Solved I7 or i5 Tags: Homebuilt Intel i7 Intel i5 Systems Last response: September 5, 2012 10:22 AM in Systems Share kokines September 5, 2012 7:00:41 AM Hey guys, I am building a 2nd computer just for the living room and was thinking of maybe replacing some of the pieces in my current build, what do you think? Keep my i7 2600k Sandy Bridge & P67 Professional MOBO Or swap with a i5 3570 Ivy Bridge & Z77 MOBO I will be using a 660TI GPU, and the P67 doesn't support PCIE 3.0 (not sure how much of a difference that will make)... Trying to maximize my PC for Gaming and also Adobe AE, Photoshop etc. More about : question proton007 September 5, 2012 7:02:45 AM Keep your i7. If buying new, get Z77 chipset. m 0 l Best solution Hazle a b B Homebuilt system September 5, 2012 7:16:57 AM Keep the i7+P67 PCIE 3.0 doesn't give you enough benefit to warrant spending on an all new CPU & Board. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Ivy_Bridge_PCI... Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer kokines September 5, 2012 10:22:48 AM Best answer selected by kokines. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedneed help deciding between i5 and i7 Forum SolvedIntel Core i7 with GTX 760 OR Intel Core i5 with GTX 770? Forum SolvedIntel Core i5 3570k upgrade to i7 4790k? Forum Solvedi5 vs i7? Worth the $80 price difference? Forum SolvedShould I replace my FX-6300? If so which should i go for? i5 or i7? Forum SolvedWill buying i5 or i7 help with fps? Forum SolvedIntel i7 4500U vs Intel i5 3570 Forum SolvedIntel i5 4670K or i7 4770. On Budget Forum SolvedMoving from i5 to i7? Is it worth it? (Upgrade time) Forum SolvedIs the i5 really THAT different from an i7? Forum Solvedi5 or i7? Which will work better for recording Minecraft and more? Forum Solvedi5 vr i7 Build: Gaming only Forum SolvedGTX 770 + I7 4790k or GTX 780 I5 4690k Forum SolvedWill an i5 4690k be enough for future game releases or should I get an i7? Forum Solvedi5 4200m vs i7 4700mq Forum Solvedi7 4770 or i5 4670 Forum SolvedLooked again, i7 4790 vs i5 4690k Forum Solvedhmm, i7 4770 or an i5 4690k for gaming? Forum SolvedOverclocked i5 4690k vs stock i7 4770/4770k Forum Solvedi7 4700MQ vs i5 4200M Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !