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hi,

im going to switch to intel very soon, so i was looking at their processors and mobos.

i was wondering which would be better for my pc setup right now from these 2 choices:

i5-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115067

i7-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115211

i want to make sure it doesnt bottleneck my crossfire 6870's AT ALL, since that is why im upgrading. is the 40ish dollar difference a big jump between these 2 cpu's?

also, what motherboard would you recommend? i was hoping to keep everything around the 300 - 350 dollar range
    
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Neither. Get yourself a 2500K. Its way better than the two you listed.
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I agree.
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post #4 of 29
Why would you goto a 1156 based system now? 1155 based cpus/motherboards are generally cheaper and give you more performance.

I've you dont use any programs which take advantage of Hyperthreading, I would get the i5.
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post #5 of 29
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so an i5 2500k?

like this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

i see, thought that both processors were good since they were still priced up there on newegg =].

what mobo would be good with this cpu then?
    
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post #6 of 29
i5 2500k + p67 board can be had under $350, go w/ that.
post #7 of 29
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Originally Posted by j8ninja View Post
yes. at microcenter they are even cheaper, and usually will do a mobo combo deal, if you live near one, it is worth at least checking into.
post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by j8ninja View Post
hi,

im going to switch to intel very soon, so i was looking at their processors and mobos.

i was wondering which would be better for my pc setup right now from these 2 choices:

i5-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115067

i7-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115211

i want to make sure it doesnt bottleneck my crossfire 6870's AT ALL, since that is why im upgrading. is the 40ish dollar difference a big jump between these 2 cpu's?

also, what motherboard would you recommend? i was hoping to keep everything around the 300 - 350 dollar range
get either i5 2500k/i7 2600k,both of these are much more efficient than the i5 760/i7 950(these are old platform now)
for the mobo get any one of these:
asus p8z68v pro
gigabyte z68x ud4
asrock z68 extreme4 gen3
Hope you like my suggestion.
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post #9 of 29
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i live in merced,ca haha. i think city of industry is like 4 and a half hours away
=[.

im assuming a microcenter is where you buy your newegg products at a store? or am i wrong, and you just want me to go to bestbuy?
    
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post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by j8ninja View Post
so an i5 2500k?

like this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

i see, thought that both processors were good since they were still priced up there on newegg =].

what mobo would be good with this cpu then?
You will need a motherboard with a P67 or Z68 chipset.

I think I would go with something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131759

but there are alot of other options if your budget cant stretch that far.
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