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Guys question:

Should I go with


Asus Sabertooth 990fx
AMD FX 8150 zembezi 8 core
Corsair Vengeance


Or should I go with intel i5 2500k?


My q8300 is getting old.. and my motherboard, the primary pci adaptor broke..



Advice on this please..

I'm a gamer.
post #2 of 45
2500K hands down. Maybe pair it with a Z68 Extreme3 Gen3. Bulldozer has its place in rendering and the like, but right now you can't top Intel for gaming.

If you could give us a budget, we can make some rigs for you to look at and consider.
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yes but remember 2.5 is the speed it works and the number of cores is how many jubs it can do at 2.5
most program only use 1 to ½ of a core u might wont to go hire with less cores if u are a gamer
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yes but remember 2.5 is the speed it works and the number of cores is how many jubs it can do at 2.5
most program only use 1 to ½ of a core u might wont to go hire with less cores if u are a gamer

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yes but remember 2.5 is the speed it works and the number of cores is how many jubs it can do at 2.5
most program only use 1 to ½ of a core u might wont to go hire with less cores if u are a gamer

I'll have what he's having.
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yes but remember 2.5 is the speed it works and the number of cores is how many jubs it can do at 2.5
most program only use 1 to ½ of a core u might wont to go hire with less cores if u are a gamer

Ill be sure to bookmark this advice, it's very good. thumb.gif
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yes but remember 2.5 is the speed it works and the number of cores is how many jubs it can do at 2.5
most program only use 1 to ½ of a core u might wont to go hire with less cores if u are a gamer

What the HELL are you talking about?

1st off: a 2500k is 3.3ghz.
2nd: Even games use more then one core these days.

The 2500k is the way to go right now until ivy comes out.
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post #8 of 45
thou the 8120 is a solid much better choice for video editing and such, for a gamer the 2500k is like the gold standerd
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yes but remember 2.5 is the speed it works and the number of cores is how many jubs it can do at 2.5
most program only use 1 to ½ of a core u might wont to go hire with less cores if u are a gamer

Following this logic, what is an 8150? thumb.gif
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got not budget..

whats the best set up.. lets go i3.. with a board with crossfire..

thanks guys
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