CPU for streaming/frapsing/video editing - do I need an i5? Tags: CPUs Streaming Video Editing Intel i5 Last response: June 28, 2012 11:13 PM in CPUs Share Simplexity88 June 28, 2012 8:42:20 PM Hi all, I'm doing my first build ever for on a budget computer ($600 max without OS/peripherals). The purposes for this computer are gaming, frapsing, streaming and video editing. I'm not interested in overclocking whatsoever and the two processors I was looking at were an intel i3 2100 ($90) vs the i5 3450 ($150) - I live by a Microcenter. I'm also trying to save money on the motherboard. If I get the i3 can I get away with a cheap H61? And if I get the i5 3450 is there any reason to get more than a B75 mobo (remember, no overclocking). More about : cpu streaming frapsing video editing Simplexity88 June 28, 2012 10:38:45 PM Any thoughts? Brett928S2 a b à CPUs June 28, 2012 11:13:24 PM Hi An i3 will be fine...depending on how many cores you need for your video editing software...if you need lots you might also think about a 6 core Amd... All the best Brett Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumBest Intel 2nd Gen Core i5 CPU & Chipset for Video/Image Editing ? ForumI7 vs i5 for digital editing ForumFirst build, novice, i5 2500K for photo editing , need opinions ForumComputer locks up viewing/ editing hi-def videos with new Intel i5 CPU ForumBetter to go with i5 or i7 for video editing ? ForumI5 or i7 for movie editing ? ForumI7 vs. I5 for photoshopand digital video editing ? ForumNeed advice for CPU in Photo/Video editing computer. Forum£700 (~$1100) Programming, multimedia/ editing , gaming. i5 3570K ForumQuestion about upgrading cpu (video editing + gaming) + which mobo ForumVideo Editing - How much CPU power do you really need ? ForumI5 vs I7 for Music Video Editing - Sony Vegas ForumPSU Help More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !