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I5 760 and 1156 mb help

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April 2, 2012 1:59:03 PM

Pls Help, there is a promo here that sells i5 760 , Asus P7P55D-E LX and a 4gb ddr kingston for $257.00 (converted from currency here)

My question is:
1. is this a good deal? considering 1156 socket is "outdated"?
2. should i go for a i3 2120 processor with a newer 1155 socket? (price is almost the same with the promo.)

TY for any response. :) 


*the price is converted from the currency here and; i cant buy online (dont ask me why). :p 

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April 2, 2012 2:09:43 PM

From what I understand, the i5 760 is still quite a strong chip. Though I'm really a big fan of the i3 21xx, lol. Not too sure which to choose...with the i5, you get 4 real cores...but on the other hand..-cringes- More people, help! :lol: 
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April 2, 2012 3:59:54 PM

The first gen quad core i5's are still very powerfull cpu's despite being almost 3 years old, can anyone tell me a game or an app that won't run smoothly on it? The mobo is nothing special sure but it's fine as long as he doesn't OC above 3.2GHz. But be sure to buy another 4GB of ram because 4GB is not enough these days.
So i'd say go for it, if you're sure the mobo or ram aren't problematic, because this is very cheap deal.
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April 3, 2012 4:05:07 AM

yeah its very tempting... its original price is $385-410 here.

I wont be overclocking, so i think the stability wont be a problem.
i edit in adobe and corel, aside from playing games. (< just thought that i need to put this info.. might be useful :p  )

@upgrading to i5... i will be using it for a year or more then sell the whole computer so no upgrading.

if you really suggest that i buy a i3 21xx,
can you suggest me a cheap z68 motherboard (preferably if theres a usb 3.0).

thanks for the response. :D 
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April 3, 2012 6:27:50 AM

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if not overclocking I feel the 2.8GHz of the i5-760 will be of hindrance in the end.
yes four cores is better than 2 cores + hyper-threading but the i3-3120 being clocked so much higher than the i5-760 will compensate.
then upgrade to Ivy Bridge i5 when appropriate.

mATX or ATX motherboard.?
(and to be specific you want a Z68 Gen3 motherboard).


mATX or ATX anything is fine. i will buy new atx anyway (micro or mid tower, anything is fine)
suggest me a cheap z68 > or any motherboard that has usb 3.0 i will only use it for 2-3 years.

tia.
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April 3, 2012 8:45:51 AM

unknown_13: cpu ok. very cheap.
malmental: motherboard not good. i3 21xx is compensated if overclocked. (i will not overclock :D  )

last question...
i've been thinking ... if i will not upgrade the cpu and motherboard, is it ok for that price?

thanks for the feedback:
mocchan
malmental
unknown_13
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April 3, 2012 9:49:26 AM

Can't overclock the i3 anyway. Can you get the asrock z68 extreme 3 gen 3, or even the gigabyte z68x-ud3h-b3?
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April 3, 2012 10:51:16 AM

amuffin said:
Can't overclock the i3 anyway. Can you get the asrock z68 extreme 3 gen 3, or even the gigabyte z68x-ud3h-b3?


Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen3 = $162
Gigabyte Z68X UD3H = $185

i3 2120 = $132 (motherboard prices are higher than the cpu :o  )
$132(cpu)+$162(mb) + $26(ram 4gb) = $320 against i5 promo $257

im assuming you are not in favor of the i5 760, just some more in favor for the i3 then im leaning on it.
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April 3, 2012 11:59:47 AM

It would depend on your software really. If it's well threaded the i5 760 at stock clocks will be faster than the i3 2100. If the software you use only uses 2 threads , the i3 2100 will pull ahead, though not by as huge of a margin as some people might think, as turbo boost will bump your clockspeed up to around 3.2 GHz if you are only loading up 2 cores on the i5.

If you are looking for a cheap upgrade now, the i5 760 is still quite good. A Sandy Bridge mobo is more future proof if you are looking at maybe grabbing an Ivy Bridge CPU later on. If you plan on waiting a bit longer for Haswell before upgrading again, then it won't really matter, as Haswell will be on a new socket, requiring new motherboards again.
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April 3, 2012 12:20:04 PM

Supernova1138 said:
It would depend on your software really. If it's well threaded the i5 760 at stock clocks will be faster than the i3 2100. If the software you use only uses 2 threads , the i3 2100 will pull ahead, though not by as huge of a margin as some people might think, as turbo boost will bump your clockspeed up to around 3.2 GHz if you are only loading up 2 cores on the i5.

If you are looking for a cheap upgrade now, the i5 760 is still quite good. A Sandy Bridge mobo is more future proof if you are looking at maybe grabbing an Ivy Bridge CPU later on. If you plan on waiting a bit longer for Haswell before upgrading again, then it won't really matter, as Haswell will be on a new socket, requiring new motherboards again.


Supernova113: i5 760 is still quite good. (since i will not be upgrading the cpu).
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April 3, 2012 1:23:41 PM

I would just go with the i5 760 as it is much cheaper and haswell will be better than both anyway. I got a i5 760 my self and it is as smooth as warm butter or cream. Dual cores do well in poorly threaded or light threaded games and apps due to higher clocks but there is little substitute for a quad core.
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April 3, 2012 2:11:37 PM

@malmental: i dont do overclocking, because i havent tried one and i may end up ruining it. (want to make it last longer>less heat)
@nforce4max: "i5 760 my self and it is as smooth as warm butter or cream. " i like the sound of it :)  another vote for i5.

cant make up my mind yet... i guess im gonna read more reviews.
ty for the feedbacks.
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April 3, 2012 3:31:09 PM

Well there are trade offs on both so it is up to you to decide.
1156, slower memory controller and good boards are hard to find. Nonexistent upgrade path.
1155, cost and not all will be able to support IB beside locked down to almost no overclocking at all except K versions.

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