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I'm currently rocking an i5-750. While I am looking to keep the budget lower, I see this as a possible time to upgrade. Would it be worth it upgrading to an i7-860 so I can give her my i5?
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No that would be just a waste for only HT.
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I'm not an intel guy, but i've seen some i5's beat i7's.
    
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Very well. I was just tossing the idea around in my head. I was going to build her a cheap AMD build and looks like I will still be doing that
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hell yeah, do it, nothing liek screwing over family members at the expense of thier money. thats whats family is for. lol
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hell yeah, do it, nothing liek screwing over family members at the expense of thier money. thats whats family is for. lol
No. Its all out of my own pocket
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then amd it is.
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Quote:
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No. Its all out of my own pocket
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then amd it is.
This made me chuckle.

I'm using AMD, it's a bit less pricey, but it still packs a great punch.
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