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Windows 7: Anyone upgrading to or already running intels core i5?

10 Sep 2009   #1
samstar1412

32bit-Vista Home Premium SP2, 32bit-Windows 7 Ultimate RC, also got Mac OS X 10.5.7 (in VMware)
 
 
Anyone upgrading to or already running intels core i5?

Basically what the title says:
Has anyone here jumped on intels new core or are you holding off for more mobos etc..?
If they bring out dual 16x PCIe chipsets I'll being picking one up for my buil later this year. Just thought I would ask to see if anyone couldn't wait and made the leap. The i5-750 has had similar benchmark results as the i7-920 so it could be great bang for the buck especially if you can overclock.
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10 Sep 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

The specs are nice, but the cost is prohibitive, so Ill stay with what I have for now...
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10 Sep 2009   #3
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

I'm going to wait until next year, the price should come down by then.
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10 Sep 2009   #4
samstar1412

32bit-Vista Home Premium SP2, 32bit-Windows 7 Ultimate RC, also got Mac OS X 10.5.7 (in VMware)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
The specs are nice, but the cost is prohibitive, so Ill stay with what I have for now...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
I'm going to wait until next year, the price should come down by then.
Very good points, I don't think they are officially released here in Aus but you can get them on various websites for around $330au for i5-750, compared to around $400au for i7-920. So hopefully the prices come down. I was reading a review/benchmark on a site that i can't seem to find so i can't post a link but it even beats the i7-920 in some games and apps etc.. Because of the fact it has no hyperthreading, so each thread doesn't have to share its core with another and wait to execute its command.
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10 Sep 2009   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello samstar1412.


HERE is a thread with some good references, have a look.
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11 Sep 2009   #6
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

I currently have an AMD Phenom X4 9950 and I'm perfectly happy with it for now, but I will admit the Core i5 looks tempting, if I could justify buying more parts for a newer build, but I can't, as I only built this machine in February. Maybe a year from now.
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11 Sep 2009   #7
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
The specs are nice, but the cost is prohibitive, so Ill stay with what I have for now...
The price is alot better than the big core i7s...

Had a look at newegg and I saw a MB ($100) + Corei5 ($200) + RAM (Under $100)

Around $400...it won't be that cheap with the i7 builds...
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11 Sep 2009   #8
MaDDN3ss

Windows 7 RC
 
 

I think I'm going to hold off until pricing comes down as well. My current setup works fine for now.

@ KazeNoKoe23.. wow.. another Calgarian on this board. Weird.
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11 Sep 2009   #9
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MaDDN3ss View Post
I think I'm going to hold off until pricing comes down as well. My current setup works fine for now.

@ KazeNoKoe23.. wow.. another Calgarian on this board. Weird.
Wow, small world.

Glad to know there's another Calgarian here who loves Windows 7.
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11 Sep 2009   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MaDDN3ss View Post
I think I'm going to hold off until pricing comes down as well. My current setup works fine for now.

@ KazeNoKoe23.. wow.. another Calgarian on this board. Weird.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KazeNoKoe23 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MaDDN3ss View Post
I think I'm going to hold off until pricing comes down as well. My current setup works fine for now.

@ KazeNoKoe23.. wow.. another Calgarian on this board. Weird.
Wow, small world.

Glad to know there's another Calgarian here who loves Windows 7.

Oh my, we're being overrun! j/k welcome guys!
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