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jrspie

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I'm planning on building a new pc in a few weeks, wife willing, and would like to get some feedback from you.
With Office 2007/2010 is there any benefit to having a CPU with Hyper-Threading?
My CPU choices are between an i5 750 and a i7 920. Don't need the power now but also don't want to build another pc in a year or two.
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So far as Office is concerned your choice of processor and whether it supports hyper-threading or not is irrelevant, because Office is only as fast as the typist and it runs fine on single-core processors.

What else is this machine used for?
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Yeah, I have office 07 installed on a 2005-era Pentium 4 PC and it works fine.
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Thanks to both of you.
We'll also use the pc for music, pictures and videos.
I'm thinking I'll save a few bucks and go with the i5 750, so long as I can find a good mobo that supports USB 3.0.
Enjoy your day.
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The i5 is a stupidly overclockable processor too (as in, we're looking at 3.4 Ghz easy). Very good buy.
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OK Thanks.
I look forward to getting one.
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