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a lot mix commits here.

its not for gaming. its for a budget build for someone.
since MC has the bundle back i guess i'll try to get that.
but i hate to mobo soo much in that bundle...
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Originally Posted by klote2314 View Post
the new core I3 are an equivelant of de Core 2 Duo E8500 but cheaper
id say go with the new one you would be more future proof
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What? Hardly...they're entirely different architectures.

OP, unless you'll actually take advantage of the on-die integrated gfx processor, the new i3 is a waste.
    
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i was talking about benchmarks
they show the same results -.-:

as for going for a dead socket is stupid IMHO
some people want to stay up to date
even if u dont care about socket type your bank account does

u are better of buying new sockets cpu especially if they are around same price/performance
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Originally Posted by klote2314 View Post
i was talking about benchmarks
they show the same results -.-:

as for going for a dead socket is stupid IMHO
some people want to stay up to date
even if u dont care about socket type your bank account does

u are better of buying new sockets cpu especially if they are around same price/performance
What benchmarks? Do you have a link to a comparison?

edit
The CPU's might have the same clock speeds (~3.2GHz), but they're not nearly the same in terms of computational power. The core-i architecture is much faster clock-for-clock than the core architecture. Trust me, I've benched my desktop vs. my laptop, and even the slow 1.6GHz i3 I have in my laptop beats my desktop (@ 2.5+GHz) in superpi times and video encoding times.

Besides, with that logic, there's no reason in going with the newer i3 since it's going to be just as fast as the i3-550 @ stock, but cannot be overclocked (if the person wanted to overclock). --it will have the same clock-for-clock speed, just with an on-die gfx processor.

Going with a newer socket is only reasonable if the person is going to upgrade CPU's. Otherwise, it doesn't matter. And even so, how frequently do people who are receiving a build (the OP is building it for someone else) actually swap out CPU's?

There's nothing wrong with using a "dead socket" if the CPU is going to be so much faster than the user will actually need.
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I went w/ an i3-550. 4.15GHz on the stock cooler, and now at 4.5GHz w/ an H70 (way overkill) at 1.36v. I could go higher if I had a better mobo, but my H55 mobo for $55 open-box does fine at this BCLK (187.5), but not much higher.
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IS that 4.5 with HT off or on? Pretty nice for 1.36 I'm at 1.38 for 1.35.

Buying a dead socket is only a problem if you plan to upgrade your cpu before the motherboard.
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