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1100T is a lot cheaper overall. I'm getting the motherboard (990FXA-UD3) used for AU$95 shipped, and the chip for AU$220. 2500k would be AU$229 for the chip and AU$169 for the motherboard and only be faster in transcoding. (I run Linux most of the time so multiple cores are used more efficiently, AMD seems to also gain quite a decent performance boost due to the fact most programs are compiled with gcc instead of the Intel compiler)
    
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1100T is a lot cheaper overall. I'm getting the motherboard (990FXA-UD3) used for AU$95 shipped, and the chip for AU$220. 2500k would be AU$229 for the chip and AU$169 for the motherboard and only be faster in transcoding. (I run Linux most of the time so multiple cores are used more efficiently, AMD seems to also gain quite a decent performance boost due to the fact most programs are compiled with gcc instead of the Intel compiler)

If you encode or use other heavily multithreaded apps a lot, an 1100T makes sense over a 2500K, especially if you're on a budget.
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