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I'm building a gaming PC. Is it worth getting an i7 processor or should i go with i5?

asked Jan 06 '13 at 12:56

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From those two choices, i5 CPUs are much better for general computing (including high end gaming), and who really needs the i7 performance unless you're editing videos?

I wonder why people think that they can't build a computer unless it's Intel. I see so many people wanting to build their computer, and I personally think that they should consider AMD. If you've got a budget over $1000, sure, go for Intel, but if you're looking for the absolute best bang for your buck, give AMD a chance!

answered Jan 07 '13 at 00:02

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edited Jan 07 '13 at 00:02

For gaming i5 is all you need unless you want to go very high end in which case you want an i7

answered Jan 06 '13 at 15:27

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Tim Fontana

I also say the i7 is not necessary, assuming you have a price limit for this computer. I would start piecing together the machine you want. Get the ram, video, and board you need for gaming. After that if an i7 is still within your budget then go for it.

answered Jan 06 '13 at 17:02

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edited Jan 06 '13 at 17:04

i7 really isnt necessary unless your doing image rendering, i5 works for just about anything.

answered Jan 06 '13 at 18:09

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Prefer i5 processor.......................

answered Jan 08 '13 at 04:30

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This isn't really very helpful? Why do you prefer i5? He was asking if an i5 was sufficient, or if he would need more

(Jan 08 '13 at 07:18) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image
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