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October 4, 2012 4:27:03 PM

Hi,

I found a used i5 750 for a price of 140 USD.
I have a supporting mobo - H55M-D2H, with the current CPU being i5 661.

I recently bought an HD6950 2GB which didn't help much compared to the old GTX 260 MaxCore on big, open maps (Armored Kill, Battlefield 3).

I was told a quad core is needed for this game, and I wonder if the i5 750 is worth buying.

Other system specs include 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz, 60GB SSD M4, Corsair VX450.

Currently running BF3 rather slow (20-30) FPS at 1680x1050, Ultra texturs, everything else low/off, off where it exists.

GPU reaching 90C on Furmark.
CPU Idle core temps (5-15 percent load): 56-58. Using stock cooler.

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October 4, 2012 4:39:12 PM

Sound like a good deal, especially since you can sell off your i5 661 for atleast $85 :) 
Try and bargin a bit more thoe, you never noe, you may get it for even less!!

Quad cores are definitely the way to go nowadays :)  And the 750 will surely give you a nice boost in many modern apps :) 
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October 4, 2012 4:44:13 PM

I used to have a Q6600 with a nice Hyper 212 Plus cooler. In fact, I gave it to my brother next room. :D 

Would a Q6600 OC'd to around 3Ghz outperform the i5 661 or a stock i5 750?

I'm trying to save money here. :D 
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October 4, 2012 5:33:18 PM

The stock I5 should still be faster than the Q6600 @ 3.0Ghz but honestly it would be close, but why not overclock the I5 than since it'll do 3.5-4.0Ghz?
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October 4, 2012 5:41:41 PM

The i5 750 is still a very capable CPU, not quite as good as the 3450 etc but you wouldn't really see a huge difference. Compared to the Q6600, it is quite a lot better (I used to have a Q6600 too, it was a good CPU!).
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October 4, 2012 5:58:03 PM

I agree the Intel® Core™ i5-750 is a nice processor. The move from the Intel Core 2 Quad to a 1st generation Intel Core i5-750 processor would yield around 10% to 15% performance improvement at the same speed. So while you may not be able to keep up with an Intel Core i5-3570K you will have a solid processor.
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October 11, 2012 5:32:13 AM

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