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Which CPU is right for you?
Last Updated: 02/28/2017

Which CPU is right for you?

We sell only Kaby Lake, Skylake, Haswell and Broadwell next generation Intel quad-core, six-core, and eight-core CPUs, which are the latest offerings by Intel. The reason being is that multiple monitor computing generally requires more CPU intensive work and we want to be confident that our clients' PC builds are powerful enough to handle this demanding workflow. Within these series CPUs there are several different selections from which to choose. We break down the CPUs in the table below into the most practical scenarios for you. If you're unsure which CPU you need, please do not hesitate to contact us via phone, email or chat. Our contact information can be found
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Intel Core i5-6500 Skylake 4-core 3.6GHz LGA 1151 - A great CPU for light to medium computing workloads. We recommend this processor to customers on a budget but who want maximum processing power. Perfect for stock trading, digital signage, CCTV monitoring, and light gaming.

Intel Core i7-6700 Skylake 4-core 4.0GHz LGA 1151 - A great CPU for extreme computing workloads. We recommend this processor to customers who want a super powerful CPU but who are budget-minded and don't want to spend extra for bleeding edge technology. Perfect for stock trading, digital signage, CCTV monitoring, and extreme gaming.
Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake 4-core 4.0GHz+ LGA 1151 - Unlocked and overclocked, the 6700K is a top-of-the-line quad core CPU that is perfect for demanding applications such as gaming, trading, digital signage and more. This version can be overclocked to extreme speeds. We recommend a water cooling solution when choosing this CPU for your build.
Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell 6-Core 3.6GHz LGA 2011-3 - Intel has released the 5K series CPUs which are considered bleeding-edge processors. They are unlocked and can be overclocked to extreme operating speeds. Any of these processors can handle extreme computing scenarios, such as dynamic video wall solutions with up to 24 monitors, huge amounts of trading information, all the latest games at the highest settings (pair with appropriate video card for best gaming experience) and much more. This CPU has only 28 PCI lines which will restrict its ability to run high amount of monitors over 12 monitors. We recommend the 5930K and the 5960X for those scenarios as they are 40 PCI lane capable CPUs. This CPU has 6 physical cores.
Intel Core i7-5930K Haswell 6-Core 4.0GHz LGA 2011-3 - Intel has released the 5K series CPUs which are considered bleeding-edge processors. They are unlocked and can be overclocked to extreme operating speeds. Any of these processors can handle extreme computing scenarios, such as dynamic video wall solutions with up to 24 monitors, huge amounts of trading information, all the latest games at the highest settings (pair with appropriate video card for best gaming experience) and much more. This CPU has 6 physical cores. We recommend this CPU for video walls and trading computers running 12 monitors or more.
Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell 8-Core 3.5GHz LGA 2011-3 - Intel has released the 5K series CPUs which are considered bleeding-edge processors. They are unlocked and can be overclocked to extreme operating speeds. Any of these processors can handle extreme computing scenarios, such as dynamic video wall solutions with up to 24 monitors, huge amounts of trading information, all the latest games at the highest settings (pair with appropriate video card for best gaming experience) and much more. This CPU has 8 physical cores. We recommend this CPU for video walls and trading computers running 12 monitors or more and for customers who want the absolute latest from Intel.
Intel Core i7-6000 Broadwell series - Intel has upped the processing power on these chips. They're slightly more expensive then their Haswell brethren but provide a slightly better performance. Their application standards are similar to Haswell, but with a bigger punch.


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