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2 midrange rigs vs 1 hi end rig?

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I have a choice between 2 midrangers and 1 high ender.
Mid rangers:
-Athlon ii x4, radeon 5770, 2gb ram, 500gb hdd
-phenom ii x3 720, gts 550, 3gb ram, 500gb hdd

the high ender
i5 2500k, 6850 xfire, 2x 80 gb ssd and 2tb hard drive, 7gb ram (yes... 5gb)

which one[s] to get? I'm no hardcore gamer. But when I do game I like in high settings.
    
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Do you absolutely need two rigs? If there's someone else in your house that could benefit from it, then get the two.

If it's just for you, go with the 2500k.
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Do you absolutely need two rigs? If there's someone else in your house that could benefit from it, then get the two.

If it's just for you, go with the 2500k.
^This. If its just you I dont see any reason in building two but if someone else is also going to be using it often the two might be for you.
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I wouldn't care even if there was another person in your house. GRAB THAT 2500K BUILD. IT IS AMAZING Plus, it was oodles better for gaming than the other 2 combined.
    
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Do you absolutely need two rigs? If there's someone else in your house that could benefit from it, then get the two.

If it's just for you, go with the 2500k.
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^This. If its just you I dont see any reason in building two but if someone else is also going to be using it often the two might be for you.
He already has one look in his sig...

So you want 2 or 3 is the REAL question...
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post #6 of 7
Neither of those rigs are high end.

2500K is the only CPU worth getting at the moment, AMD have lost it. Get a 2500K and a single 6850 for a low- mid range build.

AMD X2/X3 are only good for HTPC imo, and X4 is the same price as a 2500K, but slower.
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cool. I guess I grab the i5. I heard it overclocks like a champ.
    
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