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Good news, everyone! I did some intense research and it turns out that I can get a P67 board and the 570 for much cheaper than what I thought they'd run if I only search in the right places. Means that I might be able to squeeze both the 2500K and the 570 into my budget. Thanks anyway for your replies, you guys sure are the right people to ask.
Lol, even better. Now you are in business!
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a friend of mine has a i5 750 and a nother friend has an amd 955 BE and they both said the AMD was better for games
They are either ignorant or misinformed. I would seriously get a 2500k ASAP, then buying a better GPU down the road. The Sandy Bridge architecture is so much faster than Phenom II it's not even funny. With a 2500k you're going to get a fat overclock, you're going to max the crap out of games that are poorly optimized for multiple cores, and even if a game does utilize as many threads as you can throw at it, it's still going to max it. The single threaded performance is unreal on these chips, plus you get a true quad core.

Games Phenom II won't cut it:





I'm sure there are more. But in a nutshell, Phenom II (Deneb) is clock for clock about the same (sometimes even slower!) than Core2Quad (Yorkfield). Since Core2Quad, Intel has made great improvements, mainly with Nehalem and Sandy Bridge. If you were to go Sandy Bridge, it's going to hold you off a LOT longer for gaming than any Phenom II, even if you had a hexacore.
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Grats man. A 2500k will last you through Intel's next tick and tock for sure and probably longer. When the 3d transistors become the norm and PCIE 3.0 is standard in a couple years you may want to look at upgrading a few pieces but honestly I don't see a problem.

Intel's Core 2 Quads released in 06 and when overclocked they still shred through games. I suspect you should be able to make your four year mark. Again congrats on your forthcoming new rig!
    
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It would last, but going P67/2500k would last even longer, for not much more.
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a friend of mine has a i5 750 and a nother friend has an amd 955 BE and they both said the AMD was better for games
No. Just, No. AMD phenom II is for people who want to play games and do computer work on a budget. You really do get what you pay for and with Intel that is A LOT of performance gain.
I'm not starting an AMD vs Intel war. There is nothing to fight about, the numbers and the proof of performance all show Intel is better.
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Good news, everyone! I did some intense research and it turns out that I can get a P67 board and the 570 for much cheaper than what I thought they'd run if I only search in the right places. Means that I might be able to squeeze both the 2500K and the 570 into my budget. Thanks anyway for your replies, you guys sure are the right people to ask.
Great to hear!

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The last time I checked games grew more and more GPU demanding and less CPU demanding. That's what got me wondering in the first place.
Not entirely true. More and more games are needing quad cores for optimal performance. The GPU is still in demand though, but I went from an AMD dual core to a quad and saw double the performance in Bad Company 2 and a few others.

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a friend of mine has a i5 750 and a nother friend has an amd 955 BE and they both said the AMD was better for games
At a price standpoint, yes... but not in actual performance. You can get very similar performance with a 955BE in comparison to the i5 750 in most games, but those that like architecture, the i5 does pull ahead.
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No. Just, No. AMD phenom II is for people who want to play games and do computer work on a budget. You really do get what you pay for and with Intel that is A LOT of performance gain.
I'm not starting an AMD vs Intel war. There is nothing to fight about, the numbers and the proof of performance all show Intel is better.
I somewhat agree with you but the gains between the i5-760 and PII x4 955 is hardly noticable. They deliver about the same FPS wise.
Some games favour architecture, which thereby leads to the i5-760 having performance gains.

Obviously Intel is leading with its new Sandy Bridge CPU's. However, we are not taking about SB...
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