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Im even happy with my Q9450. But if I was gonna spend 2-300 Id def get a 2500k
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Originally Posted by Ipwnnubletz View Post
Best bang for the buck, you wanna go AMD. Although the 2500K is a fantastic chip if all you're doing is gaming.
Not really true, unless you're in the very very low end price range. Even the lowly i3 SB kill AMDs offerings.
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you should first try to oc that cpu and see if the bottleneck still persists and if so, buy a Quad 775.. upgrading to a new mobo cpu can cost a lot, a good Q9 can be found for a little less, saves a lot of time and money.
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No Iceman, not any more it doesn't. If you include full package cost, you can get a pretty powerful PhenomIIx4 setup for the price of an i3 SB, plus the Phenom can overclock, the i3 SB can't to any real extent.
Pre SB i3 can overclock like a beast, now THAT is an i3 worth getting.
If you can afford it, a 2500k SB is the thing to go for right now, if not it's still the AMD Phenom2 quads and hex cores that are your next best option unless you get a bargain deal on a 1156 chip and board.
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i5 2500k is THE best bang for the buck cpu available right now.
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all depends if your changing your mobo.

if not then the next best option to what u already have is a Q9550

i also went from E8400 to Q9550
    
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Not really true, unless you're in the very very low end price range. Even the lowly i3 SB kill AMDs offerings.
Riiight.. How about the Ultra Ultra low end? Where calculators are?

Up until very high-end, AMD have better bang for the buck.
Do you know how much my not very very low end 4Ghz tri-core costs?

Probably less than you payed for your cooler. And still pars some C2Q for 1 core less.
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Phenom II is not the best bang for the buck people, stop it. You are paying LESS for LESS performance, that's it. The newer Sandy bridge chips offer lots more performance for the money, especially when it comes to gaming. The bang for the buck comes from those chips matching and in most cases beating the previous six core 1K king of the mountain chip from intel in gaming situations. AN example:



I don't see any bang here. Do you?

Even if you want to compare a Phenom II against a SB i3 the Phenom II will often be slower even though it can overclock.

With the release of the sandy bridge chips at their prices any mention of AMD and bang for the buck went out the window.

@OP, 2500K or chill and see how bulldozer unfolds. Ignore Phenom II.
post #19 of 38
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Phenom II is not the best bang for the buck people, stop it. You are paying LESS for LESS performance, that's it. The newer Sandy bridge chips offer lots more performance for the money, especially when it comes to gaming. The bang for the buck comes from those chips matching and in most cases beating the previous six core 1K king of the mountain chip from intel in gaming situations. AN example:



I don't see any bang here. Do you?

Even if you want to compare a Phenom II against a SB i3 the Phenom II will often be slower even though it can overclock.

With the release of the sandy bridge chips at their prices any mention of AMD and bang for the buck went out the window.

@OP, 2500K or chill and see how bulldozer unfolds. Ignore Phenom II.
Heh

That's what you show? 1 benchmark? With a game, optimized for everything except AMD systems?

This is well known.

Post prices, will ya? That's what "bang for the buck" stands for.
And we all know AMD is not the best bang for the buck in the high-end class - the x6 CPU.

BUT

That does not mean AMD are only good in the very very low end class - single and dual cores.

There are great tri- and quad- cores that cost very little (2 times less than Intel) and perform great (the same as Intel).
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That game known to be CPU intensive, any other game relies heavily on the CPU and a Phenom 955 will provide enough power for your GPU to run without a bottleneck. Only a small amount of games need high en CPUs like i5's to run well.

If your gaming on a budget, get the i5 2500k or Phenom 955, depends on your budget and current HW. Or wait till Bulldozer then decide.
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