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£50-£60 to spend on i5 or i7 Socket 1156 Chip

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Topic: £50-£60 to spend on i5 or i7 Socket 1156 Chip
Posted By: levyte357-
Subject: £50-£60 to spend on i5 or i7 Socket 1156 Chip
Date Posted: 14 September 2013 at 3:38pm
Been given machine with Socket 1156 i3-540 chip, but if it's gonna replace my sturdy Q6600 Socket 775 machine, new box needs to outperform my old by at least 50%. Especially as Linux + Quad core is smooth.

I'm not leading edge Cpu fanbois, so never spend more than £60 on used cpu upgrade.

Have seen i5-750 for £60, wondering it that is the ticket, or if some obscure i7 for similar price is best.

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Posted By: mini-mad
Date Posted: 14 September 2013 at 4:02pm
look for a "k" stepping cpu... like an i5-2500K (but not that one) for either the i5 or i7 as these will let you nudge up the clock speed your self and get a little more bang for your buck, so to speak.

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