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Old 04-29-2010, 07:42 AM   #1
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What is the best socket to get when getting a Intel i7 processor?
1156 or 1366. This will be for a mild to heavy gaming computer.

Would it better to get a processor that has a Integrated Graphics Core or one without one for a gaming computer? thinking about putting this video card in the computer, XFX HD577AZNDC Radeon HD 5770 XXX Edition Video Card - 1GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, CrossFireX Ready, Dual DVI, Display Port, HDMI cause it has a core clock of 875 mhz.
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For gaming i'd go with the 1156 and a decent P55 modo.
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ok, thanks for your help!!!


what about the i5 661 processor is it good for gaming?
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I wouldn't go with an i5.

I'd go with a Core i7-860 with a Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3R and a HD5850.

Thats should start you off well.

Just seen the edited post above. The HD5770 is a great budget 5XXX series card. My personal thought is that I can get more power from the previous series for the same money minus DX11. So therefore I would only consider the HD5850 or above.
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Ok i was looking at this combo, ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with a Intel i7 930. What do you think about that?
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It's a very good combination with a HD5850.

That board's a great OC'er.

But again, a Core i7-860 with a P55 chipset will slightly outperform the i7 930 and X58 in gaming.

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It's a very good combination with a HD5850.

That board's a great OC'er.

But again, a Core i7-860 with a P55 chipset will slightly outperform the i7 930 and X58 in gaming.

Uhm, what?

Faster processor + tri channel ram > slower processor + dual channel ram.
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Uhm, what?

Faster processor + tri channel ram > slower processor + dual channel ram.
Uhm, yes. The number crunching ability of the i7, X58 chipset and tri-channel RAM is superior.

But the LGA 1156 i7-860+P55 at stock beats a stock 1366 i7 930+X58 in gaming.
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^ so does a phenom II, and in a lot of cases, a core 2 duo. It depends on teh game. Heavy CPU physics games with lots of threads will favor the 930, while the rest of games will not.
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Get the best graphics card and then think about the CPU.

The GPU is A LOT more important than the CPU in gaming.

Athlon (within reason) + HD 5870 > i7 + HD 5770

What resolution will you be using?
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