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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.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyper-Threading

The Core i3 and Core i7 have hyper-threading (the Core i5 does not, however, its two additional physical cores are faster than the hyperthreading of the Core i3). The Core i5 and i7 have Turbo Boost, which means when only one CPU core is in use, the CPU can boost the speed of that core beyond stock to improve performance.
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I upgraded from 775(Q9650@4.0Ghz on a XFX 780i mobo) to 1155 two months ago and am very impressed.
Your budget is tight, but I think Spade616, is pointing you in a good direction.
My strongest recommendation is to get a quad core. A lot more games are threaded for four now.
Never bought used comp stuff, but bought a lot of racing gear on ebay. Always go with the frequent sellers with the best ratings.
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I upgraded from 775(Q9650@4.0Ghz on a XFX 780i mobo) to 1155 two months ago and am very impressed.
Your budget is tight, but I think Spade616, is pointing you in a good direction.
My strongest recommendation is to get a quad core. A lot more games are threaded for four now.
Never bought used comp stuff, but bought a lot of racing gear on ebay. Always go with the frequent sellers with the best ratings.
Yeah been buying and selling on ebay for a decade, well versed. And car and rc parts on forums like this for years as well. Just go with the guys that have high trader ratings. Thanks for the recommendations.
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Well got the OK from the Boss to go ahead and just upgrade our system! And got a boost in budget as well.


Gonna take the advice of most of you and go with a i5 2500k...
Already grabbed a new MSI P67A-GD65 B3 from {uZa}DOA here on OCN.

Read a lot of recommendations on other threads for the Gskill Ripjaws X DDR3-1600. Question is do i go with 4GB or 8GB? Is this really a no brainer and i just go for 8GB? Or would i never notice the jump from 4 to 8?

And is there a better option now over the Ripjaws?
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Depends on what you do. If you're running any virtual machines, or a large number of simultaneous apps, 8GB is the way to go. Also, DDR3 is so inexpensive right now, I'd probably shoot for the larger amount --DDR3 prices may go back up next year (while it's only a guess, I find that likely, that RAM vendors will cut back on production so supply will decrease).

I don't truly need 16GB in my new system build; it was just so inexpensive that I figured I'd go all in and be set for the lifetime of this mainboard.

As for the G.Skill memory, G.Skill has great prices at every tier (value ram, enthusiast/performance, overclocker's), but also, I've ordered a lot of their memory, and have yet to see a module fail. I cannot say the same of Crucial, or OCZ, or even Kingston (though Crucial and Kingston have excellent RMA service). I'd also rank Corsair memory quite highly, and I've had good luck with Mushkin as well, but I tend to order G.Skill when it's my own system.
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