyperthreading from a core i7 (which to an OS looks like 8 cores) is only really useful if the apps you use are able to take advantage of that. If your not, by the time you do take advantage of it, you'll probably be already wanting a new system that will be much more powerful than an I7.

Although as others pointed out, if your current system isn't slow, i would wait and save the money.
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February 13, 2011 9:00:02 PM

ive fixed my post, thanks for pointing out my err0r ;P
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February 13, 2011 9:01:33 PM

iceclock said:
ive fixed my post, thanks for pointing out my err0r ;P


Happens to all of us. ;) 
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February 21, 2011 12:32:01 AM

Best answer selected by jmac1891.
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