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Shows what I learned a while ago. For gamers there is no sense in buying expensive Intel CPUs. I regret buying my i7 when I could have spent 2/3 the price or less on an AMD setup. Never again.

So far I have built several gaming rigs for my friends and all have top of the line AMD quads in them and perform just as well in games as their intel counterparts for a good less price wise (AMD CPUs and MOBOs are cheaper).

Even though I won't be needing it for another year or two my next CPU will definitely be AMD.
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Shows what I learned a while ago. For gamers there is no sense in buying expensive Intel CPUs. I regret buying my i7 when I could have spent 2/3 the price or less on an AMD setup. Never again.

So far I have built several gaming rigs for my friends and all have top of the line AMD quads in them and perform just as well in games as their intel counterparts for a good less price wise (AMD CPUs and MOBOs are cheaper).

Even though I won't be needing it for another year or two my next CPU will definitely be AMD.
you're just saying that because you have it now.I'd love even a last gen i7 cpu. that i7 870 would be great for my 480 twins

good to hear my htpc with a phenom II 955 will still play great with BF3. was a little concerned coz it's at stock right now. I sold my cooler to buy a h100 for my sigrig so I can use my h50 on that but something came up so It's with the stock cooler right now..I know, it's killing me inside as well lol. when I replace it with the h50 I promise I'll burn my stock cooler and throw it in the river never to be used ever again
Edited by jprovido - 10/2/11 at 10:59pm
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Shows what I learned a while ago. For gamers there is no sense in buying expensive Intel CPUs. I regret buying my i7 when I could have spent 2/3 the price or less on an AMD setup. Never again.

So far I have built several gaming rigs for my friends and all have top of the line AMD quads in them and perform just as well in games as their intel counterparts for a good less price wise (AMD CPUs and MOBOs are cheaper).

Even though I won't be needing it for another year or two my next CPU will definitely be AMD.
The thing is if you dont upgrade the CPU just because is fastest going Intel it means in the long run it will last longer. People that go AMD have to upgrade more often.
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Still doing fine with my 945.

Hell, my RIG is probably considered outdated to some. Does well with BF3, that's all that matters.
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Shows what I learned a while ago. For gamers there is no sense in buying expensive Intel CPUs.
I'm not sure if this is true. i5 2500K is considerably better than everything AMD has to offer at the moment

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/t...2100-tested/20
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Still doing fine with my 945.

Hell, my RIG is probably considered outdated to some. Does well with BF3, that's all that matters.
buy that rig a 6870 or a gtx 560 Ti it will be a mean gaming machine again. a phenom II clocked at 3.6ghz is still a monster in it's own right paired with a good single card it's still a beast. I'd even pair it with a gtx 580 or a HD6970 if you actually game than drool over benchmarks. gaming at 1080p or above with a phenom II is no different than gaming with a 2600k@10ghz. 99% of the time the gpu is always the bottleneck except ofcourse with multi card configurations
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I'm not sure if this is true. i5 2500K is considerably better than everything AMD has to offer at the moment

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/t...2100-tested/20
In most games, at 1920x1080 with high settings, the GPU will be the bottleneck.
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Its annoying how people are coming up with lame excuses to dismiss the Phenom 2's performance.

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I'm not sure if this is true. i5 2500K is considerably better than everything AMD has to offer at the moment

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/t...2100-tested/20
at 1080p and above the gpu is always the bottleneck. I can also name a few games that will bottleneck on a phenom II like starcraft 2 but 99% of games out right now even upcoming games, A phenom II x4 is still more than enough. at higher resolutions the gpu is always the bottleneck. even my Phenom II 1090T @ 4.1ghz, 3ghz NB is still doing great for my gtx 480 SLI at 1920x1200. I have 2 monitors so I always see the GPU usage and in almost all the games I have right now both GPU usage is always at 95-99% BUT with benchmarks on lower resolutions like Performance preset on 3dmark11, vantage etc. its score is gonna be terrible coz at lower resolutions that's where it becomes bottlenecked and does not do as well as intel cpu's. who the hell games at 1280x720 and below anyways

a Phenom II @4ghz might score poorly on a "P"(1280x720) settings on 3dmark11 compared to an i5 @ 5ghz but when you set it to xtreme settings at 1920x1080 you'll see the scores will not be that much apart. the i5 2500k might still be ahead but it won't be much
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ive been playing it today and my sig rig runs its around 45fps. on high, im very pleased!!
BULL

My rig is better than yours and i can only run low.....
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