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Upgrading from i5-750 to i7-875?

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Hi all,

I've had my i5 for 2 months now and I've had absolutely no problems with it, but I've just always wanted an i7 (perhaps it all the hype and stuff nowadays) so I was wondering if it would be worth it to upgrade to that new i7-875? I mainly use my PC for gaming, including MW2, BC2, Left for Dead 2 and some WoW and I don't really want to spend extra on a 1366 mobo.

I'm aware that I'll be getting hyperthreading technology, but is there anything else that is included in the i7 package that makes it what it really is?

Thanks in advance
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Unless you are going to be encoding video, or working with very large images and videos ans such you won't really see a difference in gaming.
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You wont notice a day to day speed up of your PC while you game. Where you would notice a huge difference is if you did CAD, Video editing/encoding, Photoshop work, and 3d Rendering.
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Not worth it. Especially if hte i5 is only 2 months old, just overclock it
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