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im lookin at the i5 760 or the i7 875k, what gonna be better for gaming and rendering.
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post #2 of 22
875k is HT so it wins in rendering
875k has unlocked multi, so may clock higher.

clock for clock they are about equal in games


So 875k wins when talking cpu vs cpu....

Whats the price difference? Cause I wouldnt spend too much more
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well cheapest i can get here in australia a i5 760 is $228 and the i7 875k is $376
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post #4 of 22
In gaming there won't be a difference,so decide if the extra 150.00 is worth it for faster video rendering.
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post #5 of 22
i wouldn't get the 875, you can get a 2500k and a new mobo for about that price.
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post #6 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by qwertymac93 View Post
i wouldn't get the 875, you can get a 2500k and a new mobo for about that price.
This.

Or the i7 2600k which should be only a bit more than the 875k, and will have a lot more performance.
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post #7 of 22
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yea then ill end up spendin another $300+ on a new mobo which i dont have that sort of cash atm since im at tafe
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post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by Concorde105 View Post
This.

Or the i7 2600k which should be only a bit more than the 875k, and will have a lot more performance.
2600k is $100 more then the 2500k and not any better for gaming, which is exactly what he wants to do.


Quote:
Originally Posted by IXcrispyXI View Post
yea then ill end up spendin another $300+ on a new mobo which i dont have that sort of cash atm since im at tafe
Then don't upgrade. your current cpu is more then enough for most gaming. if it isn't enough for you, try overclocking.
If you're hell bent on upgrading, at least wait until bulldozer. intel will have dropped prices slightly, z67 might be out, and bulldozer might actually be good too.
I feel bad about telling you to buy a new mobo, but you can blame intel for their stupid decision to obsolete a platform so quickly.
Edited by qwertymac93 - 3/30/11 at 6:19am
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post #9 of 22
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hmm yea may as well just go a sandy bridge i finish tafe soon so should save up quickly
so the 2500k and 2600k have the same gaming capabilities?
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by IXcrispyXI View Post
hmm yea may as well just go a sandy bridge i finish tafe soon so should save up quickly
so the 2500k and 2600k have the same gaming capabilities?
Correct. The 2600k will be a lot better for rendering.
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