I5 + SSD or i7 Tags: CPUs SSD Intel i7 Intel i5 Last response: March 31, 2012 1:46 AM in CPUs Share mercer95 March 29, 2012 10:33:48 PM what would be faster an i5 ivy bridge and a ssd or a ivy bridge i7? More about : ssd evang March 29, 2012 10:41:10 PM if you don't plan on using programs that are able to fully utilize the 8 threads of the i7, then you should go with the i5 + ssd scottiemedic a b à CPUs March 29, 2012 10:48:55 PM What do you primarily use your computer for? Related resources I5 w/fast SSD Verses i7 w/ slower SSD which is better? - Forum I5 and ssd or just i7 ? - Forum I5 and SSD or i7 and HDD> - Forum I5 v. i7 , SSD v. HDD, in the test of time? - Forum I5 SSD or i7 HD - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mercer95 March 29, 2012 10:50:44 PM gaming, and a little bit of video editing and cinema 4d stuff. scottiemedic a b à CPUs March 29, 2012 10:52:13 PM If you tip the scale to gaming, the i5 combo. If the scale tips more toward video and rendering, the HT of the i7 will be better. Simple, huh? mercer95 March 29, 2012 10:58:05 PM I think I will go for the i5 combo, sorry I forgot to change it from discussion to question so no best answer. and thank you both for your input. Anonymous_26 a b à CPUs March 31, 2012 1:46:45 AM For gaming I would go with the I5 200k and an SSD. What I did was use the SSD as a boot drive. I installed Windows 7 and all motherboard drivers onto the SSD and a regular HDD for everything else. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources CPU i7 2600 VS CPU i5 2500 plus OCZ Vertex 2(E Version) 60GB SSD ? Forum Core i5 + SSD Vs Core i7 no SSD Forum i5 3570k+ HD 7950 or i7 3770k+ HD 7850 Forum I7 3770k or i5 3570k for extreme gaming? Forum I5 3570k vs i7 3770k vs wait for haswell Forum Three questions about the i7 3770k vs i5 3750k for gaming Forum I5 2500k now or i7 3820 next month Forum Where can I find a good mechanical keyboard? Forum SSD Tray Compatibility (Antec 1100 Case) Forum [Solved] 2500K with SSD *OR* 2700K with 7200 rpm HDD? Forum [Solved] First build in 7 years. Question about AMD with SSD and HDD. Forum SSD for SRT and CS5 cache? Forum [Solved] Audio crackling (narrowed down to SSD?) Forum 256GB SSD or 120GB SSD+500GB HDD Forum Which 120GB SSD? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !