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So that's 4 in favor of the switch to an i5. I see a bunch of guys running around on here with 775s on their systems, Any reason any of you HAVEN'T decided to make the switch yet?
Simply put? Money. Some of us have crappy $8.00/hr jobs and $1000/month Rents to pay. So Guys like me go with what we can afford. I have not yet paid off my CPU. I will be paying $100 for the Xeon. While alot of people are making the 775 - 1155 jump there are us diehards that will stay with our 775 systems. They have been one of the most reliable chips IMO. Not to mention that the upgradability of the S775 was enourmous.
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You can also go used and look for 1st gen 1156 equipment which will still be a very noticeable performance boost over your current setup. An i5 750/760 is a great yet cheap upgrade and is well overclockable. The i7 860 adds hyperthreading and can also be picked up for reasonably cheap.
Yeah at this point just a mobo that i can overclock the E5200 I have would be a noticeable improvement.

Used IS the route im going.
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So that's 4 in favor of the switch to an i5. I see a bunch of guys running around on here with 775s on their systems, Any reason any of you HAVEN'T decided to make the switch yet?
I often skip generations. While I do have the i5-2500 now, I didn't have the first generation i5. Every review I could find with enough data indicated my Q9650 with its mild overclock was on par with a Core i5-750, winning some benchmarks, and losing others. Also, I had 8GB of quality DDR2 RAM, and a Gigabyte motherboard that was rock solid that I loved; I'm very picky about mainboards.

The newer Sandy Bridge Core i5 competes favorably with the first-gen Core i7; the 2500 and 2500K at stock speeds are faster in a number of ways over the first generation. The very low cost of DDR3 convinced me to look into it further. Then I found an Asrock mainboard going to be released in early August that did everything I wanted a board to do. That, and a good freelance gig made this a good time for an upgrade.

I stayed on Socket 775 for probably four years, through one dual-core and two quad-core CPUs. I still think it's a great platform.
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OK if you are looking for a motherboard upgrade whats your budget?
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So can someone tell me, real world experience, is a limited clock on an i3 2100 or something in that range noticeably faster in every day applications than a fully clocked Q6700?
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i5 2500k is a pretty amazing little chip for a stupid price!
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OK if you are looking for a motherboard upgrade whats your budget?
Really I only have around $220, to play with. So like $80 for a board, $110 for CPU and $30 for memory.
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So can someone tell me, real world experience, is a limited clock on an i3 2100 or something in that range noticeably faster in every day applications than a fully clocked Q6700?
The i3 is two cores, four threads.

The Q6700 is four physical cores.

In anything that uses only two cores, the i3 will win. It's more efficient as a CPU, and uses less power (32nm process as opposed to the 65nm of the Q6700). In any app that can use four physical cores, it will be closer, but the i3 will still probably win by a small margin, or tie in the worst case.

I think the i5 is the best CPU if you truly want an upgrade, but that really depends on what your budget is. I tend to compare the i3 to the E8xxx Core 2 Duo CPUs when looking at market segmenting for 775/1155 comparisons, and the i5 to the Q9xxx Core 2 Quads. Also, since the i5 has Turbo (the i3 doesn't), it really pulls ahead in single-threaded apps.
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i was in the same boat a few weeks ago op. had a q8200, then i moved on to the 2500k and needless to say, stuff runs alot faster.
just a suggestion:

i5 2400- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115074
h67(assuming no OCing)- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157233
ram- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231313

just under 300 bucks. or just swap out the 2400 for an i3 2100 for a total of 230bucks
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The i3 is two cores, four threads.

The Q6700 is four physical cores.

In anything that uses only two cores, the i3 will win. It's more efficient as a CPU, and uses less power (32nm process as opposed to the 65nm of the Q6700). In any app that can use four physical cores, it will be closer, but the i3 will still probably win by a small margin, or tie in the worst case.

I think the i5 is the best CPU if you truly want an upgrade, but that really depends on what your budget is. I tend to compare the i3 to the E8xxx Core 2 Duo CPUs when looking at market segmenting for 775/1155 comparisons, and the i5 to the Q9xxx Core 2 Quads. Also, since the i5 has Turbo (the i3 doesn't), it really pulls ahead in single-threaded apps.
That's the info I've been after. (Opens new tab and Googles CPU threads. OK didn't help. But ill take your word for it.)
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