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Originally Posted by Kyronn94 View Post

2500k - $220
7850 - $250
$130 left to get an 1155 Motherboard, PSU, RAM, HDD and a case?
I'm happy to be proven wrong though.
OP is fine with a Phenom II and a 7850.
If you want to increase your budget then the 2500k is definitely the better buy. thumb.gif


600 budget. I did ok.... haha

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not a 2500K but still a better choice than that AMD
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600 budget. I did ok.... haha
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Junk case, cheapo PSU and who knows what kind of cheapo motherboard bundled with an i5 2300? That's no where near an i5 2500k setup. I wouldn't even waste $600 on that setup.
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your motherboard (yes, you read it right) will bn your gpu. if you are near microcenter go grab an ivy bundle.
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post #15 of 33
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Originally Posted by Kyronn94 View Post

He's got a budget of $600, he's going to struggle to get a 2500k in there.
OP: You'll be fine with that setup, a Phenom II X4 is really only a bottleneck at 1080p in games like SKyrim and Starcraft II.

Come again? I've got a 955 and have absolutely no problem running BF3 and Skyrim at max settings in 1080p with steady framerate of 50-60fps.
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You'll be perfectly fine.
 
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post #17 of 33
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600 budget. I did ok.... haha
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Not a 2500k though tongue.gif
I'd also be concerned about that power supply, I wouldn't trust it at all.
What Motherboard is that?
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Come again? I've got a 955 and have absolutely no problem running BF3 and Skyrim at max settings in 1080p with steady framerate of 50-60fps.

I know so do I tongue.gif

I was just pointing out that with an intel setup, you would likely get higher minimum frames than with a Phenom II in Skyrim.
A Phenom II will max out Skyrim no problem with the appropriate graphics card, but you'll get the occasional drop to 40 - 50, whereas I imagine that will happen a lot less with a 2500K.
Skyrim is a bad example as it is poorly coded, but with Starcraft 2 you would be much better off with the i5.
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post #18 of 33
IMO..stick with the 965BE or..a decent Thuban ..and stretch that budget to accomodate some overclocking biggrin.gif
maybe get a sabertooth mobo in case AMD pulls one out of their hat this fall ph34r-smiley.gif
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did that just for the Lulz but yeah amd would be the way to go with that low of a budget
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post #20 of 33
Ignoring those telling to you to get an Intel CPU, if you can get a 960T get that instead of the 965. 960T's are cheap and overclock to 3.8 at least, with the ability to unlock to a 6 core, there is no way any Intel can beat that value.
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