Hi everybody, first time asker and builder.
I'm preparing to build my first desktop. I have a laptop with an i7 processor (not sure of model but it is 2.66 GHz). Im going for a gaming rig, I would like to save myself some money and buy an i3 for my laptop and transfer the i7 from my laptop to my desktop. So my two questions are, can I do that? and is it cost effective?
Thank you in advance.
No laptop I7's share the same name as thier desktop cousing but they are not the same. Laptop I7's use a different socket, lower clock speeds and lower TDP You can't put a Sandy Bridges or Ivy Bridges laptop I7 in a desktop socket.