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    i5 vs i7 6 core

    ok i am planning on building a new system in july and i would like to know which system would suit me best for gaming and abit of future proofness

    1st system: i7 6 core
    6 core xeon@2.4ghz - £250
    asus p6t - £145
    3gb ram - £56
    Total: £451
    2nd system:i5 750
    I5 750 - £150
    asus h55 - £66
    4gb ram - £70
    new case RV02 - £102
    total = £388

    the only reason im considering x58 is because i can get a 6 core cpu for a decent price off someone i know, so is the 6 core xeon@2.4ghz worth the extra money?

    i will use hd 5770

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    Re: i5 vs i7 6 core

    Swap the xeon for a i7 930 and you are good to go. Any of those two specs would do you proud.
    Last edited by vicar; 14-06-2010 at 10:46 PM.
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    Re: i5 vs i7 6 core

    Quote Originally Posted by vicar View Post
    Awap the xeon for a i7 930 and you are good to go. Any of those two specs would do you proud.
    im not gona bother paying extra for x58 equiped with a quad core which equals the 750

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    Re: i5 vs i7 6 core

    Get the second one but with a better motherboard and a decent cooler and a good graphics card. Sorted. Don't waste money on X58 for gaming, the improvements over i5 are limited.
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    Re: i5 vs i7 6 core

    I would get the Xeon for epeen reasons.

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    Re: i5 vs i7 6 core

    I don't believe money is an issue for howareu, hence the suggestion for a 930. Like i said both specs are good.
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    Re: i5 vs i7 6 core

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    I would get the Xeon for epeen reasons.
    whats epeen?

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    Re: i5 vs i7 6 core

    Quote Originally Posted by howareu View Post
    whats epeen?
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=e-peen

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    Re: i5 vs i7 6 core

    I suspect the second would be better for gaming, especially once overclocking potential is taken into account, but the first gives you the nucleus of what could turn into a very intriguing system over time, so I would go with the first.

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    Re: i5 vs i7 6 core

    If you can get a 6-Core i7 for that cheap go for it. Likely to come unlocked so 4Ghz+ shouldn't not be difficult too.
    Certainly a lot of people will want to get hold of that kind of chip at that kind of price.
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    Re: i5 vs i7 6 core

    Are Xenon's usually unlocked or are you thinking it may be an engineering sample?

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    Re: i5 vs i7 6 core

    Get a Phenom II X6 based system if you want six cores. Otherwise the i5...

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    Re: i5 vs i7 6 core

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    I would get the Xeon for epeen reasons.
    +1 - Yeah baby! Get the first for "future proofness" and pointless bragging rights. Unless you're really strapped for cash then the second for better value for money.

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    Re: i5 vs i7 6 core

    Get the Xeon and sell it.

    Unethical but profitable.

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    Re: i5 vs i7 6 core

    Quote Originally Posted by Skulltrail View Post
    Are Xenon's usually unlocked or are you thinking it may be an engineering sample?
    it is an ES and i think its unlocked aswell
    Last edited by howareu; 15-06-2010 at 02:36 PM.

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    Re: i5 vs i7 6 core

    my only question is where are you getting your ram from at those prices ???

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