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Ok so here is the thing I have been trying to decide between these two for a month now, I am going to build my own gaming rig and have given myself a $1500 budget. I know AMD is best bang for your buck and I know the i7-950 is great as well. Im an avid gamer I play any and all games I just want good advice on which to build with and for a reasonable price i was also looking at running it with the GTX 470 or HD 5870 vid cards.
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Ok so here is the thing I have been trying to decide between these two for a month now, I am going to build my own gaming rig and have given myself a $1500 budget. I know AMD is best bang for your buck and I know the i7-950 is great as well. Im an avid gamer I play any and all games I just want good advice on which to build with and for a reasonable price i was also looking at running it with the GTX 470 or HD 5870 vid cards.
Spend the most money you can on a graphics card. If you're on a 22" or 24" monitor, you'll end up with roughly the same performance with any of the newer processors with a single card. Buy whichever setup you find the best deal on.
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Intel all the way
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Before people flame on, we should realize the OP is looking for the best bang for the $. Right now, based on what he posted, and real-world performance... I would vote for AMD.
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First of all, welcome to the forums.

Sandy Bridge is the most powerful consumer processor out at the moment. The 2500k would be my recommendation if the computer is for pure gaming. However, if you do media encoding and such you may want to look towards the 2600k. As for graphics cards, I would probably lean towards the green side at the time being due to the sheer power and workability of the cards. Put together a build and post it so you can have it critiqued.
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Yes, im looking to get the most out of a gaming system for no more than 1500 my Uncle is a computer builder and I have talked with him a couple times but he is biased towards Intel. Next question, if I go with AMD should I just stick with the Phenom II x4 965 BE or go with the Phenom II x6 for the future I dont plan on upgrading every year like most people.
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Yes, im looking to get the most out of a gaming system for no more than 1500 my Uncle is a computer builder and I have talked with him a couple times but he is biased towards Intel. Next question, if I go with AMD should I just stick with the Phenom II x4 965 BE or go with the Phenom II x6 for the future I dont plan on upgrading every year like most people.
With a $1500 budget, you would be a fool to go the AMD route. Go the 2500k, it will be more than enough.
 
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Yes, im looking to get the most out of a gaming system for no more than 1500 my Uncle is a computer builder and I have talked with him a couple times but he is biased towards Intel. Next question, if I go with AMD should I just stick with the Phenom II x4 965 BE or go with the Phenom II x6 for the future I dont plan on upgrading every year like most people.
For the about same price as an x6 setup you can get a Sandy Bridge rig which will be faster.

As you can see in:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/146?vs=288
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At this point in time do not bother getting an amd setup (I personally love AMD too ). If you are really wanting an AMD setup i recommend waiting to see what they have to offer this summer. As of now they have no advantage in the clock/performance let alone the price/performance or even the watt/performance vs. what intel brought to the table with sandy bridge. The 2500k is the best bang for your buck out there atm.
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