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i am buying a new computer and i need to decide between the i5-760 or the Q9500.
i don't intend to use the new computer to much other than gaming, i don't use Photoshop and other software.

so, which processor will be better for a gaming computer?
thanks.
post #2 of 11
i5 760 Has a tad more OC Headroom and is about 10-15% Clock for clock Faster..
The Q95XX Is still good but with the i5 760 You get DDR3 and more performance. Both are Discontinued sockets.

i5 760..
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Go for the i5.
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Thread Starter 
that was fast! thanks you very much guys.
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i5 760 but have you consider the i5 2500k, about $20 more then the i5 760 but you get a lot more performance in my opinion.
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post #8 of 11
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i5 760 but have you consider the i5 2500k, about $20 more then the i5 760 but you get a lot more performance in my opinion.
Its not just your opinion, its a fact.
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post #9 of 11
Neither. Go for an 1155 board & CPU.

1156 is pointless as a new investment now.

775 CPUs are only worth buying to upgrade an older rig on a budget, and even then I'd be looking for a 2nd hand chip, and only if I didn't need to add RAM also. No point throwing money after old tech.
post #10 of 11
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and what about i5 2300 vs i5 2500?
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