Panda_stunter wrote in post #9255892
as for the debate with what to pick, i7 v. i5; i7 is the better processor. but core 2 duo isnt that far behind since it is also a quad-core based processor. core 2 is dual-processor.
This is incorrect. A a Core 2 Duo processor is dual core, a Core 2 Quad processor is quad core. There is no such thing as a Core 2 processor, though there is the Core 2 Solo, which is single core.
Panda_stunter wrote in post #9258479
dude, like i said, if youre gonna go the i7 route, might as well go with the extreme edition clocked at 3.33ghz. the one that youre looking at the i7 920 qm with clockspeed of 1.6ghz
youre being robbed with this. youre paying for an i7 price with the speed of core 2 duo.
if you didnt read my last post, mine has i5 with a factory clock speed of 2.66ghz, more if i overclock it. sure you can get more if you overclock yours but the rules of modding (anything) is that you start with a great foundation so your end result is better than if you start with just a decent foundation.
im done, you wouldnt listen to us anyways.
An i7 at similar clock speeds to a Core 2 Duo is significantly faster. It's not just an incremental increase, it's a lot. There are a variety of reasons for this, not least among them memory bandwidth and a whole lot of logical cores. (4 times as many as in a Core 2 Duo, though only twice as many physical cores) Also, I assume it's a typo, but a 920 is 2.66 GHz, not 1.6GHz.
I personally think the extreme edition is a waste of money, especially if you intend to OC. The extreme doesn't really give you that much more, yet you pay over 3 times as much last I checked. $1k for a processor is a bit of a waste imo.