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What will give me more FPS at gaming ?
phenom 955 | OC 2x560 | ddr3 8GB 1600
2500K OC | 560 SOC | ddr3 8GB 1600
Also which mobo for SLI for AM3(+)
Air cooling Corsair A70 will be enought ? (or will be better i get similar sink as A70 and differend fan like enermax 2x t.b. silence manual 70CFM)
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post #2 of 42
ok trying to decrypt that....

2500k is better for gaming.

I have the corsair A50 and it works great. I'm sure the A70 is better
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post #3 of 42
2500k, no questions.

Also try using ATi cards with a P8P67 board, they support Crossfire.
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post #4 of 42
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H67 or P67 or Z68 chipset
Is so much difference with 1600+ ddr3 hyperx blue oc on 2133 right ?
And which brand of mobo ? i really don't like msi so which gigabyte or asus
i don't think UEFI is worth extra money but i am asking about mobo (component) quality
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post #5 of 42
That AMD with the 2x 560's will give you better performance
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post #6 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by LukaTCE View Post
H67 or P67 or Z68 chipset
Is so much difference with 1600+ ddr3 hyperx blue oc on 2133 right ?
And which brand of mobo ? i really don't like msi so which gigabyte or asus
i don't think UEFI is worth extra money but i am asking about mobo (component) quality
Now that you are asking about Intel you are better off asking in the Intel threads.
post #7 of 42
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So which one now 2500K 560 SOC or amd 955 2x560
And how big is difference
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post #8 of 42
Those two 560's will be bottlenecked by that phenom II, but you will likely get higher performance at HD resolutions than with the 2500k. However, I would still advise to get the 2500k, much better performer overall, clocks much better, and it will actually perform much better in cpu intensive games.

It's really up to you, but I would strongly advise getting the 2500k setup. Good luck
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post #9 of 42
AMD 955 2x560 WILL give you better gaming performance, BUT your much better off getting the i5 2500k and a single 560. I think the people who said i5 would be faster didn't see you would be getting TWO 560's if you went AMD.

Long run though no contest i5 2500k a single 560 and you'll be fine.
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post #10 of 42
The GPU makes a bigger difference than the CPU. A 560 would be bottlenecked slightly; OC-ing can overcome that. If you plan an AMD build well, i.e. allowing for expansion to "Bulldozer" by using an AM3+ mobo, you can make just as good an AMD build as you could make an Intel build on LGA1155.
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