[POLL] Intel core i5 or Intel core i7 for this custom PC Tags: New Build Intel i7 Intel Intel i5 Systems Last response: October 9, 2012 2:36 PM in Systems Share beegeepee October 9, 2012 12:18:25 PM So, I am building a $1,200 gaming PC: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jAWD should I upgrade to an i7 CPU? I was told with the video card I currently selected I woudln't use it to it's fullest potential on an i5. Let me know if it is worth upgrading to the i7. Also, if there are any other things you would change with the build please let me know what and why. THANKS! More about : poll intel core intel core custom excella1221 October 9, 2012 12:55:41 PM Whoever told you that doesn't know what he's talking about. The i5-3570k performs essentially the same as the i7-3770k on games. The only time you will need an i7 is if you do heavy CPU-based tasks like video rendering. P.S - that's an awesome build. m 0 l Kiowa789 October 9, 2012 2:25:32 PM Go with an i5 3570k for gaming. use that extra money for a graphics card. m 0 l Related resources [POLL] Intel core i5 or Intel core i7 for this custom PC - Forum Inter Core i7 4770k or Intel Core i5 4670K - Forum Intel core i5 4670k vs. intel core i7 4770k - Forum intel core i7 4960X vs Intel core i5 3570k - Forum Intel Core i7 4770S vs Intel Core i5 3570K - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ss202sl October 9, 2012 2:34:54 PM ^+1. if you're just gaming stay with an I5, and spend more on the video card. m 0 l AdrianPerry October 9, 2012 2:36:01 PM Pretty sure you need 3 of those 7970's on a single motherboard before you start to the the i5 bottleneck anything. As the rest have said, you'll have no problems, go with the i5 and either save the rest of the money, or put it towards something that will give some noticeable performance gains m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIntel Core i5 4670K vs i7 4770K Forum SolvedIntel Core i7 3630QM or Core i5 3340M Forum SolvedIntel core i5 4670 vs i7 3770 Forum SolvedIntel core i5 vs Intel core i7 Forum SolvedIntel Core i5 or i7? Forum Intel Core i5 or i7 with the same GPU (Lenovo Z510)? Forum Intel Core i7 4790 3.6 GHz vs Core i5 4670K 3.4 GHz? Forum SolvedIntel Core i3, i5, i7 in a DG965RY Desktop boards Forum SolvedIntel Core i7 4820K OR Core i4 4770K for multi-purpose PC Forum SolvedGaming PC Build based on intel core i5 4440 and Nvidia gtx 760. Forum Dual core Intel i5 4200m vs Quad core intel i7 4700MQ Forum can i put in my motherboard EP31-DS3L intel core i3 or i5 or i7 Forum I there a way to change my processor from a Intel Core i5 4200U to a i7? Forum SolvedIntel i7 4820k help pc only reading 1 core :( Forum SolvedHello guyz i am thinking to build a new high end gaming pc And my specs are these Processor-intel core i7 3690k 6core proce Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !