Core i5 750 only £141.44 + Delivery @ Scan (free for Hexus/AV Forums members)
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Core i5 750 only £141.44 + Delivery @ Scan (free for Hexus/AV Forums members)

£141.44
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Found 24th Sep 2009
Get a major boost in PC throughput with the intelligent performance of the Intel® Core i5 processor, which automatically allocates processing power where its needed most.

Youll move faster when creating HD video, composing digital music, editing photos, and playing the coolest PC games. With the new Intel Core i5 processor, you can multitask with ease and be more productive than ever.

Performance
Maximize speed for demanding applications with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, which accelerates processor clock speed up to 20 percent to match your workload.
Multitask up to 28 percent faster, so you can do more things at once.
Enjoy incredibly fast computing with fewer frustrating lags.

Digital Media
Unleash an amazing digital media experience with up to 37 percent faster conversion of video for Web upload, up to 15 percent faster photo editing, and up to 17 percent faster conversion of CD music tracks to MP3.

Gaming
Get a 32 percent improvement in artificial intelligence for game characters.

Before voting cold if you can find the same processor cheaper elsewhere please post it

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Agood price if you must buy now but these are expected to come down in price and are priced too close to the I7s to be good value,

This figure allways makes me laugh

Get a 32 percent improvement in artificial intelligence for game … Get a 32 percent improvement in artificial intelligence for game characters.


So if your computer is slower , game charecters get dumber ? In some games their reaction times might improve, but really!

Wow!

Techradar.com
'Even better, this chip is an absolute monster overclocker. Using a simple air cooler and standard voltages, our review sample will run at 4.33GHz.'

Original Poster

tonyg1962;6384085

Agood price if you must buy now but these are expected to come down in … Agood price if you must buy now but these are expected to come down in price and are priced too close to the I7s to be good value,



how much are these supposed to be coming down by then?

amd's 955 is around the same price, how do these two compare with each other for gaming?

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marshalex;6384344

how much are these supposed to be coming down by then?



They probably wont come down a lot but the price of boards and memory are expected to come down quite a bit meaning the cost of building a system will be quite a but cheaper,As i said if you must buy now this is a really good price for the CPU,

Original Poster

the boards and memory are quite overpriced for what is supposed to be a mainstream system so i'll definately agree there. works out ok if you managed to get one of the promo MSI boards and a set of the g.skill memory posted last week. price of memory over the last few weeks seems to have increased in price (g.skill set has shot up by around £15 in the last week)

Gonna get confusing with the 1156 I7 CPUs

tonyg1962;6385147

Gonna get confusing with the 1156 I7 CPUs



yeah, thats definitely gonna confuse people who don't research properly that and dual channel ddr3 with 1.65Vdimm needed for I5

Got one of these last week and have it overclocked and prime stable at 4.00Ghz per core with air cooling was my first overclock and amazingly easy to do!

Donaldson2121;6390748

Got one of these last week and have it overclocked and prime stable at … Got one of these last week and have it overclocked and prime stable at 4.00Ghz per core with air cooling was my first overclock and amazingly easy to do!



What cooler did you use ?

went for the Zalman CNPS10X-Quiet CPU Cooler as it was one of the only ones available for the socket type at that time and was what overclockers were using to test the boards. Seems to do a decent job for the moment till there are more high end coolers available.

Edit- just to add the stock cooler appears to be suitable for resonably small overclocks too

Donaldson2121;6391893

went for the Zalman CNPS10X-Quiet CPU Cooler as it was one of the only … went for the Zalman CNPS10X-Quiet CPU Cooler as it was one of the only ones available for the socket type at that time and was what overclockers were using to test the boards. Seems to do a decent job for the moment till there are more high end coolers available.Edit- just to add the stock cooler appears to be suitable for resonably small overclocks too



Looks nice. Only a 3 pin fan though. Might be worth replacing it with a 4 pin PWM fan? I got one of the "apache" fans. Really quiet!
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