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i5 to i7 (Intel processor upgrade)

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March 28, 2013 8:26:06 PM

How much does it cost to upgrade a 3rd gen Intel core i5 processor to 3rd gen Intel core i7 processor, in a gaming desktop/tower?
March 28, 2013 9:22:32 PM

It depends on what version of the i5 you have, and then it depends on what version of the i7 you want. It would probably cost you around 100$ bucks. Tell us what version you have and what version you want.
March 29, 2013 1:25:51 AM

If the upgrade is for gaming performance then it's a waste of money. An i5 3xxx is all you'll need for gaming.
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March 29, 2013 1:41:41 AM

not worthwile updgrade at all from i5 to i7
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March 29, 2013 1:46:52 AM

They're all correct! Now if you really need more performance you can buy a 6 core i7 for $600-$1000 which I'm not even sure that's compatible. Simple, if you want to upgrade it will be around $300 with around %10 performance increase.
March 29, 2013 6:03:03 AM

I would just wait to see what haswell brings (price/performance) then I would upgrade. +you don't really need a upgrade if your just gaming but hey it's your choice
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