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i7 or LGA775

Poll Results: Recommendation for CPU

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 92% of voters (13)
    Go full monty, LGA1336 i7 925
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Use the cash for a better LGA775, go Q9650 DDR2
  • 7% of voters (1)
    Go LGA775 Q9650, but stick with DDR3 double channel
14 Total Votes  
post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hi all, just a quick one. Planning my build for next year, but don't know whether to go i7 or just use the extra money to buy an up market lga775 board and a Q9650 or whatever

I am going to get into gaming properly soon, but nothing heavy really, as I don't like FPS too much, so really it would be grid, WoW etc

I would also like to get folding, but I dont want to revolve my rig around it, I am sort of swaying towards sticking with LGA775.

Also, is DDR3 (double channel) better than DDR2 by much, or is it not worth chosing the board because of that area?

Thanks, if I dont make sense there, I'll explain a bit more in a bit

Also, I'm not made of £££ so if i go LGA1336 I wouldn't be able to get alot of ram, just the 3Gb

Thanks alot
post #2 of 9
I would wait till next year to plan.by then things will be cheaper. that being said I would go i7
Case Labs th10
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Case Labs th10
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post #3 of 9
well the corei7 is more futureproof than the Q9650, i'm sure the prices will be alot less whenever your ready to buy.
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post #4 of 9
I7 is the way to go. Components will be cheaper by that time.
post #5 of 9
If you plan to upgrade your OS to Windows 7, I would highly recommend going with i7 because Windows 7 is optimized to take advantage of hyperthreading, which LGA775 Q9650 does not have.

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post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks for voting!!

Yeah true about the future proofing. Looking like i7 is the way to go.

I will start buying next year, june time, and I'm going to do a proper mod build sort of thing, make the case more functional etc as I go along, so I probably wont be done untill august.

Thing is, I would buy the mobo and cpu first, and put them in the case I have now, just to use as I go along.
post #7 of 9
i7 for next year is my vote. This is also my plan for next year.
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post #8 of 9
sounds good
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post #9 of 9
I would also say i7. As you can see from my rig, I'm not made of money either, but, what you're talking about is over a year away. As the others have said the prices will have fallen a lot by then. And that also gives you chance to raise more money. All these people going for i7's by next year, and my target is just to get a quad! Lol.
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