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If it is AM3+ compatable... which it is... you shoudl be fine.

I highly recommmend going with the M5A99X Evo though.... quite a bit better board.
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Apparently no one has suggested this...get more RAM...especially for video editing with CS5...

I have After Effects open right now and I'm using 8.76 GB of 12 GB. Mind you I only have one 1080 composition open with a few layers and Particular...
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The 2600 is faster in multi tasking than the 1100T, the 2500 is not. The 2500 DOES however win in gaming vs BOTH the 2600 and the 1100T generally speaking.
Proof Please? You need to back up your statements. You are giving wrong information.

According to benchmarks, the i5-2500k beats the PII 1100T in every aspect.
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Oh, OP,

Ram is really important for things like lots of editing. Get at least 8gb, more if possible.

That was mentioned somewhere up there. /\\
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Thanks for all the feedback! In the past couple weeks, Ive been changing the build back and forth between AMD and Intel. Would the ASUS M5A97 EVO work with a bulldozer CPU?
That is a great motherboard however the ASRock with the 970 chipset (Extreme4) is cheaper and has virtually the same features.
    
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Proof Please? You need to back up your statements. You are giving wrong information.

According to benchmarks, the i5-2500k beats the PII 1100T in every aspect.
If I have someone willing with an i5 to compete in a multitasking scenario vs my 1075T overclocked to 1100T speeds with the memory dropped as best I can to reflect stock. I would be more than willing to provide results. The problem stated with your link is that its not a MULTITASKING SCENARIO its a primed OS for benchmarking more likely than not.

Its not scientific nor entirely accurate but your link there proves just as much in favor of the 1100T as much as against. For example performance per core on perfect multi threaded apps with 100% across the board would require a clock to clock performance advantage average of 50% per app in favor of the i5 in order to equal the 1100T in multitasking performance. As each core becomes bogged down it would require at least a 50% advantage to complete tasks at the same rate as 6 cores saturated to 100% These benchmarks do not show a 50% advantage by any means. I am not talking in terms of one program running. I mean 3-4 heavy user programs operating some fully Multithreaded and some not.

I know this is extremely sloppy and only real world numbers can determine this and is still screwed as there are far far more variables in play here from memory to motherboard, GPU to CPU relationships, drivers ETC. This is why the 1100T should excel in multi tasking.

But on that note! A very good test indeed. This argument needs to be moved into the CPU general discussion or benchmarking sections. If you are able to provide an i5 and willing to work with me, or someone else for that matter I would love to put this idea to work.

This is my last post here as I really do not want to see the OPs thread get locked because of us. Message me if your capable and willing to work with me to test this. Even though the point is somewhat moot with BD on the horizon.
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OP,

what form are you looking for, anyway?
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Guys! I would prefer if this is just a thread about my PC, there are many threads about AMD vs Intel. Thank you.
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Guys! I would prefer if this is just a thread about my PC, there are many threads about AMD vs Intel. Thank you.
Any luck deciding on a case? What form factor do you want to go with (mITX,mATX,ATX, ect)?

That 970 MB will support BD, BTW, if thats what your interested in doing. What features are you looking for in a motherboard?

What will you be using for sound?
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Any luck deciding on a case? What form factor do you want to go with (mITX,mATX,ATX, ect)?

That 970 MB will support BD, BTW, if thats what your interested in doing. What features are you looking for in a motherboard?

What will you be using for sound?
I have nop idea what case I want... just inexpensive and can fit a cooleremaster 212 plus, and a SAPPHIRE Radeon 6950 1gb card. and from a motherboard, I just want at least 1 PCI slot, 1 PCI express slot 1.1, a PCI express 2.0 x16 slot, at least 16gb DDR3 1600 RAM, and an AM3+ CPU. I will also probably be using the mobo sound.
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