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post #11 of 42
also i would suggest trying to find a gtx 480 they are cheap and still perform really well the only disadvantage is the heat/power cunsumption
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The expensive part of Intel is actually their motherboard chipsets. You'll be hard-pressed to find a board that supports CF/SLI that has dual/triple x16 PCI-E lanes for the same price as the comparable AMD board. Most Intel boards that support CF/SLI are dual/triple x8 PCI-E slots. On the other hand, Intel CPU's are the best right now and for the foreseeable future.

Although... I will say, AMD CPU's are WAY more fun to overclock.

Seeing as how you don't care about overclocking, Intel is probably going to be your best bet like the others have said. I would recommend a 2500K just in case you later on feel the itch to overclock it. As the chip gets older, it will be more and more attractive to get the last bit of performance out of it before you retire it.
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post #13 of 42
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Okay. Thanks guys. It looks like I'll be going with either the i5 2500K or i5 2500 when the time presents itself.
Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Tribes View Post

Okay. Thanks guys. It looks like I'll be going with either the i5 2500K or i5 2500 when the time presents itself.
Thanks!

naw d00d..no 2500..can't overclock it..Overclocked to 4+ ghz..AMD feels a lot better than a stock 2500k.
Without OCing..Intel is not the choice..2500K..yeah..but AMD still does a lot of other things snappier..Windows apps/browsing..2500k=smoother games ..8 avg more fps..but laggier with browsing + windows stuff.

And this is for the Intel fanboy army..cuz I'm currently on AMD tongue.gif

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2284794
Edited by Schmuckley - 3/27/12 at 10:45am
 
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Just get the K model in case you want to start OCing in the future. Always good to have the option open to you thumb.gif
 
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i5k with a P67 OR Z68 mobo

i5 with a h61 mobo
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post #17 of 42
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I'm mainly going to be using it for gaming, such as Battlefield 3. I'm on a Intel Pentium E6600 Dual Core 3.06Ghz right now. With a Radeon HD 4770. I am just scared that if the time comes and I do decide to overclock, I might fry it, do to my lack of experience.
post #18 of 42
if your using it mainly for gaming with bf3 then go with AMD as you will not see a difference in intel vs amd in battlefield games.
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

Amd rig can give 90% of the perfornce for $200 less.
*SNIP*

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back your statements up with proper proof... Saying something is 90% of the performance is not proving it... Expecially when it is not an entirely correct statement... It is situational.

http://community.futuremark.com/hardware/cpu/AMD+Phenom+II+X4+960T/benchmarks
http://pcpartpicker.com/benchmarks/sysmark2012/overall/overall-list/#c=10,12

And here is a comparison between the 2500K and the 1100T (better turban CPU)
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=203

And here is a comparison with some of the deneb CPUs
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-9.html

Depending on the situation and hardware in the system, Zosma CAN be 90% if not more performance in some games, but it all depends on the application. SCII? CIV5? Skyrim? i5 will beat 960T hands down @ stock. BF3? you will hardly see a difference between the two chips.

With a $1000 budget, there is no reason not to go Intel. If his budget was ~$500, yeah an i3 or AM3 chip would be better, but not for $1000.

Only thing I can see that is worth waiting for Ivy. Which is expected to be a 20% increase in CPU and a 100% increase in integrated GPU (nobody really cares about this part though)
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i5-2500/K, no turning back. Went from a C2D E8400, to a Phenom II X4 955 BE to get better performance in BFBC2. Once BF3 came out my 955 wasn't handling it as well, got an i5-2500K and a Z68 mATX motherboard for $230 before taxes at Microcenter.

If you live by Microcenter, definitely check out their combo deals. Cheaper than anything I've found on sale online!
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