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post #1 of 16
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So, I'll make it short and sweet. Which would make the better gaming rig?

  • Intel i5 2500k
  • Radeon HD 5770
  • Corsair Vengeance, 8Gb, DDR3 1600
  • AMD Phenom II x4 965
  • GTX 560 TI
  • G-SKILL Ripjaws, 8Gb, DDR3 1600

Edited by xBxJxPx - 8/3/11 at 4:39pm
    
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post #2 of 16
To be fair......

The 560TI is a better GPU so probably that build, you still have a quad core CPU so in highly threaded games your stilling going to compete.

As for the non gaming side of your computers life, the 1st build is bi-winning.

Its a difficult tradeoff if you dont live for games.
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What rez?
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Quote:
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What rez?
1368x768 for now.

1920x1200 for sure later.
    
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post #5 of 16
why an amd card on the intel cpu, and the nvidia card on the amd cpu?

processor wise, the intel, gpu wise the nvidia.
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post #6 of 16
i5 2500k w/ 560 Ti

i5 2500k w/ 460 if you don't have the money.
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post #7 of 16
What timings on the RAM? CAS Latency?

560Ti will out perform a 5770 all day. Comparable AMD card would be a 6870.

For the money the i'd take the 965 but in reality the i5 will out perform it in stock settings and overclocking.
post #8 of 16
amd/560 rig
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post #9 of 16
1st build, replace 5770 with 6850 if you cant afford the 560ti
post #10 of 16
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Thanks a bunch guys! Making a new build here, and just really trying to keep it under $700 right now.
    
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