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I7 870 vs i7 860 ..best value for money processor for gaming????

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May 30, 2011 5:32:07 AM

Thinking of upgrading my i3 530 to i7 870 or i7 860 ....i wuld mstly use fr gaming ....soo whch is the best among the two and is truly value for money..???my graphic card is xfx 5850 (standard version)..whch wuld b the best processor suiting my graphic card ...among the two????

Alsoo wanted a personal opinion abt my graphic card xfx 5850 ...i hope my choice of buying that graphic card ws correct or no???
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May 30, 2011 5:45:31 AM

Whichever is cheaper. The i7 870 is just the 860 clocked up an extra 133 mhz

If you're getting it for games though, you might as well just go for the i5 760
May 30, 2011 5:53:07 AM

Wuld the i5 760 help me in the long term ??coz i wnt b upgrading it fr considerable time after this...
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May 30, 2011 6:06:08 AM

get the 860 its better value and will oc just the same, the money you save can go towards a new cooler or something.
as for the gfx you could have gotten a little better for the same money although aria is doing them for 100 pounds, there average price is still 160-200 you could have gotten a 460 or a 560 for 140-160
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May 30, 2011 6:13:27 AM

The only real difference between the i5 760 and the i7 860 is the hyperthreading the i7 860 has, which is nearly useless for games anyways

The 5850 Radeon is a good choice. Excellent video card
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May 30, 2011 9:28:58 AM

you have the i3 560 right?I think that you wont need an upgrade.
May 30, 2011 9:42:55 AM

ghnader hsmithot said:
you have the i3 560 right?I think that you wont need an upgrade.

npe i hv the i3 530
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May 30, 2011 9:44:23 AM

how much is the i7 870?
I am not sure if you live in the US so thats why i am asking.
May 30, 2011 10:00:24 AM

ghnader hsmithot said:
how much is the i7 870?
I am not sure if you live in the US so thats why i am asking.

yea ur rite..i liv in india.its arnd 15k rs here
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May 30, 2011 11:54:30 AM

I own a i3 550 ,i5 760,i7 860 and use to have an i3 530.
An i5 760 is all you need if gaming is your main objective.
Btw i also have a 5850.
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