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I am wondering what intel chips compare to 955be? I am looking to sell to get intel so i can do some WHATATATATA? (need some programs that is only available on (NVM))
Edited by bbaseballboy1234 - 10/6/11 at 8:33am
    
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Core 2 duo E8400 and i3 2100 are the only ones that compare.
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One of the Sandy Bridge i3s, maybe? It's a hyperthreaded dualcore, but it performs roughly the same as (if not slightly better than) the 955.
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Core 2 duo E8400 and i3 2100
quads since I'll still be using dual boot and be playing games on w7
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One of the Sandy Bridge i3s, maybe? It's a hyperthreaded dualcore, but it performs roughly the same as (if not slightly better than) the 955.
oh that explains why you guy recommended i3.

If i shell out couple more $, what would be notable cpu difference from the 955be?
    
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Just grab a board and an i5 2500K and youll be good to go
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quads since I'll still be using dual boot and be playing games on w7
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oh that explains why you guy recommended i3.

If i shell out couple more $, what would be notable cpu difference from the 955be?
i5 750 is probably the only quad comparable.

And technically the i3 2100 is a quad, dual core two threads
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quads since I'll still be using dual boot and be playing games on w7
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oh that explains why you guy recommended i3.

If i shell out couple more $, what would be notable cpu difference from the 955be?
The i3 would actually provide a slight increase in performance in some games and other applications. I'm not sure if this is still applicable, but I recall Microcenter selling the i3 for less than Newegg or other online vendors, if you live near one.
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I would say a q6600 is about equal to a 955 assuming nether are overclocked.
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i5 750 is probably the only quad comparable.

And technically the i3 2100 is a quad, dual core two threads
No technically its a dual with a slight performance boost...
 
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I am wondering what intel chips compare to 955be? I am looking to sell to get intel so i can do some hackintosh (need some programs that is only available on mac os)
Don't mention hackintosh here as it's apparently against the TOS and also be aware that with the recent Supreme Court inaction you're really open to some hurt if Apple catches you.

Why not just throw Linux on your current system and save the money?

What's the specific reasons you're wanting OSX?


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I would say a q6600 is about equal to a 955 assuming nether are overclocked.
What!? My Athlon 640 beats that core2quad so how could a q6600 beat the 955? Seriously sometimes I wonder people. The i5 750 is the comparable to the 955/965
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