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Just get a i5 K. No point on Dual Cores any more really. Thats why they dont make i3 K. IT only would make sense for someone on budge if they where for like $100.
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post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

Just get a i5 K. No point on Dual Cores any more really. Thats why they dont make i3 K. IT only would make sense for someone on budge if they where for like $100.

i3 at 3.1GHz can handle most games decently,
it would be even better at 4.5GHz...
and I'm pretty sure it would make pointless a more expensive (with more cores) CPU for many uses...
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If intel would sell unlocked core i3's, I would upgrade to a new core i3 every new generation.
I am the type of person who prefers more frequent upgrading, but I can only do that if upgrading is inexpensive.
I can afford to buy a new core i3 + H series board every year. I can not afford to buy a new core i5 or i7 + Z series board every year.

I am very tempted to switch to AMD, as soon as they make some new cpu's with decent single threaded performance and not too high power consumption.
     
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