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In real-world use it really wouldn't matter for most people, but considering that I myself have been an AMD fan for quite some time there's simply no reason to choose BD over Sandy Bridge. i5-2500K will be cheaper (at least for now), faster, and more power-efficient.
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As he said video editing and photoshopping, I think an i7 2600k would be appropriate.
Yes but considering the budget I think its a bit expensive.
    
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Tell him he needs to do the research for the new computer himself, after that if he's still sold on Bulldozer then let him waste his money himself.
     
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Yes but considering the budget I think its a bit expensive.
Ah, you're right. An i5 2500k would be perfectly fine though.
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One thing about computers is benchmarks don't give a crud about what kind of a fan boy you are. Print off a chart and show it to him, then proceed to tell him to hold out his hand, slap it, and tell him no in a stern voice. If that doesn't work then go ahead and buy him the BD. It will be a faster CPU once things are optimized for it, but by then ivy bridge will rock it's **** on the ever so popular... you guessed it, 1155 socket which sandy bridge is using. In other news, the SSD price per gb is way to expensive vs other options such as the OCZ agility 3 120gb for ~$130.
post #16 of 36
The 2500K/2600K is his best option. It's great at multitasking and gaming. Bulldozer is great for heavy multitasking but not gaming. It is just a bad chip. If AMD, get a Thuban 1100T. Honestly that is your best choice.
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post #17 of 36
Thuban is a better value for those things. If he's really stuck on AMD then Thuban can tide him over to Piledriver... which may or may not fix Bulldozer.

Also, I'd bump up the SSD to one that is SATA 6.0 Gbps. Crucial M4 128GB is very good at $200.
Edited by cusideabelincoln - 10/13/11 at 1:23pm
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post #18 of 36
If he must go AMD then get a 1100T overclock it some an see what happens down the road with BD. Then drop the ssd get a fast HD. I would also get a gigabyte 990fx ud3 an 2 GTX560Ti cards. But that's just me on a 1k budget.
Edited by Moparman - 10/13/11 at 1:13pm
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If he's into OC'ing tell him to go for the 8120. If he doesn't wanna mess with that stuff have him go for the 8150.
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You're not a very good friend.
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