Go Back   Hardware Canucks > HARDWARE > CPU's and Motherboards

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old November 24, 2009, 11:58 AM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 3
Default Core i5 750 vs Core 2 duo E8500

Hey guys, I'm planning to buy a new computer and I don't know which one of these CPUs is best for gaming, i5 750 or core 2 dup E8500, (especially FPS like Crysis, CoD4, ...)

Or maybe I could find a more appropriate (intel) processor of the same price?

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old November 24, 2009, 12:05 PM
MarkOne's Avatar
Banned
F@H
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chertsey 60 KM north of Montreal
Posts: 4,015
Default

they are the same price.. and pushing the 750 at 4,0 ghz is a walk in the park.

if you go for a E8xxx, go for the e8400... you will save $ 25 , the 8400 is also easy to push to 4.0 ghz

honestly go for the i5..unless you have already a good 775 board
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old November 24, 2009, 12:13 PM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 3
Default

Do I need a new fan to push it to 4GHz? I'm planning to keep the fan included in the box
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old November 24, 2009, 12:22 PM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 3,344
Default

If you're upgrading.. Don't do it.. those E8400 are still pretty good.. besides a better GPU would show more performance increase in the games you listed.

If you're building a whole new PC.. then yes the 750 is the way to go, you can get yourself a good i5 system for less than $800..Although, if you look around you can build yourself a Core 2 system for almost half the cost, the buy/sell section in this forum, usually has very good deals by users. Actually you might be able to save yourself $$ by getting some of the necessary parts either way you go..

As I said though, brand spankin new!!.. i5 750 is your best bet..
__________________
Intel E8400, Biostar TPower i45
G-Skill PC2-8500 4GB, Saphire HD4870 512mb
Cooler Master HAF 932, Enermax Galaxy DXX 1000W
Samsung 931BW 19" LCD, Logitech MX Revolution
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old November 24, 2009, 12:28 PM
MarkOne's Avatar
Banned
F@H
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chertsey 60 KM north of Montreal
Posts: 4,015
Default

forgot the OC with stock cooler my 750 have a $ 35 cooler on it ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheCoon View Post
Do I need a new fan to push it to 4GHz? I'm planning to keep the fan included in the box
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old November 25, 2009, 02:41 AM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 3
Default

It will be an i5 for me then, and i guess that i'll buy another fan.

Thank you for your help!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old November 30, 2009, 06:12 PM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 25
Default

To really hit a good oc you'd have to get a new HSF for either, so yeah stick with the i5 imo as well.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old November 30, 2009, 06:51 PM
Allstar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 518

My System Specs

Default

NCIX has the Coolermaster Hyper something or another for 20$. It's the best bang for your buck CPU cooling ever.
If you buy the core2duo, you'll regret it every day. The nelahem architecture is just too amazing to not have. The price difference isn't all the much either.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old November 30, 2009, 07:22 PM
belgolas's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: St. Thomas Ontario close to london
Posts: 3,935

My System Specs

Default

plus the motherboards are MUCH better than the old 775 boards. The best thing to happen was the option for SLI or Crossfire on the same board. Not to mention you future proof your system a bit because you have a new socket with upgrade paths while if you bought a 775 mobo you have no new cpus coming out.
__________________

Sponsor a child!
Fight poverty.

Qoute by Perineum
"ID10T. I just BETCHA he's got 9 toolbars on his web browser right now."
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old November 30, 2009, 08:10 PM
Fudd Rucker's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SSM Ont
Posts: 950

My System Specs

Default

I went with an i5 and its been one of the most satisfying pc purchase since my amd64 939 3200 venice core. Easily got 4.2ghz on air with a cheap vanilla board, will get to see it really shine under water very soon. My only beef is that it appears that i7 860 and 870 with a couple of xeons are going to be the highest end chips for the 1156 platform as far I have been able to tell. Sure they will get die shrinks but thats hardly worth changing out a processor in my opinion.
__________________
I couldnt think of something snarky or interesting to put here this time around.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Tags
computer , cpu , i5 750 , intel , processor

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Core 2 duo E6400 vs Core I5 750 Pidg76 CPU's and Motherboards 18 October 7, 2009 05:05 PM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 vs Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Hanibal{CA} New Builds 18 August 10, 2009 07:53 PM
FS: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 OEM $260 zoob Buy/Sell & Trade 2 February 21, 2008 09:02 PM
FS - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Dual Core Processor LGA775 Conroe 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 4MB L2 pat767 Buy/Sell & Trade 0 January 22, 2008 09:00 AM