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Old December 4, 2009, 07:00 PM
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I7 860 for sure. Way of the future.

This is turning out to one of those lame threads about dual core vs quad core. Way of the future.

Ohh and did i mention Way of the future?
Might be the way of the future but is it worth the price right now? No way. My i5 750 beats my old i7 920 Classy rig in gaming I know not the same but comparable. So what does that say? For gaming i5 is bang for the buck. Save your money for more important things. Most games don't even use 4 cores and those that do, do it half assed.My guess it will be a long time before games take advantage of hyper-threading. In computers buy for today, there is such a thing as buying smart but "future proofing" is futile.

PS I just noticed you don't even own an intel platform hmmmmmmmmmm
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Old December 4, 2009, 07:01 PM
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Well I do not want it to be a lame thread. Just asking an honest question because seriously I checked on the Web and some people say the i5 is the best value while others say it is the i7 860. Usually, what I do is take the processor for which I must add less than 120$ to get to the next step. i.e.

i5 750: 219$
i7 860: 319$
i7 870: 600$

Well in that case I would get either the 750 or the 860 ;)

For me the future is multi-core and multi-thread for is HT added that much a value for what I want to do with my computer? or Longevity? That is the question :)
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Old December 4, 2009, 07:10 PM
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no. Gaming is all GPU -- mostly...
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Old December 4, 2009, 07:19 PM
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if gaming is your concern look here .....

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Old December 4, 2009, 08:34 PM
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Nuff said!
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Old December 4, 2009, 08:37 PM
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I hope people realize the ONLY difference between an i5 and an i7 is hyper threading.....
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Old December 4, 2009, 08:37 PM
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Well, if you're not doing a lot of CPU intensive things that will take advantage of multithreading, get the i5. Here's why:
Hyperthreading, though great for highly-threaded apps, won't help you in games (except maybe Source engine games, which are a joke to run anyway). However, what hyperthreading will do is add a lot of heat to the processor, so if you're also overclocking it (especially on air cooling) you're probably going to turn it off anyway. You'll see bigger performance boosts from overclocking than from hyperthreading.
Without hyperthreading, the only difference between the i5 and i7 is a marginally higher multiplier, which I hardly think is worth 100 USD. A quad-core will at the very least be a viable gaming processor in four years. As was mentioned above, gaming is dictated almost entirely by the GPU (though the CPU can still certainly bottleneck), so, in your situation, I would get a 750 and a good aftermarket cooler (Hyper 212 + if you're on a tight budget) and put the rest of the saved money into a better graphics card. Or keep it and buy games. Or porn. Hell, I dunno.
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Ok if I decided to go with Raserei408 suggestion's to use a core i5 750, would adding a second GTX260 be a good choice instead of putting my money on a 860? (and yes get an Hyper 212 for the cpu).
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Old December 5, 2009, 06:43 AM
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I will go with the 750 + a 5870

let's make some math

you save $ 100 with the 750
a new 260 will cost you $ 200
you can sell your 260 for more the $ 100

if you don't buy the 260 and buy a 750 you save $300 + the $ 100 from the sale of the actual 260...you just pay a 5870
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If you're doing just "gaming and normal stuff", grab a 750 and invest in better cooling. Push that puppy to 4.2GHz to make games weep.
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