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I'm building my new computer, hope to finish it soon.!

O/S: Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit RAM/Memory: CORSAIR XMS3 12GB 240-Pin DDR3 Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA Hard Drive: SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB 32MB Power Supply: Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W CPU Cooler: CORSAIR CWCH50-1 High Performance

Which CPU to get, Intel i7 950 or Intel i7 960?

asked Aug 25 '11 at 13:19

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Franky Juarez

edited Aug 25 '11 at 13:25

I would ditch the 1366 socket all together. Go with the newer 1155. This socket supports the 2nd generation i series processors that are faster. This i7 is a little faster than the 960 and it's only 15 bucks more: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115071

answered Aug 25 '11 at 15:41

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I wish, but is too late Motherboard is already bought! i think i'm buying th i7 960! a little bit faster than i7 950, i guess.

(Aug 27 '11 at 21:11) Franky Juarez Franky%20Juarez's gravatar image

I really agree with you Josh, an 1155 processor would be better and more affordable. Or you could go with LGA 2011 when it comes out.

(Aug 27 '11 at 22:02) Liam Quade Liam%20Quade's gravatar image

If you already own the 1366 board then I would go with the 960.

(Aug 28 '11 at 01:39) Josh_M Josh_M's gravatar image

@Josh_M yeah i will go with the i7 960! because i have the 1366 board (Asus Sabetooth X58)!

(Aug 28 '11 at 11:32) Franky Juarez Franky%20Juarez's gravatar image

first thing: always check the compatibility.

I mean, don't buy a motherboard without having a processor in mind.

and why are you so excited about buying a PC? USB 3.0 is about to hit the market and be supported by Windows 8 as shown in Video#2 in their official blog. so maybe after a few months, you'll find yourself buying another motherboard with USB3.0 so much for that.

Core i5 is the most Cost-efficient processor. sure thing Core i7 beats it, but for a standard user/gamer, you won't feel the difference unless you're a power user who does a lot of processor demanding apps.

so for me that'd be:

Core i5 Core i7 Core 2Quad

from most preferable to least. good luck

answered Aug 28 '11 at 04:57

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Thank you xedric, but the motherboard i bought will support USB 3.0. I got the ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 6Gb/s USB 3.0 motherboard, so i think, i got a good motherboard.

(Aug 28 '11 at 11:32) Franky Juarez Franky%20Juarez's gravatar image
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