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For gaming, which of the two CPU's would be the best choice? The 860/870 don't differ that much by price here but they do differ about 40$ with the i5-760.

I've heard good things about HT with i7 but is it worth the extra 40$?

Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 15
good question.

I have the 860 and only went with it over the 7 series for HT.

I figured with 4 cores why not future proof a little.
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If you are using it strictly for gaming, I recommend the i5.
 
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post #4 of 15
depends on how long you're going to use the processor. if you're going to replace it next year then dont bother buying HT. otherwise it'd be a nice feature for the future years
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post #6 of 15
if u r gonna only game get the i5 760 or wait x4 965 is also a good option if its cheaper considerably......take the i7 if u r heavily in to multitasking and encoding decoding etc etc.....if u have the money and want to be future proof a little bit get the i7 870 its a fantastic processor i can tell u from my experience with it.....
post #7 of 15
for a $40 increase get the i7. Its a better cpu, its no slower in games thats for sure and maybe you will find a use for the HT....

But for $40 its worth it... I got the 760 cause it was $100 cheaper, if it was only $40 it would have been an easy choice...
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If it's strictly gaming then i5 760, if you want to be future proof i7 870
    
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post #9 of 15
I think HT is worth $40, even if it doesn't do anything for games it still helps make your rig that much faster out of games. Plus who knows, maybe in a few years games will start utilizing multiple cores more.
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post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jean-Luc View Post
This. Future proof till Ivy Bridge.
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