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Looking for some suggestions on the best bang for your buck quad core 1156 cpu strictly for gaming. My budget is $300. Thanks guys smile.gif
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i5 760?
Why would you still want a 1156 cpu, though?
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i7-870 is the best performing 1156 cpu for under $300 then the i7-875K is the best for that socket since it's slightly faster stock and has an unlocked multiplier. Both have hyperthreading as well.
 
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Well I have an 1156 motherboard and 1156 cpu water block so I don't want to have to change all of that stuff. I heard HT was useless for gaming so I was actually looking at this

i5-760

Thoughts?
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post #5 of 39
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Originally Posted by Analog;15186921 
i5 760?
Why would you still want a 1156 cpu, though?

This. i5 760 is best bang for buck. Is this for a new build? I see in your sig you all ready have i7 860.


edit: I had both i5 760, and i7 870, and of the 2, both at 4.0ghz I observed no difference in gaming.
post #6 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by stilllogicz;15186941 
Well I have an 1156 motherboard and 1156 cpu water block so I don't want to have to change all of that stuff. I heard HT was useless for gaming so I was actually looking at this

i5-760

Thoughts?

It may be useless for gaming but it's not really hurting you. Maybe 1-2 FPS lost if even that.

I would just stick with what you have now. I haven't seen any issues gaming with my two i7's.
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Yea, I've had my i7 860 for almost 2 years and it's been through 3 different builds. I noticed 2 blacks spots under my cpu where all the pins are and I've been having a ton of issues overclocking it so I decided it's time to get a new one. Thanks for the help guys.
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post #8 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by stilllogicz;15186997 
Yea, I've had my i7 860 for almost 2 years and it's been through 3 different builds. I noticed 2 blacks spots under my cpu where all the pins are and I've been having a ton of issues overclocking it so I decided it's time to get a new one. Thanks for the help guys.

That probably means you burnt the chip from OC'ing. lol
     
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Yea, it's been through the ringer with me overclocking it across 3 different builds. Time for a new victi.. err.. ya.. piece of hardware.
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post #10 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by stilllogicz;15186997 
Yea, I've had my i7 860 for almost 2 years and it's been through 3 different builds. I noticed 2 blacks spots under my cpu where all the pins are and I've been having a ton of issues overclocking it so I decided it's time to get a new one. Thanks for the help guys.

If you have $300 bux to spend, you could just get a i5 2500k, and p67 board. That's what I did w/ the last extra $300 I had, actually it came to $312 after tax, that was back in August, you may be able to do better now (haven't looked).
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