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Hey all I posted somewhere yesterday in general that I was wanting to build a gaming rig I have a 1500 budget, a lot people kept telling me to do intel intel intel but im just strictly going to be gaming so want to save the money going the AMD route. Which processor is prefered on this stage between the x4 and x6? I know nothing is really future proof but dont really want to upgrade for a couple years. Thank you in advance
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well if its for gaming, games has just only started to utilize 4 cores, so if you want to save money, go quad core
OR
spend a little bit more money and get 1055T and OVERCLOCK!
^^ will be future proof as well..kind of...better future proof than x4
    
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x6 is just x4 with additional 2 more cores. Honestly I would go with x6 because it overclocks better and it'll be a bit more future proof

edit: i agree with cee. Not many games (nor programs for that matter) are taking up more than 2 cores so it doesnt really matter.
    
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Yes I would love to Overclock, but really this is my first true build. Normally had my uncle build for me when i was younger. Now its time for me to get into the game. So overclocking isnt really out of the question cause i would love to learn how but for now I just want a great gaming rig that is built using AMD.
post #5 of 22
I say x4 if you want to save money. I also say shop around. I ended up getting a 1090t on cl for 120, so deals are out there. I love amd, but honestly intel has some good stuff too. Sandy bridge?
    
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I say you try and find a nice deal on a Phenom II X4 955 BE. Those are solid overclockers and by the time it's considered obsolete, the future generation AMD CPUs will be out and the X6 will have become obsolete, as well.
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I considered doing an i5 2500k Sandy Bridge build. I know i got numerous times yesterday that with a 1500 budget i'd be a fool not to go intel but heres the thing, im not a fanboy of either amd or intel. I have a 1500 budget yes but that doesnt mean i want to max it out. The best bang for my buck would most definately have to be AMD. I have done my research and I just want some final input so i can try and put together a build and post it to have it critiqued.
post #8 of 22
in the long run youre better off with the x6 as it can overclock better than an x4 phenom and you get two extra core that may come in handy later on.

get a good motherboard and buy a 1055T
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if u got $1500 to spend, just go sandy bridge. faster than x6.
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Yes, overclocking is great but I am not proficient enough in that area being I have never overclocked before. I see the 1055T is 179 on newegg. Any suggestions that doesnt require me being a new builder to overclock? Im sure its easy to learn and im willing. If it is truely that easy then ill do it. But if you need to be proficient in it to squeeze what you need out of a lower priced CPU then its not for me.
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