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You want as many physical cores as possible if you are planning any serious BOINC crunching. I have a i7-950 runs 24/7 at 4.25GHZ on water (barely, adding radiator soon).

I also just bought a cheapo AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE and it screams out of the box and crunches well. Soon as I get that water setup done, I expect it will crunch very well over 4GHz... kinda limited to 3.6GHz now due to air cooled. The i5-760 beats it by a small amount.

You can compare benchmarks here:

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html


For pure speed, Intel has the entire market, but at a price. Still, the i5-760 can't match to the Phenom II X6 1100T or any of the AMD X6 parts. And, with the AMD X6 chip you get two more cores.

Up to you... but if you go AMD, make SURE the Mobo is AM3+ compatible. Then you can also get a couple EVGA 9800 cards for dirt cheap ($49) right now at Tiger Direct for GPU crunching if that's your bag. I just bought 2 for crunching GPU on the AMD box I just built.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...707&CatId=3670

It all depends on what you will do with it... that i5-760 is a nice chip too... For crunching, more cores if you can afford it... for pure speed, intel. But heck, for a few dollars more, i5-2500K is the way to go... Best thing out there in that price range.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

LOL!




PS: Noticed a lot of parts are not showing up at Tiger Direct... I selected Intel i5 series and it didn't show the 2500k... nore did it show the EVGA card... but they are there. Maybe they trying to push stock out the door because of the June Bulldozer thing. I notice a LOT of CPU's are starting to drop in price... can't wait for a 980x or 990x for $299!!!


Edited by Tex1954 - 5/7/11 at 3:14am
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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.
No, it doesn't. The 920 is not only faster, but uses less power at the same time (and the 760 uses even less, and the 2500k less than the 760 even).

Never mind the fact we aren't talking about the 920 in the first place..
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if its going to be just for gaming. save the money and get the 965be and spend the alloted budget on a graphic card.

rather.. get the x6 and once the new board is around slap it on. and get the bulldozer 8core chip once you get over the x6

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You want as many physical cores as possible if you are planning any serious BOINC crunching. I have a i7-950 runs 24/7 at 4.25GHZ on water (barely, adding radiator soon).

I also just bought a cheapo AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE and it screams out of the box and crunches well. Soon as I get that water setup done, I expect it will crunch very well over 4GHz... kinda limited to 3.6GHz now due to air cooled. The i5-760 beats it by a small amount.

You can compare benchmarks here:

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html


For pure speed, Intel has the entire market, but at a price. Still, the i5-760 can't match to the Phenom II X6 1100T or any of the AMD X6 parts. And, with the AMD X6 chip you get two more cores.

Up to you... but if you go AMD, make SURE the Mobo is AM3+ compatible. Then you can also get a couple EVGA 9800 cards for dirt cheap ($49) right now at Tiger Direct for GPU crunching if that's your bag. I just bought 2 for crunching GPU on the AMD box I just built.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...707&CatId=3670

It all depends on what you will do with it... that i5-760 is a nice chip too... For crunching, more cores if you can afford it... for pure speed, intel. But heck, for a few dollars more, i5-2500K is the way to go... Best thing out there in that price range.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

LOL!




PS: Noticed a lot of parts are not showing up at Tiger Direct... I selected Intel i5 series and it didn't show the 2500k... nore did it show the EVGA card... but they are there. Maybe they trying to push stock out the door because of the June Bulldozer thing. I notice a LOT of CPU's are starting to drop in price... can't wait for a 980x or 990x for $299!!!

was looking at the sandy bridge but the mobos don't support pci-e x16 x2 1 seems to be either 8 or 4
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No, it doesn't. The 920 is not only faster, but uses less power at the same time (and the 760 uses even less, and the 2500k less than the 760 even).

Never mind the fact we aren't talking about the 920 in the first place..
No we aren't talking about it, but you're right there is no need for a point of reference. Even though an i7 is generally better than an i5, showing that a Phenom II (OMG that's impossible!) can beat an i7 that is on a better platform and costs considerably less than the i5 he had picked out, it's an obvious choice.

Phenom's could never possibly beat i7's, I refuse to believe it! (while in some instances the i7 was a couple frames ahead, in others the Phenom was, but in most they were neck and neck)
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looking at peoples rigs on here it seems the i5 has it for overclocking
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was looking at the sandy bridge but the mobos don't support pci-e x16 x2 1 seems to be either 8 or 4
SB mobos like Asus P8P67 Pro or Gigabyte P67A UD4 support SLI/CrossFire @ 8x + 8x (PCIE 2.0) which is more than enough for any graphic card on the market..

No issues there ..

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SB mobos like Asus P8P67 Pro or Gigabyte P67A UD4 support SLI/CrossFire @ 8x + 8x (PCIE 2.0) which is more than enough for any graphic card on the market..

No issues there ..

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just been looking at the gigbyte board and it seems a good choice
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thanks for your input this is what im going for

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel...che-95w-retail

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(...-9-27-xmp-150v

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigab...133-sata-6gb-s
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