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i5 vs i7

#1ethsfanPosted 9/3/2014 10:18:09 AM
For editing videos, can an i5 cut it?

I want to use premiere pro for video class projects
#2Xa3r0xPosted 9/3/2014 10:20:08 AM
Definitely get an i7.
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#3aak57Posted 9/3/2014 10:24:02 AM
Xa3r0x posted...
Definitely get an i7.

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#4ethsfan(Topic Creator)Posted 9/3/2014 10:24:49 AM
Is it that much better?
Im trying to make my build more affordable
#5h3IIfir3pho3nixPosted 9/3/2014 10:26:42 AM
For gaming it is hit and miss. For video editing, you really need the extra threads or your computer will slow to a crawl.
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#6GunmaN1905Posted 9/3/2014 10:26:45 AM
Well, if you need video editing for your work, I wouldn't try to save on that.
i5 is more than enough for gaming, but you should definitely get an i7 for editing, even somewhat older i7 if you're that short on cash.
#7MarceloSampaioPosted 9/3/2014 10:26:52 AM
ethsfan posted...
Is it that much better?
Im trying to make my build more affordable


For video editing? Definitely much better.
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#8Fade2black001Posted 9/3/2014 10:28:00 AM
If you're serious and can afford this then it would an awesome choice.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116939
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#9ethsfan(Topic Creator)Posted 9/3/2014 10:47:05 AM
Fade2black001 posted...
If you're serious and can afford this then it would an awesome choice.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116939


Why is that so expensive?
Im planning the 4790 for $289.

Im really only planning on lite editing, but i dont want to my computer to crawl.



How about on these? (Lite editing/ultra on racings, rpgs, fighters, and shooters)

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z97g55sli
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31600c9d16gsr
#10KaiserWarriorPosted 9/3/2014 11:24:51 AM
For video editing you want an i7, because video editing software is very highly multi-threaded and benefits from the extra cores. For pure gaming, an i5 is fine because extremely few games currently benefit from any more than 4 cores, and an i7 has no real-world performance advantage over an equivalent i5.