Originally Posted by Xristo
Wouldnt effect him in anyway , 15% of people over 3 years .. Those mobo's are now recalled and off the shelves anyway they will have new stock in by now this is intel we are talking about !!
Id say get an i5 2500 , 4gb ddr3 ram and a decent p67 motherboard along with whatever gfx card u chose .. Shuld be a decent gaming pc ...Better than amd , in all situations .
Take a look on newegg , do an amd rig and an intel rig see what the costs will be .. and compare them .
Uh oh. Another one of these SB>Phenom II X6s in every way.
In short, an SB chip will perform better than a Phenom II, but the CPU doesn't matter as much as the GPU in gaming, therefore I say get a Phenom II X4 CPU. Why? Because in gaming at that res, you won't see more than a 3FPS gain going from an X4 955 to a 2600k.
Now, if he were like me and loved to run multiple applications at once, he should grab an X6. Why? Because it can take more than a 2500k. 2 more cores=50% more programs to run at once.
But what if he wants that last second in rendering, those extra few points in 3Dmark? Get SB.