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Intel i5 760 vs AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition vs Sandy bridge

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Hey guys, I'm currently looking at upgrading my Mobo/CPU.
I've been having some dilemmas on deciding whether or not to get the I5 760 vs the AMD 965 BE, or just waiting for sandy bridge.
A little details about what I do: I generally only use my computer for gaming, I do not do any type of video rendering or photo shop type deals.
They're both quad core, but the BE is cheaper with higher clock speeds. But I do know that the I5 is a better CPU for overall benchmarking other then just gaming. I was told that if I only play games, the AMD Phenom would be a better bang for my buck.
I also want to stream a RTS I play called League Of Legends.
I pretty much only play LoL, Need for speed world, and Left 4 Dead 2, however I do like to be able to multitask(Have a lot of things running at the same time)
Could anyone help me out? The i5-760 is currently like 210$ on newegg when the AMD 965 BE is 160$, so I'd be saving a good bit of money but if the I5 will lead to better gaming performance, I don't mind spending the extra money.

Or should I just wait till January 5th when the Sandy bridge CPU's are released?
Thanks for all input!
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Wait for the sandy bridge chips and mobo's to be released and reviews to come out. They will be expensive right from the get go because they are new tech but it would be a worthwhile upgrade that will last at least a couple years for the common enthusiast. I'm thinking of upgrading to a 2600k processor and Asus P8P67 Evo motherboard when they come out.

If you need the best bang for your buck right now, can't go wrong with the 965 proc and nice mobo combo; its lasted me a couple years!
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Either wait or go i5 760, either way you won't be disappointed.

EDIT: Microcenter is selling the i5 760 at $169.99. The B-Tards at Comp USA didnt want to price match me though because they were kickin and screamin on how little profit they'll make. It was their last 760 as well, so just my luck.
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i5 760 is unbeatable for $169.99 , i'd take that over a $179.99 1055t
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Yeah I saw it at microcenter, I'll need to drive there though, it's like 80 miles
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So the AMD board would be better for just gaming then the I5?
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CPU*** sorry
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i5 is faster in gaming compared to the PhII X4 clock-for-clock. SB is faster than i5 but prices will still be high since it'll be the newest tech. I suggest you wait for reviews to see if the increased price for performance is worth it.
Edited by goldcrow - 1/2/11 at 7:13am
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There is no noticebale difference between PH II X4 965 & CORE I5 760 in gaming whatsoever.
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