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i love my i5 760 smile.gif
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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.

In that case I'd carefully clean the pads and look for bent pins on the motherboard before replacing.

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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?

Love my 760 but I don't think it's worth that price. If you were to buy another 1156 CPU I'd honestly camp the OCN marketplace for a good deal on a used 750/760.
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post #13 of 39
wont the water block work for 1155 also?
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Thread Starter 
Just checked the box, the waterblock fits on 775, 1366, AM2 and AM3 and 1156 sockets.
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post #15 of 39
1155 is interchangable with 1156 as far as coolers go.
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This is interesting!
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post #17 of 39
The i7 870 and i5 760 are pritty similar in gaming, i have the i5 760 4.2ghz 24/7 for over a year and cant be happier, i play BF3 beta on high settings with some AA on 1080p with 80-150 FPS . I think the i5 is the way, also its cheapper.
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The person above is right. There's no reason to get a $300 1156, you can get a 2500K+mobo for same price. Unless you really don't want to rebuild.
The cooler should fit 1155.
    
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post #19 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by ~sizzzle~;15187417 
1155 is interchangable with 1156 as far as coolers go.

Yep. Mounting holes are identical from 1156 to 1155.
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For gaming (on 1156) i5 750/760 are your best bang for the buck; HT doesn't bring anything to the table there.
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