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i5 or Phenom ii x4?

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ok so im going to buy new bits after buying the worst mobo in the history of computing
i got an msi x48 platinum to replace my asus p5e which died and now realizing why i can't get any help with overclocking it because i don't think anyone bought it and now i know why it's terrible so going to go with something new im looking at phenom ii x4 965 or intel i5 760 i will be going with asus board so thats not a factor in my decision i just want to know which will be the best for overclocking/gaming and just general grin factor
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965 is meh, i would go for the i5.
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Between those 2, take the i5 hands down. ..But why aren't you looking at the i5 2500k?
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trick question go for the phenom II x6 lol they are the bomb ;D
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shunrai View Post
trick question go for the phenom II x6 lol they are the bomb ;D
why phenom x6 is good...
i was comparing it to i7 920-950 and in performance its falling back
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what are your daily task?
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post #7 of 46
Go for the i5 760 or 2500k, or wait to see what BD does...
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Intel is what you want..

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post #9 of 46
In your price range, you definitely want the i5 2500k and a P67 board.
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post #10 of 46
Save the extra $100 and put it towards a graphics card or something, go with the Phenom. In gaming they can both run any game maxed out so if that is your only concern why waste the extra money?

Also, the Phenom II 965 beats out the Core i7 920 at stocks speeds, which says that, despite being better, the Core i's aren't as better as Intel's marketing would have you believe.

But I agree with others, if you have $209 in budget get a Core i5 2500k!
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