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He's daft or something.

He wants to get a AMD Phenom II 965 + ATi 6970 rig, totaling about $855 USD.
I'm telling him a i5 2500K + GTX460, totaling the same price, would out perform his.

Am I right?

EDIT: His rig is using the OEM HSF - Mine has a proper one.
Edited by Dirtyworks - 1/19/11 at 3:59pm
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well.. the 2500k will smash his amd but the 6970 is going to walk all over a 460
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^ I agree with the above statement.
    
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I know about the i5 vs 965 and GTX460 vs 6970 - you have to be absolutely retarded not to get that. But over all, I believe my sandy bridge rig would ultimately outperform his Phenom II rig.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtyworks View Post
I know about the i5 vs 965 and GTX460 vs 6970 - you have to be absolutely retarded not to get that. But over all, I believe my sandy bridge rig would ultimately outperform his Phenom II rig.
Not in games or at a high resolution it won't.
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Not in games or at a high resolution it won't.
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I edited the OP to include that his rig uses the OEM HSF and mine has a proper one.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtyworks View Post
I edited the OP to include that his rig uses the OEM HSF and mine has a proper one.
The OEM HSF is a proper heatsink .

The fact of the matter is, if he's planning on gaming, the 6950 / 6970 is what makes that AMD build better over the i5 build. It won't matter what CPU he's got, he could run an Athlon II x2 in there, and it would still win in gaming (assuming an overclock).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
The OEM HSF is a proper heatsink .

The fact of the matter is, if he's planning on gaming, the 6950 / 6970 is what makes that AMD build better over the i5 build. It won't matter what CPU he's got, he could run an Athlon II x2 in there, and it would still win in gaming (assuming an overclock).
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post #10 of 37
The AMD build would be better. No point having a SB with a gpu thats lacking, the phenom ii would be great PLUS having a strong gpu. So no, he clearly isn't the retard because he's the one that chose the balanced build unlike you did
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