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i7 920 vs i5 650

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Im trying to decide what to base my next rig on, I use it a lot for gaming, so what cpu would be the best?
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If money isn't an issue, I'd go with the 920, since it's a quad CPU. The 920 will cost you a bit more, but the cost will be worth it IMO.

If you're willing to buy used, you might consider looking at OCN.net's sale threads.
 
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If money isn't an issue, I'd go with the 920, since it's a quad CPU. The 920 will cost you a bit more, but the cost will be worth it IMO.

If you're willing to buy used, you might consider looking at OCN.net's sale threads.

It will give me better performance gaming wise? Is it worth the upgrade from my Q6600?
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