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I have a Core i5-750 and want to upgrade my processor (I'll need a new motherboard, but that's fine).

I only think it's worth upgrading if the performance is doubled.

I wish to spend as little money as possible.

Can someone help me find some of the lowest cost CPUs that doubles the performance compared to my Core i5-750?

I will keep looking myself also, and edit this post if I find anything.

EDIT: Found this. My CPU scores 4,373. Looks like I'm looking for something like:

[*]Intel Core i7-2700K (

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Why do you need double the performance? I've always felt modern CPU's have a hell of a lot of overhead for normal every day use!

I'm still on a Core 2 Duo and the biggest performance upgrade I experienced was from more memory and an SSD.

So just curious where you feel your current i5 is coming up short?

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Why do you need double the performance? I've always felt modern CPU's have a hell of a lot of overhead for normal every day use!

I'm still on a Core 2 Duo and the biggest performance upgrade I experienced was from more memory and an SSD.

So just curious where you feel your current i5 is coming up short?

Some very modern PC games, video encoding, even FarmVille.

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Some very modern PC games, video encoding, even FarmVille.

I don't think you'll see ANY performance increase in PC games unless you get a better GPU as its almost totally dependant on that. There was an article a read which involved a budget gaming build vs a top end one and the only determining factor was pretty much the graphics card. Ill try dig it out for you later. As for video encoding, you talking on the fly stuff? My Core 2 duo e6600 can transcode 1080p on the fly with no issues. If it's film making stuff, is it worth the upgrade from what is consider a fairly modern system just to shave a few mins off the encoding time?

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I don't think you'll see ANY performance increase in PC games unless you get a better GPU as its almost totally dependant on that. There was an article a read which involved a budget gaming build vs a top end one and the only determining factor was pretty much the graphics card. As for video encoding, you talking on the fly stuff? My Core 2 duo e6600 can transcode 1080p on the fly with no issues. If it's film making stuff, is it worth the upgrade from what is consider a fairly modern system just to shave a few mins off the encoding time?

As I said in the conclusion edit in my first post, no, it's not worth it :) Too expensive.

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As I said in the conclusion edit in my first post, no, it's not worth it :) Too expensive.

Haha. Okay got it. Just modern PC's seem to have so much power relative to the basic functions most of them perform these days. Even smart phones are getting that way! It's quite fascinating.

I've often looked in my bank account and thought about splashing out on an upgrade... but I can never find the justification!

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No offense but i think it should've been really obvious that you weren't going to be able to get the massive performance upgrade that you wanted over that cpu on the cheap.

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No offense but i think it should've been really obvious that you weren't going to be able to get the massive performance upgrade that you wanted over that cpu on the cheap.

The CPU is a few years old now. I thought (and was hoping) CPUs with double the performance would be around

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Been wanting to upgrade my i5-750 as well but the CPU offerings today haven't exactly been great. SandyBridge was only a 20% improvement afaik, and IvyBridge is about the same or slightly better than SB (but at the cost of higher temps?).

I'll be waiting to see what the next generation is instead.

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Your computer might be twice as fast with a fresh install on an SSD =D

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Your computer might be twice as fast with a fresh install on an SSD =D

Had an SDD boot drive for over two years.

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Some very modern PC games, video encoding, even FarmVille.

Hmmmm Farmvilled eh, I'm not any kind of computer wiz, but I've recently come across something myself that might aid your performance in this regard, but I can't be sure if your "issues" with the game are entirely due to your setup and not the game's limitations, coding, et cetera.

I don't play it or browser-based games, but I have made a tweak to my browser for a performance boost in general.

It's called a RAMDISK

What browser do you use?

It essentially utilizes your RAM (not Hard Disk) for, I hope this is correct, a cache for data in whatever browser you choose to employ it, which I guess more or less gives you the incredible access speed boost of RAM (memory) as opposed to spinning discs of your standard model-T hard drive.

Now, if you're rolling with an SSD then I can't say what the benefits will be when compared. But I believe using RAM is the fastest if you have RAM to spare.

Also, if the specific browser is set to utilize your video graphcis to speed up things may also help.. I don't REALLY know much about it all though, just ideas :)

RAMDISK seems to be boosting my browsing up though, I will run some "experiments" and get back to you

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RAMDISK really? So far no one has answered the OPs original question. If I had time I would but I am on my way out the door. Hopefully the next person who comes along will have some relevant input.

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RAMDISK really? So far no one has answered the OPs original question. If I had time I would but I am on my way out the door. Hopefully the next person who comes along will have some relevant input.

He mentioned Farmville or whatever in a post, so I thought I'd shoot him my input... I dumb :(

I ment RAMDRIVE, people just mistakenly say ramdisk more often...

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If you haven't overclocked and wanted a cheap pefomance boost, you could buy a

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$165 for the (nearly double the Core i5-750 perfomance)

AMD FX-8320 FX-Series Eight-Core

hardly seems bank-breaking:

http://www.amazon.co...IN%3DB009O7YU56

http://www.tigerdire...=30-102338888-2

Does, considering you're forgetting I'd also need a new motherboard and new RAM. Then, the whole cost doesn't justify "nearly double" :p

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Wow, 8-Core AMD would be nice. Been awhile since I've had anything with AMD in it which I used to be a big fan of.

I know there's an Intel i7 Extreme Edition, not sure what that is like though. I think that's what it's called.

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I have the i7 860 (same generation/socket as your i5), and I was bit by the upgrade bug. I could upgrade to a Ivy Bridge i5 or i7, but it's really not worth getting new a CPU + motherboard. My next CPU, I want more power in a smaller power envelope. I built my computer fall '09, so it's been 3+ years, but it's still going strong. The only thing that's changed is an upgrade from GTX 260 to 560 Ti (free) + a newer SSD (since my POS OCZ Vertex failed 4 months in).

I would definitely look at OC'ing, if you can. It's easy, and if successful, it's a cheap alternative that'll make you keep your current setup. I had my setup tweaked to 3.8 - 4.2 GHz, and it ran stable.

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Go with an Intel i10-1500 :p

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Does, considering you're forgetting I'd also need a new motherboard and new RAM. Then, the whole cost doesn't justify "nearly double" :p

(I'll need a new motherboard, but that's fine).

I had no idea whether you were planning to get a new motherboard or not.

And I have no idea what RAM you have.

I for one am going to get this AMD cpu for my next upgrade. :D

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I have a Core i5-750 and want to upgrade my processor (I'll need a new motherboard, but that's fine).

I only think it's worth upgrading if the performance is doubled.

I wish to spend as little money as possible.

Can someone help me find some of the lowest cost CPUs that doubles the performance compared to my Core i5-750?

I will keep looking myself also, and edit this post if I find anything.

EDIT: Found this. My CPU scores 4,373. Looks like I'm looking for something like:

[*]Intel Core i7-2700K (

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I had no idea whether you were planning to get a new motherboard or not.

And I have no idea what RAM you have.

I for one am going to get this AMD cpu for my next upgrade. :D

Well, yeah, the i5 750 is on socket 1156 - if he were to get a significant CPU upgrade, you'd need to change sockets (hence another motherboard). You suggested a switch from an Intel CPU to an AMD CPU, of course that would require a new motherboard. AMD CPU's in their current state are not worth it, if all you're looking for is pure performance.

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CPU Power does indeed have a big effect on gaming :)

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Some very modern PC games, video encoding, even FarmVille.

like what modern games?

ive got a core i5-760 and a gtx470 8gigram and a normal hdd and still havent found anything that has slowed this puppy down

also video encoding is lightning fast, and lol if farmbill is lagging ur computer something is seriously wrong

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