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Old December 4, 2009, 03:42 PM
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Default Core i7 860 vs core i5 750

I know people will say check the benchmarks but here it goes.

I am looking to buy one of the new core processors and I need help to decide on either a core i5 750 or a core i7 860.

I will play mostly games + normal stuff with my computer but I would like it to last about 3-4 years with a possible change of graphic card in about 2 years.

Anyone has an idea on this? I do not want an extreme processor because they are just too expensive. About 200 - 320 would be ok for me.

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Old December 4, 2009, 04:52 PM
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For your usage you probably wouldn't see any advantage to going with the 860. It doesn't seem like you do a lot of multitasking or run heavily multithreaded applications, so you'd be better off just getting a 750 and overclocking it.
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Old December 4, 2009, 05:55 PM
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Seriously why do people LOVE the 750 so much? It's a crippled CPU!

Get the 860 and be done with it. I've got mine running at 4.0GHz with HT on comfortably. If you're going to buy a 750, it's no use. You may as well just keep an existing Core 2 Quad setup because a 750 won't do you any good.
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Old December 4, 2009, 06:19 PM
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Why do people love the 750 so much? Well it's $150 cheaper to start. This guy doesn't sound like he doesnt need much more power than an i750 can provide why would he spend the extra 150??? It doesn't sound like he has a Core2Quad setup either so... The 750 is in now way "crippled" it's still a great cpu, it just dosent have HT, which he won't be utilizing.
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My understanding is that i5 is like Celeron for P4 which kind of bad... but i5 is faster then Q6600 and was able to play any game with my Q6600 setup + HD4870. Now I have i7 plus dual GTX285 and it feels no difference. I'd say put more money on video card.
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My understanding is that i5 is like Celeron for P4 which kind of bad...
That analogy isn't remotely accurate.
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Id go for the 750, and spend the extra coin on a better video card. By the sounds of it, you prolly will never notice the dif. Hell drop the extra coin on a better HDD (or SSD) THAT would be a better upgrade than a HT'ed cpu ;)
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OK Well I have a Core 2 duo E6400 right now with 4 gig of RAM :) I have a GTX 260 that I bought this summer. The only changes I want to make is to the MB, CPU and RAM. As for the HD well I have a WD 1TB black and for now SSDs are too expensive for me.

If I do not buy the 860 I would get 8 GIG of RAM instead of 4.
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Honestly, both 8gb and HT'ed CPU sound like overkill for your needs....BUT where you have a decent hdd and gpu....get the 860. IF you ever find a need for more ram its a cheaper & easier upgrade than yanking a cpu ;)
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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?
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