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Which combo is better performance per price: Phenom II x6 1090T with mobo, or i5 2500K with mobo?

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Hey guys,
so tell me, which is better performance per price?
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Ive been doing alot of research on just that and it comes down to use. if your going to be utilizing the 6 cores for video software cad etc than that is going to be better as it has better cache sizes and more cores, but if your not going to be using that type of software and gaming the power of the i5 is better.
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That is interesting. What about recording gameplay via Fraps? Any results on that?
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Would go for the 2500k, it actually performs about the same as the 1090t in terms of video editing and blows it out of the water in gaming.
Edited by inzi - 11/20/11 at 6:39am
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post #5 of 39
Performance per price might be a little higher on the x6 but I would go with the 2500k. If you are going to do any gaming with a decent graphics card then the 2500k will not let you down while the x6 might hold you back sometimes.
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i vote for 2500k and asrock extreme4 gen3...with high-frequency RAM (ddr3 2133)
 
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2500k is 90% of the answers you're going to get.
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I see guys.

So what are some pros and cons for both CPUs? Also what motherboards would you recommend?

i5 2500k
asrock extreme4 gen3

X6 1090T
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/146?vs=288&i=2.3.4.5.6.25.26.27.28.29.30.31.32.33.34.35.36.37.38.39.40.41.42.43.45.46.47.48.49.50.51.52.53.54.55.56.57.60.61.62.63.64

Compare all the benches, and see which ones are the most relevant to you.

As you can see the i5 trumps the x6 in gaming and power consumption, but the x6 wins out in other benches that rely on more cores.

As for motherboards, it's all personal preference and user reviews. Just make sure you have all the PCI-E lanes you need (e.g. if you plan on a SLI/Crossfire setup), decide whether or not you want USB 3.0 or SATA III, and decide whether or not you want a traditional BIOS or UEFI interface. Personally, I've never had MSI or Gigabyte let me down, so I can only say positive things about them. Several of my friends have ASUS and ASRock boards, and they're all great too.
Edited by mingqi53 - 11/20/11 at 6:50am
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My vote would be the i5 2500k simply pure awesomeness smile.gif As for motherboard there are alot of good ones out there. Depends if you plan on overclocking and which chipset you would like (p67 or z68).

The Asrock boards are pretty good and they're a bit cheaper than Asus boards etc.

Off the top of my head the short list would be:

P67
Asus P8P67
Asus P8P67 Pro
MSI P67a-GD53

Z68
Asus P8Z68-V
Asrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
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