I7 or i5 Tags: CPUs Intel i7 Intel i5 Last response: October 4, 2012 10:08 PM in CPUs Share waggy65 October 4, 2012 2:04:58 AM i7 3770k or the i5 3570k? More about : question | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove mocchan CPUs Master October 4, 2012 2:16:39 AM Depends on your needs. For gaming, an i5 3570k is more than you'll ever need. If you're going to 3D render or edit videos, however, then the i7 3770k is your best bet. | Report abuse jaguarskx CPUs Master October 4, 2012 7:29:01 AM For games... i5. For 3D rendering / video encoding... i7. | Report abuse FlintIronStagg CPUs Expert October 4, 2012 7:37:57 AM jaguarskx said:For games... i5. For 3D rendering / video encoding... i7. +1 you wont need the i7 if you're gaming. 4 highly efficient cores is more than enough especially for a single card setup if that's your forte | Report abuse Related ressources I5 or i7 ? - Forum I5 vs i7 for gaming. (Help needed) - Forum I7 3630QM (2.40GHz) vs i5 3380M (2.90GHz) for gaming - Forum i5 3570k+ HD 7950 or i7 3770k+ HD 7850 - Forum Building new computer, which i5 or i7 cpu is best? - Forum Ask the community Publish diellur CPUs Authority October 4, 2012 9:09:37 AM Even if you do some encoding, but mainly game, the i5 is a better bet. The i7 is only recommendable if you're using multi-threaded applications the majority of the time. | Report abuse hunuok October 4, 2012 9:50:08 AM You have the advice of two addicts, an expert and a veteran. LOL. Solved. | Report abuse vitornob CPUs Expert October 4, 2012 11:22:45 AM @FlintIronStagg, @diellur Agree with both | Report abuse mocchan CPUs Master October 4, 2012 10:08:27 PM vitornob said:@FlintIronStagg, @diellur Agree with both Awww I feel left out of the agreeing circle LOL kidding. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>I7 or i5> Related ressources: ForumI5 vs i7 ForumThermaltake 850w PCI-E question Forum[Solved] Hp G6 cpu Forum4 pin atx to 8 pin atx ForumTo buy or not to buy... ForumTV ForumU ForumI7 or i5 ForumDf ForumI7 ivy vs i5 ivy More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !