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post #21 of 64
This is my first post here...maybe I will help some1 maybe not but everything I write is based on my experience...
I used to own many different machines and machine spec's...one is for sure, while CPU performance is strong on the blue side...overall system flexibility is the name of the game. I own Sabertooth X58 with i7 960 and 24GB Corsair Vengeance LP...to cut long story short, may last week build beats that setup by all possible means...it's 990FXA-UD3 with 1090t at 4GHz, NB 2.75GHz, RAM 1666 (yes 16GB) and it really shines. I have Corsair Force 3 SSD, which at it's best run did something like 268MB/s on blue one...at the same time does 540MB/s in the green corner...but wait, that's not all...CPU performance is stronger on the blue side...no doubt about that, OK, how about handbraking video...31min on the blue one vs 32 on the green one...yes , CPU is faster but what does that in real life applications is something you don't often see. BTW, if I want blue one to run at 4GHz....well, yes I can, but, first day it runs flawlessly, tomoz well, bit flaky... third day it crash every time I try to crunch something...for a diff..green one I equipped with old Noctua NH-U12P (not SE) in the same case..hardly reach 70 degrees...yes the other one was under water and peaking easily 90 degrees and steady floatin' high 80's...now...is this is difference worth paying 330+230 bucks vs paying 300 for both...it's up to every other individual.
Virtualization is something I don't even want to touch, as everyone knows a difference between blue and green implementation of the same...thumb.gif
post #22 of 64
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I've always been a fan of AMD as they've had the best performance for price; however, I am going to be building my first gaming rig and I've heard mixed results about the new Bulldozer series as well as seen the benchmarks. I'm going to be building a gaming rig and I can't decide if I should get the FX8150 or swallow my fanboyism and spend the money on an i7-2600k. Thoughts?

2500K and spend the extra cash on a better gpu
post #23 of 64
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Id go with the 8150 just to be differnt

wow. just because you have a 2600k you don't want him to experience the same epicness you're getting? you evil man. biggrin.gif

get the 2600k/2500k. forget about the FX8150. its garbage. this is coming from a BIG amd fanboy.
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Id go with the 8150 just to be differnt

Dumbest thing I have ever heard
post #25 of 64
Just my 2cents.gif it depends on the price you can get what your considering going with.
I decided to go BD today because Fry's had the FX-6100 for $99 and 20% off any amd mobo with a cpu purchase.
So I got an FX-6100 and ASUS Sabertooth 990FX mobo for $250.
I easily hit 4.54Ghz ibt stable with 1.38 vcore, and I got 4.69 IBT stable at 1.48 vcore
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Just my 2cents.gif it depends on the price you can get what your considering going with.
I decided to go BD today because Fry's had the FX-6100 for $99 and 20% off any amd mobo with a cpu purchase.
So I got an FX-6100 and ASUS Sabertooth 990FX mobo for $250.
I easily hit 4.54Ghz ibt stable with 1.38 vcore, and I got 4.69 IBT stable at 1.48 vcore

not trying to be an ass but a 3.5ghz i5 2500k will still pretty much destroy a FX6100 at 4.5ghz. that's not an exaggeration really. maybe I was a bit generous too. not to mention an i5 2500k would overclock to about 4.5-4.9ghz which will still be faster than any BD processor even the 8 core one @ 6ghz which we all know it can't possibly reach. even the power consumption of the chip is so bad it's not even funny.

this is a no brainer for me. I would never, ever gonna recommend a BD chip. it's pretty much useless with anything. it's so-so with heavy threadded apps and HORRENDOUS with lightly threadded workloads. it will suck in gaming and will pretty much bottleneck any multi gpu setup. no amount of overclocking will fix that
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Id go with the 8150 just to be *special*
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post #28 of 64
The only reason to go AMD at this point is if you already have the motherboard, and even then, if you plan on running a high powered GPU or SLI\Crossfire, it would be best to sell the motherboard and go with Intel.

If you're buying a new system from scratch, there is absolutely no reason not to go with Intel. The 2500k (for gaming) and 2600k chips (for gaming + encoding) are truly the best bang for the buck right now.
post #29 of 64
If you do want to go AMD get a Phenom II 1090T and just OC it to 4ghz then u will be fine for gaming but as others say the Intel I5 is good value at the moment as is good for gaming so depends witch is cheaper to build a system around.

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I would go with the 2600k
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