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post #1 of 8
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Ok I posted a week ago with different questions and a smaller budget.

Look at my sig rig and what do you think is the best use of 400 bucks...Preferably 350 but max 400.

I dont care about Intel being better than AMD or any debates I know how awesome a 2500k is, I just want the most FPS out of my games, the sole purpose is to game on the best eye candy possible. MAXIMUM FRAMERATES!!!! lol

As a side bonus it would be nice to fold again, but that's a way secondary request not that important to me.

My 6850 struggles in some games, so dont know to just get a quad core and then crossfire, or get a better GPU, or to switch to 1155 platform.

I will be making my purchase by this time next week so no rush, just wanna start narrowing it down.

Games I play:

SC2

BF3

VALVe games

MW3 (yes i know)


Metro 2033

Crysis 2

Thanx for your suggestions.
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post #2 of 8
Getting a Quad and a 2nd 6850 would be the best course of action and would provide the best FPS - if you go 1155 you could pick up a i3 2100 and a decent board and still have a few $$ to pick up a 2nd 6850.
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Hmm intresting. If I went that route would a stock 2100 be bottlenecked by two 6850's?

Can a i3 keep up in CPU intensive games like a 960t Zosma would?
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Get a i3 and a good motherboard if you can, then switch to a ivi bridge CPU later, about the gpu I would wait, new gen of gpu's are coming out right now ( AMD) and others will start coming out soon (nvidia) so you can get more performance for your $ with same priced new gen gpu's or when last gen gpu's drop in price.
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post

Getting a Quad and a 2nd 6850 would be the best course of action and would provide the best FPS - if you go 1155 you could pick up a i3 2100 and a decent board and still have a few $$ to pick up a 2nd 6850.

^THIS..and umm..i'd go real quad amd over 2-core+hyper thread intel
thinking.gif your mobo in sig is very unspecific
960T biggrin.gif +6850 for x-fire mesez
 
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post #6 of 8
about "real quad amd over hyperthread intel"
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120.html

pretty much any AMD chip out atm can be outdone by an intel chip for the same amout/less money... and since youre going for MOAR FRAMES. i'd say intel is probably the way you want to go tongue.gif

i can agree that you probably want to hold out a couple months for the new gen gpu's for that night little price drop on older gens
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post #7 of 8
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Ok So lets say I go this route.

i3 2100

p67 motherboard

Should I just get a 100 dollar board in order to afford a second 6850?

Or should I just go 2500k a p67 mobo and not get a second gpu?
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Get the i3 2100 + Z68 motherboard since if my memory is right P67 will not be compatible with Ivy bridge.
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