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IDK if this is an issue about sandy bridge, but it was in amd - power phases and some not cooled mosfets. I'd go buy a slightly better board such as msi p67a-gd55 for $25.00 more. gigabyte's 4+2(?) vs msi 6+2. Hope this helps. (sorry, forgot you weren't from US >.<)


edit: I did not see that gigabyte board's low price. lol. idk.
Edited by choLOL - 6/4/11 at 9:40am
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Originally Posted by dan_ep82 View Post
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?
In all honesty, you will notice next to no improvement that will justify spending 300 Euros on an upgrade.

You'd be better off waiting until you need an upgrade, like for video rendering or when your system is VISIBLY slowing you down. I made that mistake with my previous system. I spent $400 getting a motherboard and CPU, and when I installed it and played some games, I was like "This feels just like my previous AMD system..."

If you don't care what I just had to say, then get the i5... but if you wanna take what I said as advice, but still want to do an upgrade, get the Sabertooth 990FX when it's available. At least you'll have some future expandability with Bulldozer when it comes out.

The Crosshair IV does offer great onboard audio however, but I still prefer sound cards.

But all in all... like I said, you won't notice a difference worth 300 Euros in that upgrade. Maybe look into a solid state drive or a more powerful video card.

Or spend your money on games instead! Your rig is very capable.
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KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
[Microsft ANB-00001] [SeaSonic 520w M12II] [ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Box] [Logitech G700] 
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Originally Posted by Kvjavs View Post
In all honesty, you will notice next to no improvement that will justify spending 300 Euros on an upgrade.

You'd be better off waiting until you need an upgrade, like for video rendering or when your system is VISIBLY slowing you down. I made that mistake with my previous system. I spent $400 getting a motherboard and CPU, and when I installed it and played some games, I was like "This feels just like my previous AMD system..."

If you don't care what I just had to say, then get the i5... but if you wanna take what I said as advice, but still want to do an upgrade, get the Sabertooth 990FX when it's available. At least you'll have some future expandability with Bulldozer when it comes out.

The Crosshair IV does offer great onboard audio however, but I still prefer sound cards.

But all in all... like I said, you won't notice a difference worth 300 Euros in that upgrade. Maybe look into a solid state drive or a more powerful video card.

Or spend your money on games instead! Your rig is very capable.
Ah,I haven't update my spec list,the 3rd and fourth cores failed on my 555,so Im running dual core now,and while I can play BFBC2 pretty much maxed out the odd glitch is annoying
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Seagate 500gb Sata HD  1TB HDD OCZ 60GB Agility 3 SSD SATA DVD-RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Titan Fenrir Pro Evo CPU Cooler Win 7 Ultimate 64bit 2x 22" Wisdescreen / 24" Widescreen Logitech Illuminated Keyboard 
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