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Over the past few months i've managed to collect enough spare parts for another 1156 build to keep at my girlfriends house. I have everything except an 1156 processor and since it is a spare build, I am trying to spend the least amount of many that I can while still being able to play all my games and do most of everything that I do on my primary build.

Basically I just want to know what any of you guys would do if you were in my situation. I'm pretty sure I want an i5 but it all depends on price comparison between the i3/i5/i7. I have been looking on here for a while but I haven't found anyone selling an 1156 processor and I don't have nearly enough rep to post a wanted thread. I am going to try to stay away from buying one new one since it is just a spare.

So again, what would you guys do?
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Keep look for a used I7 860 or 870. It's not worth it IMO now, to purchase a new one.
     
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look for used ones on ebay
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get an i3 and overclock the hell out of it
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look for used ones on ebay
Ebay yes, but most are over $200 from what I've seen. They are not easy to come by IMO.
     
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Ebay yes, but most are over $200 from what I've seen. They are not easy to come by IMO.
I dont know what they like in us but in england they are cheap as chips lol
"which in england is very cheap "
post #7 of 11
micro center has i5 760's for 170

otherwise get a 750 on ebay or look in the for sale section on here....you could prolly get a used 750 for 120 bucks if you're patient.

they both oc well but if youre not gonna oc and end up getting one used, i have a stock cooler for the 760 which i believe works with ALL 1156 cpu's and you can have it for free...just PM me
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I've been looking on here and other websites like ebay and craigslist but I haven't had any luck but it's only been about a week. It's sad that this is for a spare build that I can realistically do without but it's hard for me to be patient, i'm really looking forward to building it.



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micro center has i5 760's for 170

otherwise get a 750 on ebay or look in the for sale section on here....you could prolly get a used 750 for 120 bucks if you're patient.

they both oc well but if youre not gonna oc and end up getting one used, i have a stock cooler for the 760 which i believe works with ALL 1156 cpu's and you can have it for free...just PM me

I have been thinking about buying the 760 from microcenter but it's hard for me to justify buying a new one when I don't really need it in the first place. It is such a good deal compared to other places though and like I said, my patients are wearing thin. I'll probably overclock the spare but i'm buying my brothers h50 for my sig and using my mega for the spare, thanks alot for the offer though!
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post #9 of 11
Spare gamer, What I'd do?? Other than not keeping anything of value at girlfriends house.......
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get an i3 and overclock the hell out of it
This..

Pretty sure Micro Center has the 550's for $99. Or try to find a used 530 or 540.
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amd? microcenter has awesome cpu/mobo combos
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