i3 or i5

  iqs 14:33 17 Dec 2011
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Hi, Im think about changing my MB and CPU. Currently I have a Intel Core Duo E6600 2.4 Ghz I was looking possibly for an i3 or even i5.

But how does the i3 and i5 compare to my current CPU ?

Will the lowest spec i3 out perform the 6600 ?

Which one should I buy

Thanks

  KRONOS the First 15:00 17 Dec 2011

It really depends on what you use your PC for.Yes the i3 will out perform the E6600. Your motherboard is a socket 775 which is getting on a bit but that is not to say it does not have a place.But you will find it increasingly hard to hard to upgrade given the wealth of more modern kit around today.

If you are a gamer the the the i5 2500K is the CPU to go for,the usual PC stuff the the i3 will be a good upgrade from your E6600.

  iqs 15:05 17 Dec 2011

Hi And thanks for the help. I was a PC games,but now its all XBOX I was just after a CPU which was a step up from the old one. I would like an i5,but I think it may well be an i3,cheaper .

Thanks for the help,time to look and shop.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:08 17 Dec 2011

Will the lowest spec i3 out perform the 6600 ?

see here

  KRONOS the First 15:50 17 Dec 2011

Nice one Fruit Bat /\0/. Very useful

  iqs 18:43 17 Dec 2011

Many thanks for the guide

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