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thanks chilly for the i3 lists and forms (and the updated i5 form)
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Thinking of grabbing an i5 750 rather than getting a Q9550 for my current rig.....



What kind of clocks are people getting from the i5 750 on average and what is the best board for them?
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Thinking of grabbing an i5 750 rather than getting a Q9550 for my current rig.....



What kind of clocks are people getting from the i5 750 on average and what is the best board for them?
4GHz is pretty easy to reach. I'm a noob, and was able to get it stable using my ASUS board.

ASUS, or EVGA, seem to be the best boards for the i5-750. I guess it depends on what price range your looking in. ASUS has really good low to mid range boards. EVGA has the best high end boards.
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4GHz is pretty easy to reach. I'm a noob, and was able to get it stable using my ASUS board.

ASUS, or EVGA, seem to be the best boards for the i5-750. I guess it depends on what price range your looking in. ASUS has really good low to mid range boards. EVGA has the best high end boards.
Yeah, I did a lot of reading up in this club and on the EVGA forum for my particular motherboard. I have a feeling my motherboard made this easy for me. This was my first Intel OC and I am quite pleased with the results!

I wouldn't forget about Gigabyte's P55A series. These boards offer good features as well!
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Thinking of grabbing an i5 750 rather than getting a Q9550 for my current rig.....



What kind of clocks are people getting from the i5 750 on average and what is the best board for them?
To be honest, your system is good as it is already, getting the Q9550 would be a better "investment" towards your computer. Going to Core i5 from your current set-up will be a improvment but not a dramatic/noticable one.
     
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To be honest, your system is good as it is already, getting the Q9550 would be a better "investment" towards your computer. Going to Core i5 from your current set-up will be a improvment but not a dramatic/noticable one.
Yeah thats my dilemma... I am currently shopping for a 9550/9650. I was noticing prices of the i5 750 and was just wondering the advantages....

Seems the simplest solution is just grab a better Q and save for an i7 build...
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Or... simply save for an i7 build
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Yeah thats my dilemma... I am currently shopping for a 9550/9650. I was noticing prices of the i5 750 and was just wondering the advantages....

Seems the simplest solution is just grab a better Q and save for an i7 build...
I would get a Solid State Drive, and a few other upgrades for your current computer instead of going with a new build
     
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if you go LGA-1156 and want a i7, get a X3440 instead.
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Yeah thats my dilemma... I am currently shopping for a 9550/9650. I was noticing prices of the i5 750 and was just wondering the advantages....

Seems the simplest solution is just grab a better Q and save for an i7 build...
As other have said, 4ghz is pretty easy.. Coming from that PITA 750i as I did you would love it...

Also, if you picked up an EVGA board you could still use your heatkiller as the EVGA boards have 775 mounting holes too, although you may have to mod your backplate a little.

I know others have said keep your current build etc but they don't know the trouble you've had trying to OC that Q6600 on that board, it would suck if you went with the Q9550 and had the same issues overclocking.. I was thinking of picking up a Q9550 instead too but the i5 750 was cheaper.. So it didn't end up costing me to much after selling off my old parts.
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