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Which Processor Do I Need?

A computer processor, or central processing unit (CPU), is the brain inside your computer. And the right processor for you will depend on your needs. If you’re a light computer user who just needs something for emails, websites, and YouTube, then a simple dual core processor is an excellent choice. If you’re a gamer, or starting to get into some basic photo and video editing, then look into a quad core processor. Finally, if you’re an industry professional looking for the best, look towards processors with 6 or more cores for the best performance.

How Many Cores Do I Need?

The more complex your task, the more cores you will need. For most general users, two cores will be plenty. But for more intensive tasks such as gaming or photo editing, you will need a quad core processor to keep up and maintain smooth performance. Certain Intel processors come with Hyper Threading, which simulate virtual cores to allow for better multitasking.

Do I Need to Buy a Separate CPU Cooler?

Most processors will come with a stock CPU cooler that is more than adequate to cool the processor. The main reasons to upgrade from a stock CPU cooler include lower temperatures, lower noise levels, and even just something that looks better. The best bang for your buck is a new tower style CPU cooler with heatpipes, while the absolute best cooling performance usually comes from liquid cooled solutions. Aftermarket CPU coolers often come with larger fans which have higher airflow, higher static pressure, and lower noise levels. Finally, some high end processors do not have a CPU cooler included as power users tend to upgrade these anyways.

Top 5 most popular LGA 1155 CPUs / Processors

  Description Avail Price
INTEL® XEON® Processor E3-1240 V5 (8M Cache 3.50 GHz) FC-LGA14C/LGA1151 4 Core Retail Box
Available $399.99
Boxed INTEL® XEON® Processor E3-1225 V5 (8M Cache 3.30 GHz) FC-LGA14C/LGA1151 4 Core Retail Box
Available $349.99
Intel Core i3 3240 Dual Core Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 3MB Retail Box
In Stock $179.98
Intel Xeon E5-2687WV4 3.0G 30M FCLGA2011 64Bit Server CPU Processor
Back Order
*** $3,019.99
Supermicro Intel Core i5 2400 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.1GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB
Back Order
*** $276.98

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Top 5 most recent reviews on LGA 1155 CPUs / Processors

Customer Review of INTEL® XEON® Processor E3-1240 V5 (8M Cache 3.50 GHz) FC-LGA14C/LGA1151 4 Core Retail Box

Experience: 2 Months
Multi tasks easily, no heavy load tasks done to tout. » Read More About INTEL® XEON® Processor E3-1240 V5

Customer Review of Core I7-3770 (Ivy BRIDGE) Up to 3.90 GHz Turbo BOOST LGA1155 8MB CACHE 4 Core

Experience: 4 Years
Ive had this thing for 4 years and it has never once failed me, even though its gone through many different systems. Never have i had it overheat, even with the stock cooler. » Read More About Core I7-3770 (Ivy BRIDGE) Up

Customer Review of Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

Experience: 5 Years
I've had this CPU since 2011. I overclocked it to 4.2ghz from day 1 and it still works well 5 years later. » Read More About Intel Core i5 2500K Quad

Customer Review of Intel Core i7 3770K Unlocked Quad Core Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.5GHZ Ivy Bridge 8MB Retail

Experience: 4 Years
works great to this day » Read More About Intel Core i7 3770K Unlocked

Customer Review of Intel Celeron G1610 Dual Core Processor LGA1155 2.6GHZ Ivy Bridge 2MB Retail Box

Experience: 3 Years
Bought this for a bitcoin mining rig, used it in that for a year, and then started using this in my gaming computer instead of my Q6600 for the next two years. Had better performance. (Figure that one out?) » Read More About Intel Celeron G1610 Dual Core

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