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Buy i7 875k or keep i5 750?

Poll Results: Should I upgrade to a i7 875K?

 
  • 53% (23)
    Keep the i5 750
  • 46% (20)
    Sell the i5 750 and buy the i7 875K
43 Total Votes  
post #1 of 18
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I have a i5 750 that is a pretty much a normal chip. I get 4ghz @1.29v, 1.277vtt.

Having seen that microcenter is going to be selling the i7 875k for only $200 I am considering upgrading.

I figure I can sell my i5 750 for ~$150 and only have to pay $50.

What do you guys think? Is it worth upgrading? I don't really do a lot of encoding or anything like that, and the only game I'm playing right now is Starcraft 2 beta which is ending today.

Do the i7 875k's overclock that much better? I have seen mixed reviews with some saying they only overclock similar to a i7 860, while others say they hit 4.5ghz on air.
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post #2 of 18
Only $200? Link?

Aside from potential better OC'ing, you're also getting hyperthreading. That may or may not matter to you, but even if it doesn't OC any better, it's still an upgrade.
    
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post #3 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by cory1234 View Post
What do you guys think? Is it worth upgrading? I don't really do a lot of encoding or anything like that, and the only game I'm playing right now is Starcraft 2 beta which is ending today.
Then keep the 750.
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post #4 of 18
It'll probably over clock better. Question is, do you think you can use those 4 extra threads? If not, I wouldn't worry about it. For gaming, that i5@4ghz is PLENTY. Although if the total upgrade would be 50 dollars, and you like to benchmarking/some extreme ocing/think you might do some encoding, I'd do it. Only because it's another $50 though.
post #5 of 18
Keep the 750. No reason for you to upgrade. Better places to spend $50.
Edited by Pie Killa - 6/7/10 at 12:31pm
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post #6 of 18
Do you need HT? If no then it's just because you want it (which on this site is fairly legit lol)...
Otherwise you're not going to notice much of a difference in games and that's assuming you're going to get a tremendous OCer.

Personally, I'm intrigued, but not enough where it's worth the effort for me to do anything about it.
Edited by candy_van - 6/7/10 at 12:07pm
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post #7 of 18
Problem with LGA 1156 is this. They either overclock very nicely or they overclock like crap.
post #8 of 18
I would of answered the exact same as everyone else, only if you need HT and love to OC, I say stick to your 750.
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post #9 of 18
if you can buy it i would, its worth it
if anything its resale value is worth it, second its cool to say you been there and done that. it has alot more potential , srsly

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post #10 of 18
Keep the i5, I doubt you are going to notice any difference.
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