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December 30, 2011 8:01:51 AM

Which one is better??

i7 920 2.6Ghz 8Mb cache

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i5 2320 3.0Ghz 6Mb cache

i have offer for Acer Veriton Pc slightly used with: i7 920, DX58S0, 4GB DDR3 RAM 320GB HDD WD and Optical driver, case mouse keyboard everything in the price of just new DH67CL i5 2320 and 500GB HDD

So what i saw is i7 opt is better as i checked i7 condition, its good running high end pc but new thing is new nad i cant upgrade with things like SATAIII and USB 3.0 in future, but i can with i5 2320

So what you guyz prefer in terms on price , performance and futureproof!?????

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December 30, 2011 8:19:27 AM

I would have said overclock the 920, then i saw you have an acer computer......
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December 30, 2011 8:40:55 AM

are both pcs pre built?
what are their prices?
what do you want to do with the pc? (gaming, everyday tasks, rendering etc.)
i'll just list some things:
x58 is dead end. intel eol'ed a bunch of x58 cpus recently. but you get to play with dual x16 cfx/sli, cpu over clocking. the 920 is still competent compared to amd's or 2320. it has hyperthreading - can benefit rendering or any programs that can take advantage of hyperthreading. intel's new ivb platform will come out in april.
you have to use triple channel ram. i wonder how 4gb ram is distributed in the x58 pc.
the h67 mobo in the sb build seems like an intel h67 atx motherboard. h67 mobo doesnt allow cpu overclocking. 2320 is not overclockable, it's locked. it only turbos up to a few mhz over its base frequency. h67 doesn't allow cfx/sli. i think intel mobos also doesn't let cpus turbo to the higest turbo speed. often lowers average speed.
i'd suggest to scrap both pcs and get one with core i5 2400/2500k with a z68 atx motherboard that supports at least x8+x8 cfx/sli if you had to buy a pc right now.
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December 30, 2011 9:20:06 AM

I use pc for casual gaming, video rendering, 1080p movie, 2d not 3d!

And i want some upgradability on pc,

NO, i7 is pre built whereas i5 i have to assemble, all new stuff!
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December 30, 2011 9:50:36 AM

the10leito said:
I use pc for casual gaming, video rendering, 1080p movie, 2d not 3d!

And i want some upgradability on pc,

NO, i7 is pre built whereas i5 i have to assemble, all new stuff!

among intel stuff, lga 1155 offers the best upgradability so far. according to intel, one would be able to use newer ivy bridge cpus in select sandy bridge motherboards (h6x, p67, z68) - this is untested till ivy bridge actually comes out.
if you get x58, you're stuck with the i7 920. later, may be try finding 980/975x on ebay or something. intel has already released x79 (x58's replacement) compatible cpus and chipsets.
for casual gaming, some video editing/rendering, movie playback - x58 might be overkill.
a self-built sandy bridge pc or ivy bridge pc would be more suitable and cost effective imo. unless the x58 pc is really really really cheap. you haven't mentioned the pre built's price.
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December 30, 2011 10:24:40 AM

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December 30, 2011 10:26:42 AM

de5_Roy said:
among intel stuff, lga 1155 offers the best upgradability so far. according to intel, one would be able to use newer ivy bridge cpus in select sandy bridge motherboards (h6x, p67, z68) - this is untested till ivy bridge actually comes out.
if you get x58, you're stuck with the i7 920. later, may be try finding 980/975x on ebay or something. intel has already released x79 (x58's replacement) compatible cpus and chipsets.
for casual gaming, some video editing/rendering, movie playback - x58 might be overkill.
a self-built sandy bridge pc or ivy bridge pc would be more suitable and cost effective imo. unless the x58 pc is really really really cheap. you haven't mentioned the pre built's price.



YEa dude, thnx for reply, yea ur ryt self-built built is more suitable price are in other currency so thats y m aint posting, but according to USD or CAD, its ma be difference of 80$ in i7 and i5 pc.


Cuz in future i would like to buy i7 2600k or something with LGA 1155
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December 30, 2011 10:31:16 AM

$80 difference between an x58 pc and a sandy bridge i5 pc? what are the prices?
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