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What is the best intel cpu for:
1) gaming
2)gaming + overclocking to improve gaming

please explain why as well

Thanks
post #2 of 13
i7 whats better? Its does great in gaming and in everything else.
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Originally Posted by Plotner View Post
What is the best intel cpu for:
1) gaming
2)gaming + overclocking to improve gaming

please explain why as well

Thanks
a quad should do you fine

only gaming right? no video editing and stuff?

then i5-750

if your doing video encoding, rendering etc
then a i7 920 or 930
post #4 of 13
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What is the best intel cpu for:
1) gaming
2)gaming + overclocking to improve gaming

please explain why as well

Thanks
your question is far far too vague
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Phenom x4 965/955 overclocked to 3.6GHz+ works fine when "gaming" and "gaming + overclocking to improve gaming" is what you want.
Edited by Xenthos - 5/17/10 at 2:45am
post #6 of 13
i7 920 D0, on average overclocks to 3.8-4GHz. Best choice for lowest LGA1336 socket CPU.
If you have an epicly deep wallet, i7 980X. Capable for anything, currently the best CPU in the market.
If you want a somewhat cheaper setup, i7 750/860 on socket 1156.
Otherwise, AMD Phenom II X4.
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a quad should do you fine

only gaming right? no video editing and stuff?

then i5-750

if your doing video encoding, rendering etc
then a i7 920 or 930
Agreed for the price and performance of this chip you just cant beat the i5-750!

well if you spend more money on the x58 platform then yes the i7-920/30 are also very good.
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post #8 of 13
Unless you plan on using two 5970's, 480's or going tril SLI/Xfire, there is essentially no advantage of going 1366 over 1156 for gaming.

If you're patient enough to look for deals and/or have a MC nearby, you might be able get a good 1366 setup for almost as cheap as an 1156 setup, but anyone in this thread telling you an i7 1366 setup is going to perform better than an i5 750 1156 setup (with 1-2 video cards) has epeen issues. Also, you can save a little by not having to buy triple channel memory, and use whats left on a better GPU.

Get an i5 750.
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If you're looking for a budget CPU, go for the i3 and i5 dual cores and if you have a bit to spend, go for an i7 or a lower end Xeon. The X3440 rivals the i7-860 but has a much much higher threshold allowing for greater stress before popping. ^^ Oh and that very chip costs just slightly more than the i5-750.
   
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What is the best intel cpu for:
1) gaming
2)gaming + overclocking to improve gaming

please explain why as well

Thanks

Core i7 980x overclocked.

It will give you the highest FPS.

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