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Probably the most notorious competition in the tech world, AMD vs Intel. I need to know which to go with for my next build which will have a focus on future proof hardware and solid gaming performance.

How does the Phenom x6 stack against the i5/i7's?
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What will you use it for?
    
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What will you use it for?
Everything imaginable. I don't have one focus. I play Counter Strike Source competitively for the most part, followed by some other titles when I'm taking a break from Counter Strike. I do video editing here and there, but basically, I just want a processor that will be the most effective down the road.
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well right now i7 990x is fastest @ encodeing and folding. close to end of life.
i7 2600k fastest 4 core 8 thread cpu out with overclocking, also ivy to use it too. 1155pin.
amd X6 cant compare @ this level. Amd new chipsets going to come out soon,
also intel -e chips. or 2011 pins.
But now @ this moment 2600k .

2600k pin 1155 also cost 1/2 to run compared to i7 X58 chip 1366pin.
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Then you'll need all of the processing power that you can muster. Wait for Bulldozer to see how it stacks against Sandy Bridge's current lineup.
    
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The real question should be 2500K or 2600K?
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post #7 of 26
I'm pretty sure the thousands upon thousands of AMD vs. Intel threads started since Sandy Bridge came out will answer all your questions.
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I wouldn't get AMD at the moment. Wait for Bulldozer. Almost there. I think it's scheduled to come out on June 7th. Can't wait. On the other hand, if you can wait another half year or so, Ivy Bridge is coming out.
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post #9 of 26
Let's break it down for you real smoothly here:

Now: i7 2600K
Next Month: Bulldozer, maybe
Next Several Months: Ivy Bridge
2013: Haswell
    
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post #10 of 26
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Let's break it down for you real smoothly here:

Now: i7 2600K
Next Month: Bulldozer, maybe
Next Several Months: Ivy Bridge
2013: Haswell
Haswell? enlighten me please.
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