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No Bobby, no one here thinks a Phenom II is more powerful than a Sandybridge. But for fun, let's see your bench versus mine anyway



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id get the phenom and spend more on a better the gpu...
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Just wait for bulldozer for comparison. It's not worth comparing a 2+ year old cpu with a 2600k. Its like comparing a P4 at 4ghz with a Athlon II X2 at 4Ghz
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lol, the AMD squad is gonna get ya monkey! Ya heard me!! you cant hide now!
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This thread is outta control

Maybe the OP should get an i3 2100, that way he will have the sandybridge architecture at a much lower price. I have heard they perform very well and will outperform the phenom x4's in most games.

I too think a 2500k is massive overkill, and it's too much to be spending on a cpu when the GPU is by far the most critical component for gaming.
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This thread is outta control

Maybe the OP should get an i3 2100, that way he will have the sandybridge architecture at a much lower price. I have heard they perform very well and will outperform the phenom x4's in most games.

I too think a 2500k is massive overkill, and it's too much to be spending on a cpu when the GPU is by far the most critical component for gaming.
i3's are great chips that don't get talked about enough on this forum. A very good recommendation.
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955be vs 2500k

i say 955be and add an ssd to the build ssd+955be = 2500k in cost
    
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he doesnt need an ultra high end build, a 955 + some nice gpu will be enough for all 2011-2012 games, obviously not all of them maxed out

With my sig rig, with a mid-low end gpu i play almost every game out there on max settings quite smoothly.

When my gpu is on full load my cpu goes arround 30%... so i think i still have plenty of room to upgrade...

2011 games ive played on my rig:
Shift 2: with everything max but no AA 50-60 fps.
Crysis 2 on advanced: 100% smooth 50+ fps
just cause 2: everything on max except AA @ 4x. 40+ fps.
Dead space 2: everything on max: 60+ fps.
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Yes, it's worth the extra. Anyone saying anything much different is just trying to make themselves feel better about their CPU.
    
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Yes, it's worth the extra. Anyone saying anything much different is just trying to make themselves feel better about their CPU.
Nice balanced system there. You must be a pro.
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