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I edited the original post to give you guys more info about why I'm having a hard time making the decision.

Lol. Then go with the i5.

It's really quite a bit better when it comes to video editing... and when you overclock it... it's scary. I mean... you'll be able to max every game with the 560 anyway.
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Lol. Then go with the i5.

It's really quite a bit better when it comes to video editing... and when you overclock it... it's scary. I mean... you'll be able to max every game with the 560 anyway.
Sounds good that was my original plan and I am probably going to stick with that. Thank you.
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Sounds good that was my original plan and I am probably going to stick with that. Thank you.
No problem. It's really impressive how much they crammed into the i5 for the price. I'm sure you'll be very happy!
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Coming from an AMD Turion dual core HP laptop with barely any video card at all...I'll be impressed by anything. I'm just making sure that what I get will be the best for the price.
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http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,7...CPUs/Practice/

games that benefit from 6 core cpu's.
     
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I would get a 4 core Phenom II and a 580~ oh wait that wasn't an option? Maybe it should be. open box 580's come up now and again for roughly the same price of a new 570.
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I would get a 4 core Phenom II and a 580~ oh wait that wasn't an option? Maybe it should be. open box 580's come up now and again for roughly the same price of a new 570.
Read OP
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post #18 of 30
I wish people would stop saying that the 560ti maxes out every game. Maybe if you like playing Witcher 2 like it was a stop motion film.

Either way, the i5/560ti combo would be the best for what you want.
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Originally Posted by Ascii Aficionado View Post
For gaming, a higher clocked quad-core and a 560 Ti will be significantly better than a 3.2ghz AMD 1090T and a 570. No games will use the extra 2 cores on the 1090T, so there's nothing to warrant getting it. And, the higher 560 Ti's almost reach 570 performance/speed.

This is assuming the Sandy-Bridge QC would be clocked higher than 3.2ghz.

Also, all of this is factoring in you'll be using stock speeds on the procs.
I don't think so. I ran better than my buddy in benches and games (FPS wise). With my single 5770-1090t, than his GTX470-X4. It does make a difference.
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Coming from an AMD Turion dual core HP laptop with barely any video card at all...I'll be impressed by anything. I'm just making sure that what I get will be the best for the price.
I like that you mentioned this, you'll end up being ecstatic with any of the hardware mentioned in this thread.

I also researched and talked here about the best price > performance ratio card when I was upgrading a while ago.
 
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