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Hi, Im upgrading my pc and i'm not sure what to go for.
AMD-
Asus Crosshair IV Formula AMD 890FX

AMD Phenom II X6 Six Core 1100T Black Edition 3.30GHz

Intel
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz

Gigabyte P67A-UD3-B3 Intel P67

Main use will be gaming and graphic editing.
I prefer the look of the AMD build and its a bit cheaper.
Budget is close to €300 delivered.
So,will I notice a difference in the gaming between the two?
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post #2 of 13
You haven't mentioned GPU which is what makes your gaming.

And you're asking in an AMD forum if you should go Intel

i5 won't help your games much compared to 1100T, but 2500k has amazing overclockability. Still, go with what's cheaper IMO.
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post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post
You haven't mentioned GPU which is what makes your gaming.

And you're asking in an AMD forum if you should go Intel

i5 won't help your games much compared to 1100T, but 2500k has amazing overclockability. Still, go with what's cheaper IMO.
Im using a 6870 and buying another one shortly

But if idid I'd just get told to go intel,i was looking for a less biased opinon
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post #4 of 13
In gaming there would be not much difference in the 2 set ups up u have in the OP.Personally (Not speaking from a biased opinion) I would go for the Intel choice.Mainly because the graphic editing you mentioned could use the better tech thats in the Intel chip.Would be hard to see if the 6 core AMD could match the performance of the Intel.Those new Intel offerings are hard to beat in performance.How much is the price difference?
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post #5 of 13
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In gaming there would be not much difference in the 2 set ups up u have in the OP.Personally (Not speaking from a biased opinion) I would go for the Intel choice.Mainly because the graphic editing you mentioned could use the better tech thats in the Intel chip.Would be hard to see if the 6 core AMD could match the performance of the Intel.Those new Intel offerings are hard to beat in performance.How much is the price difference?
Intel is €295 delivered
AMD is €331 delivered

Im pretty sure I still have the intel base for the fenrir pro and the ram (iirc) will work aswell

Intel is looking a hell of alot better the more i look at it,will SB-E be using the 1155 socket?
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post #6 of 13
The 2500k is the best gaming cpu on the market and is not very expensive either. Choice is clear...
post #7 of 13
I can't speak for performance, because I really don't know both chips well enough, but I'm venturing that the performance of the 2500k stock is better than that of the PII X6. What I can say for sure is:

- Intel will pay itself off in electricity costs over time alone. PII X6 is wayyy less power efficient than a 2500K.

- SB-E will use the LGA-2011 socket and require significant upgrades on your part. BD will be a drop-in replacement for that motherboard if I understand correctly.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dan_ep82 View Post
Intel is €295 delivered
AMD is €331 delivered

Im pretty sure I still have the intel base for the fenrir pro and the ram (iirc) will work aswell

Intel is looking a hell of alot better the more i look at it,will SB-E be using the 1155 socket?
Since it's cheaper too, go Intel
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post #9 of 13
With the price difference towards Intel it would be the logical choice.Along with the above post about power use.
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post #10 of 13
i5 2500k will be good choice. don't get amd 1100T he cannot perform like i5 2500k
    
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