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I thought I'll buy AMD FX-Series X8 8150 (3.6/4.2GHz,16MB,125W,AM3+), but i've heard rumors that even intel i5 is better than that...

So here's the question: which AMD is the best:

AMD FX-Series X8 8150 (3.6/4.2GHz,16MB,125W,AM3+) - 205.00 €
AMD FX 8120 SAM3+ BOX/125W 3100 - 184.90 €
AMD X6 FX-6100 3.3GHz - 119.00 €
AMD Phenom II X4 960T (3 GHz 6MB 95W AM3) - 115.85 €
AMD FX-Series X4 4100 (3.6GHz,12MB,95W,AM3+) - 99.75 €

or maybe Intel ? :
INTEL i5-2500K (3.30GHz,6MB,95W,S1155) - 206.10 €
INTEL i5 2550K 3.4GHZ 6M S1155 - 198.00 €
INTEL I5 2500K 3.3GHz 6M S1155 - 191.00 €
INTEL i5-2500 (3.30GHz,6MB,95W,S1155) - 187.30 €
INTEL i5 2500/6M S1155 - 186.85 €
Intel i5 2500/ Quad Core/ 4 Threads/ 3.30 Ghz/ Turbo / 6 MB Cache / LGA1155 - 179.95 €

I am a really heavy gamer and I'd love to play 2-3 games at the same time, maybe even video proccessing and watching HD videos - All at the same time, which is the best for it ?
post #2 of 56
I'd go with i5-2500k or i5-2550k, all the AMD line is good but can't be better than those SB CPUs.

Now for your requirements and if you don't want overclock the i5-2500 is a good option.
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I'm also a heavy overclocker, I'm running my Pentium D 2.8Ghz on 5.2Ghz at this moment, stable under full load and max temp 50C.

The idea is that I wanna buy system that I dont want to upgrade my system for few years from now, AM3+ is upgradable in the future, but S1155 ?
I want a cpu that would run THE BEST out of the selection, and I'm going to overclock if it can't handle my work load biggrin.gif (I sometimes just minimize the games and start another one, so it should run 5-10 games on med graphics).
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S1155 on mobos GEN3 can be use IV CPUs, so, that option isn't only for AMD now.
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For intel, if i wan't a decent system (i5), I'll have to pay around 600-700€ but for AMD FX8 8150 will cost 405€ - still the point is which one handles more ?
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And also upgrading Intel will cost 4x the money...
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Here is the comparison of both, FX-8150 and i5-2500k

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/434?vs=288
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Intel i5, I freaking love mine.
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And also upgrading Intel will cost 4x the money...

How did you figure this?
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I would say go with the i5-2500k u can keep that for a pretty long time and i see alot of people here on OCN that overclock it.....
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