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I5 + SSD or i7

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March 29, 2012 10:33:48 PM

what would be faster an i5 ivy bridge and a ssd or a ivy bridge i7?

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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
a b à CPUs
March 29, 2012 10:48:55 PM

What do you primarily use your computer for?
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March 29, 2012 10:50:44 PM

gaming, and a little bit of video editing and cinema 4d stuff.
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? :) 
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.
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.