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Good CPU for HD 6870 crossfire

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I want to make a PC with crossfire Gigabyte Radeon HD6870 OC 1GB DDR5 256-bit (factory overclocked).
Can someone tell me a good CPU for this crossfire config ?
What's a better choice ?
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition 3.30/3.70 GHz (with 6 cores)
or
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.40GHz (with 4 cores)
I want to use the PC for gaming,not for video editing/encoding.
post #2 of 10
6 cores will last you long...or you can get yourself i5 sandybridge, the k series.
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I would get a 2500k CPU and call it a day unless you already have a AMD motherboard. In that case, I would wait till September and see how BD performs.
post #4 of 10
You want to go for gaming you mentioned but I would still recommend the 6 core 1100T since it will OC better and is more "future proof" i.e. will be more useful once games really do start using 6 cores or more. The i5 2500k is the best all around choice IF you have an Intel board or don't mind picking one up but it sounds like you have AMD in mind so I would say grab the 1100T or even the 1090T (to save a few bucks if you REALLY need to). Either will be a good choice.
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Originally Posted by jrockut83;14687691 
You want to go for gaming you mentioned but I would still recommend the 6 core 1100T since it will OC better and is more "future proof" i.e. will be more useful once games really do start using 6 cores or more. The i5 2500k is the best all around choice IF you have an Intel board or don't mind picking one up but it sounds like you have AMD in mind so I would say grab the 1100T or even the 1090T (to save a few bucks if you REALLY need to). Either will be a good choice.

I disagree with the above when you say 1100T OC better. Most 2500k can hit 4.5ghz with air, but how many 1100T can hit 4.5ghz?

Even when you comparing both CPU 1100T vs 2500k at stock, the 1100T is lagging behind...

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=288
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well seriously, all these CPUs are good for gaming since they are all more or less quad cores so they'll perform fine in nowaday gaming..but as jrockut83 said, 6 cores will last you long even though it can be a bit slower than i5 in some benches
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Originally Posted by marik123;14687826 
I disagree with the above when you say 1100T OC better. Most 2500k can hit 4.5ghz with air, but how many 1100T can hit 4.5ghz?

Even when you comparing both CPU 1100T vs 2500k at stock, the 1100T is lagging behind...

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=288

I believe he meant, the 1100T can overclock better than the 965. MegaGamerRO never said anything about a 2500k.

I suggest getting the 1090T instead of the 1100T, its cheaper and they are almost the same.
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1090T is good, but a 2500k would be a nice CPU for that XFire setup. Personlly I'd wait a month and just go with Bulldozer.

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Originally Posted by shad0wboss;14706719 
well seriously, all these CPUs are good for gaming since they are all more or less quad cores so they'll perform fine in nowaday gaming..but as jrockut83 said, 6 cores will last you long even though it can be a bit slower than i5 in some benches

In some benches? It's massively slower, in every bench. It's over 30%-50% slower in games. One in a thousand Thubans OCs to 4.5ghz, every SB cpu OCs to 4.5ghz or more. Thubans are not even close to SB levels of futureproof, only reason to get one is if you get it for insanely cheap.
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Originally Posted by jrockut83;14687691 
You want to go for gaming you mentioned but I would still recommend the 6 core 1100T since it will OC better and is more "future proof" i.e. will be more useful once games really do start using 6 cores or more. The i5 2500k is the best all around choice IF you have an Intel board or don't mind picking one up but it sounds like you have AMD in mind so I would say grab the 1100T or even the 1090T (to save a few bucks if you REALLY need to). Either will be a good choice.

Games haven't completely switched over to quad cores yet so its safe to say it will be a while before hexacore cpu's are more of a necessity than novelty and by which time wouldn't the cpu be 'obsolete'?
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