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It really depends. Although my recommendation would be to get better CPU and cheaper GPU for now. Reason being that upgrading CPU tends to cost more than GPU. You typically get a good CPU and skip a couple generations before buying new CPU.
Although if you want the best performance to price ratio you wouldn't get 6970, you either get 6870 or 6950.

True but, I was thinking in regards of, If I was buying a system today. CPU's last longer then GPUS in my opinion. But I mean if budget wasn't a concern then I would say 2500k all the way. Im not blinded by the brand. I was thinking to people on a budget. I think a really fast GPU would make up teh CPU short comings. Most games use the GPU more meaning even a 2600k wont give you good fps with a slow GPU.
 
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The 955BE and the 6970 would perform better.
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If only Intel put out an unlocked dual core SB... this discussion would be irrelevant. An i3-2100 at 5ghz+ would be an absolute gaming beast.
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The 955BE and the 6970 would perform better.

WOOOAAAH! Did you come in and actually just answer the question...no ifs buts or maybes?? yessir.gif
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WOOOAAAH! Did you come in and actually just answer the question...no ifs buts or maybes?? yessir.gif

He did, It's a good question I think because it always comes up and turns ugly. And people are going ot have different views on it. Alot of posts have peope saying AMD is garbage etc,etc when its not (The BD just needs work) . But in alot of cases you can have a person with a high end GPU with a $120 AMD CPU and get better FPS then a person with a $225 Intel/AMD CPU. Some people really miss the importance of the GPU when recommeding hardware.

Like I said the if it was which is the fastest , Intel wins for now and the 2500k is a great option for the price. But AMD cpus are also really fast and perform great and sometimes when you can save 100+ dollars it can be spent on a faster GPU or SSD and really make a huge difference on overall performance.
 
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He did, It's a good question I think because it always comes up and turns ugly. And people are going ot have different views on it. Alot of posts have peope saying AMD is garbage etc,etc when its not (The BD just needs work) . But in alot of cases you can have a person with a high end GPU with a $120 AMD CPU and get better FPS then a person with a $225 Intel/AMD CPU. Some people really miss the importance of the GPU when recommending hardware.
Like I said the if it was which is the fastest , Intel wins for now and the 2500k is a great option for the price. But AMD cpus are also really fast and perform great and sometimes when you can save 100+ dollars it can be spent on a faster GPU or SSD and really make a huge difference on overall performance.

Right on the money! The Intel holds its own in MULTI gpu setups yes, the PHII is fine with a single card (and is NOT terrible with CFX / SLI but the Intel will feed it better).

edit: not quite sure how a FX comparison to K processors fits this into a discussion between PHII and a good card vs the K with a "middle of the road" one... eh-smiley.gif
Edited by Spacedinvader - 1/31/12 at 3:01pm
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That was a good post which drives it to this one. Whenever I see benches its different CPUs running the the same GPU. Yes Intel wins for now. If I couldn't afford a 2500k with a high end GPU (there $225 in Canada) and had to pick, I would go AMD + Higher GPU. So what I'm saying is it's just not one thing. It's a combination of CPU+GPU is what makes the best gaming PC. Hence the question. thumb.gif

PS. I do own an 1100T (I needed the extra cores). It has awesome gaming performance when I a paired it with the 6950 2gb unlocked shaders.

With that said did most people agree that a 955BE with a 6970 would get higher FPS then a 2500k with a 6870 on most games?
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Originally Posted by Spacedinvader
edit: not quite sure how a FX comparison to K processors fits this into a discussion between PHII and a good card vs the K with a "middle of the road" one...

Sry I wasn't comparing them myself, thats for another thread
So i'm still thinking AMD and good card vs Intel middle card = AMD +fps
but im a 960T and Mobo system (average person that can't buy from microcentre) for $100+ less then a 2500K that money could be spent on a faster GPU 6950, or even a 570, that in turn would give a average person higher FPS performance on most games.
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Sry I wasn't comparing them myself, that's for another thread

That was pretty much my point, we are comparing PHII with good vs K with a not so good.
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You'll probably never notice a difference between the two processors in your gaming experience. Probably only in benchmarks.

If you're doing anything else, like video conversion, then you're better off with the 2500k. Otherwise, just get whichever is the cheaper solution.
    
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