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post #11 of 57
the video card will be the bottle neck in a SB system. Hell my Q6600 overclocked to 3ghz was able to push the GTX 570 I had. Hell even stock was good, it works great for single gpus and can still take it with dual gpus.
 
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post #12 of 57
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mainly for gaming
stick to an i5 2500k. itll save you a $100 and still demolish anything you throw at it. use that $100 for a new gpu or something. Games rarely use 4 or more cores. so an i7 would be pretty much worthless for you because you wont need the extra threads.
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post #13 of 57
Coming from an AMD fan, id say get the X6 if you are multitasking, encoding, editing. Or for OC and strictly gaming the I5 2500K is your best bet.
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post #14 of 57
SB for the same price. I have an 1100t and I am happy, but if I were to buy the stuff new I would have went Intel.

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post #15 of 57
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Is that true when the 2500k goes up against the 1090T as well?

Yes, physical cores are better than virtual cores. But physical cores are nothing without a decent architecture.

thats why i cant wait to see what bulldozer can achieve

8 physical cores will be incredible if done right

now im gonna have to admit something-if i had the money i would have gone Intel to begin with. But its too late, AMD was alot cheaper at the time. If your able to wait, i would wait and see what bulldozer has to offer, then go from there

correct me if im wrong
post #16 of 57
The i7 has fewer (but faster) cores for a higher price. The x6 has more (slower) cores for a lower price.

The i7 is a better buy because of more overclocking headroom and generally better performance, and isn't really that much more expensive.
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post #17 of 57
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thats why i cant wait to see what bulldozer can achieve

8 physical cores will be incredible if done right

now im gonna have to admit something-if i had the money i would have gone Intel to begin with. But its too late, AMD was alot cheaper at the time. If your able to wait, i would wait and see what bulldozer has to offer, then go from there

correct me if im wrong
Good thing you're not wrong! but some people are very impatient.
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post #18 of 57
well, patience IS difficult in the realm of pc building ill admit (Im a victim to it im afraid )
post #19 of 57
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Hyperthreading

plus intel is in general more expensive, for various technical reasons

if your gaming and such, id jump on the AMD 6 core. Its a great cpu

6 physical cores is better than 4 IMHO
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Get an i5 2500k, thats what imma gonna do. In gaming it will out perform the x6 significantly, game pending. If you want to overkill the cpu.. for gaming.. i'd still say get the i5 but you could get the i7, it has a bit more L3 (for 105$ more) and HT (not too significant for gaming) or wait for BD or IB.


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6 physical cores is better than 4 IMHO
Especially when only 4 are being used.
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