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2013-06-28T09:39:40Z

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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mistermenphis22
2013-06-28T10:32:33Z

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. 

omgitsteo
2013-06-28T14:18:30Z

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.

saturn97
2013-06-29T14:59:07Z

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