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agreed and I think you are talking about the Z77 boards


 

Most Z77 has VirtuMVP but H77 is cheaper ($80?) and it only has 1x 16 PCI-E 3.0 + Intel SRT support if OP isn't planning to run SLI/CFX. So it a cheaper solution unless it doesn't have MVP then go for Z77 which is probably $50 more.

 
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post #22 of 36
the only problem I see is that overclocking is usually pretty limited on the H-series boards.
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I quickly browsed through the posts so far, but I couldn't tell--does OP have a motherboard already? If already have an AMD board, just go with the X6--it wouldn't be worth the cost or hassle to migrate to an intel board + 2500K.

OP, you would probably not notice any gaming difference between the two, so if I were you I'd just go with the X6. If you want the highest benchmark scores, then go with the 2500k.
    
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Ok... Whats new here, AMD vs. Intel, blah, blah.

@Op, Yes the Amd PII x6 will perform very well in gaming and can overclock to 4.0ghz fairly easily given a good mobo and ram setup. If you already own a Amd based mobo there isn't a huge noticeable difference in real world gaming situations and the x6 will do everything you ask it do and more, so don't jump ship.

On the Intel side of things it has been proven to game better than Amd cpu's and the 2500k will easily hit 4.6ghz with changing just the multiplier. The Intel cores have much faster IPC count which means most games that run single, dual, or quad threads will perform better on a 2500k based chip than an AMD. I am not a fanboy I did hours of research online before building my current rig because I wanted to go SLI with zero cpu bottlenecking and the 2500k is great for multi gpu setups.

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I would go with the 1090t, I had one since they came out and I loved it, yes intel is proven to be setter than the 1090t for gaming, but are those extra 5-10 fps really worth the extra$$... the chip might be almost the same price but if you want to overclock you must spend a fair amount of $$ on a good mobo for a good OC.... I'd go with the 1090t.... unless you like spending a lot extra on 5-10 fps lol
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I would go with the 1090t, I had one since they came out and I loved it, yes intel is proven to be setter than the 1090t for gaming, but are those extra 5-10 fps really worth the extra$$... the chip might be almost the same price but if you want to overclock you must spend a fair amount of $$ on a good mobo for a good OC.... I'd go with the 1090t.... unless you like spending a lot extra on 5-10 fps lol

in my experience the good AMD mobos that wont blow up run the same amount as a decent overclocking Intel board.
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id say wait for the i5 3570k.. it should be able to OC very high
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I went from a 1055t at 4.0 to a 2600k at 4.9 to a 1055t at 4.0 with the same gpu the entire time.

I noticed absolutely no difference in my games. Get what you want.... you won't notice any difference.

Not to mention AMD cpus are significantly more fun to overclock than Sandy Bridge.
 
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in my experience the good AMD mobos that wont blow up run the same amount as a decent overclocking Intel board.


I'm not sure what a good Intel board costs But my amd board was only $180.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131806

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131792

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265

and the new Z77 boards coming out look fantastic
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