i5 vs i7 Processor for PC Build?

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DCX971 Posted: Fri, Jun 28 2013 9:39 AM

Hello, Im currently working on purchasing parts for my first Gaming PC build, but I'm still not sure if i7 is worth the extra $100, since I've been told that it's obsolete for the basic experience unless you're working on rendering / editing videos or something along those lines. Is this true? I really know nothing about PC parts and I'm pretty new to all of the building process, so thanks for the help in advance :)

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Yes for the most part it is true. The i7 has more hyperthreads. Chances are that these wont be used in 99% of the games out there. Unless you are doing video, the advantage of owning and i7 is not much. 

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omgitsteo replied on Fri, Jun 28 2013 2:18 PM

Pretty much this. If you are looking for a specific i5 3570K would be nice. Sure the 3770K is 3.5GHz but the 3570K can clock higher so better potential for gaming.

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saturn97 replied on Sat, Jun 29 2013 2:59 PM

the difference it 1-5 FPS for $100 more. Go with the i5

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