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?
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
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