I am in the process of putting together and new computer. My plan is to buy parts here and there when there's a good sale on them. I'm making this PC for gaming mostly, since I've had a crappy Alien Ware laptop which is total trash. I've been reading that an I5 is better than an I7 for gaming is this true?
I have been out of the computer building market for awhile and need help finding a CPU that is fast and I can overclock.
An i5 isn't necessarily better than an i7, but it offers basically identical performance for a significantly reduced price.
Games don't utilize the extra threads from Hyperthreading really. On occasion they can actually reduce performance.