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post #21 of 33
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Originally Posted by blackdemon View Post
is the 3ghz 6 core worth buying over a i5 760 in some time when more cpu dependent games come out?
If you are talking clock to clock, the i5 will probably blow the amd 6-core out of the water.

Honestly, if its a matter of gaming you are probably better off saving money via amd cpu/mobo combo and get a good video card with the money left over. The gtx460 overclocks amazingly well and is dirt cheap for the money.

The real info we need now is your budget, care to share?
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post #22 of 33
for gaming you'll want a 955, saves you money, and by the time a 955 is holding you back in game, the i5 will too

get a 955, some air cooling, and overclock it to over 9000 and you're good to go
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post #23 of 33
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Originally Posted by Fear of Oneself View Post
for gaming you'll want a 955, saves you money, and by the time a 955 is holding you back in game, the i5 will too

get a 955, some air cooling, and overclock it to over 9000 and you're good to go
Not sure what you mean by "overclock it to 9000"? Other than that though he is completely right. If you are only gaming, the i5 will become obsolete at the same time as the 955....better to save the money and upgrade other parts of your system.
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post #24 of 33
Thread Starter 
stonedzen:
what are your temps @ stoack cuz i am looking to get the cm 212 and i c u have ot so whats your temps

with the money i save i can buy the cm 212 and 8gb ram that will cost still a tiny bit cheaper than the 15 buld

the ram is kingmax 4gb stick ddr3 1333 normal ram (green stick)
will it be good for gaming or will ddr3 1600 ram be better (4gb) than 8gb ddr3 1333 (normal) aka cheap ram
Edited by blackdemon - 12/29/10 at 3:14am
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post #25 of 33
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bump:

what must i get 4gb 1600 ram (corsair) or 8gb 1333 ram (kingmax)
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post #26 of 33
AMD is the underdog. You will always get better the price/performance ratio by choosing them. Typically $100 spend on AMD will give you the equivalent of $200 spent on Intel. That is what the benchmarks show.

edit: AMD supports "officially" speeds up to 1333MHz. So, if you bought the 1600MHz, your motherboard would probably underclock the RAM. This can easily be changed in the BIOS though, if you know what you are doing. I don't if there are any disadvantages of doing this. There probably are.
Edited by Aph0ticShield - 12/30/10 at 10:12am
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post #27 of 33
955+ mushkin redlines 1600mhz 4gb
Don't even think of 8gb it's waste of money. (for gaming and your needs)
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post #28 of 33
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kk thx so i will go with the 1333 4gb ram stick so i can go 8gb in a year or what i dont plan to upgrade till i get my car(1966) a new enjen (got a 2L 16V in mind a v8 is to heavy on fule so i just can stick with the one it have in)

and how is msi mobo quality i al looking at a cheap 740 msi am3

so this is my ordering list i am ordering it next week (the shops are closed for the festive sesion)

22x lg lightscrub dvd rom
cm 212 cpu cooler
x4 955 BE
740 msi am3 mobo
kingmax 4gb ddr3 1333

i will sell my old pc with out the 460 ofc and buy a new screen (22" maby 23-24 if i get a good deal)
and a new pc table
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post #29 of 33
I like my MSI motherboard, overclocks very well with good case cooling.
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post #30 of 33
I remember I got my 955 and motherboard for $220 back in August on Newegg. Couldn't be more happier with my processor. For gaming, you wont notice a difference.
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