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Go with Intel, they run cooler they are faster, they are cheaper and they use less power. Intel motherboards also have alot more features but are just a little more expensive than a 990FXA motherboard.

But I'd say Intel is a better choice, And I am a AMD fanboy wink.gif

Typically AMD chips have always run cooler and typically AMD has had cheaper, more budget-minded processors. Only in the i5 and i3 range as of second gen, has Intel recently competed in the so-called 'budget' segment of PC processor sales and beat out the competition in all areas.
    
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Exactly. And the Sandy Bridge processors run way, way cooler than a fail-dozer. And they may not always be cheaper, but you get a hell of alot more performance. Giving you a better price to performance ratio.
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post #13 of 34
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So the final question is clear for me...

FX-6200 and hd 6870 1 gb.

OR.

i5 2500 (without k) and hd 6850 1 gb.


What I must choose? frown.gif
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So the final question is clear for me...
FX-6200 and hd 6870 1 gb.
OR.
i5 2500 (without k) and hd 6850 1 gb.
What I must choose? frown.gif

i5-2500 + HD 6850 1GB
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post #15 of 34
hmmm, well .... the k version is what? $ 10 cheaper? That's 5 beers / coffees ... You can overclock it, or if you're 100% sure you will never overclock it then at least do it for the better resale value.

Sometimes you just gotta spend some more. If you're going for a non-k version and you don't really need the bang of the 2500 then you could always get a 2400 (3.1 Ghz) or 2300 (2.8Ghz). People tend to forget these around here because they can't overclock ^^

Out of those 2 options though: 2500 + 6850
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post #16 of 34
Another reason to get the 2500 is because most games cannot use more than 2 or 3 cores. So half of the FX6200 power is idle, leading to lower frame rates.

Intel is also faster in single core performance. So if you want to play something like SC2, the 2500 will really pull ahead.
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post #17 of 34
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Thanks people for help me. I have a new question, if I buy a i5 2500 the default fan / cooler is enough for gaming?
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Thanks people for help me. I have a new question, if I buy a i5 2500 the default fan / cooler is enough for gaming?

for 2500, the stock cooler is good enough, you can't overclock it anyway.
i mean you can, but not much
post #19 of 34
If you're not overclocking it at all, the default cooler will be just fine if you notice that temps are a little higher than you want then thrown in an aftermarket. Typically however, default cooler should handle fine just based on your preference.
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Also, If you do decide to get a great after market cooler for an incredible price, the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is an excellent cooler for the price. And they fit on pretty much all sockets available today.
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