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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove proton007 September 5, 2012 7:02:45 AM Keep your i7. If buying new, get Z77 chipset. | Report abuse Best solution Hazle Homebuilt system Expert 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... | Report abuse kokines September 5, 2012 10:22:48 AM Best answer selected by kokines. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>I7 or i5> Related ressources: ForumI5 or i7 ? ForumI5 vs i7 for gaming. (Help needed) ForumI7 3630QM (2.40GHz) vs i5 3380M (2.90GHz) for gaming Forumi5 3570k+ HD 7950 or i7 3770k+ HD 7850 ForumBuilding new computer, which i5 or i7 cpu is best? ForumI5 vs i7 ForumNVIDIA GeForce gt 630m ForumMy rig Forum[Solved] ok ForumMy new pc ForumAm I too hot? ForumHelp with new build. ForumMy new rig!!! Forum1K video editing ForumIs it ok? ForumIs my rig ok More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !