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im wondering if the i7 860 is any good for gaming and bit of video editing and will the hd 7850 be ok with it
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im wondering if the i7 860 is any good for gaming and bit of video editing and will the hd 7850 be ok with it

 

I currently game on my Project Maple Leaf which houses a Xeon X3480 (essentially a i7-880) and it's more than adequate.  There's always room for overclocking as well.

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same im on the 870 and dont see upgrading till this one dies. my computer can play anything i want on high so there is no reason to mess with it.
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so a hd 7850 will be fine with it
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yes
    
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First gen I7's are still amazing, hence why I still have my 930, I see no need in upgrading till I actually see MAJOR improvements, and I only game and browse the web, and do whatever else does with their computer.
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ok thanks
Edited by skitz9417 - 11/12/12 at 8:57pm
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2.8GHz is a bit slow in today's standards and you'll definitely notice a performance increase once you bump it up to 3.4GHz and beyond. You should have no trouble doing that with the listed cooler. If you could tell us what motherboard you have that would be of greater help. I'm running an i7 860 in my system as well and it handles everything with ease.
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well i dont have a motherboard yet and doesnt it have turbo boost
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I've been rocking this beast for some time and I don't see it slowing down anytime soon. Does everything I ask it to do and OC's well enough.
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