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I was referring more to 1366 quads and 2600K. But yes, lots of theory and less real world results.
The 2600K is $100.00 more than the 1090T, it would not be a fair comparison.

This is only $10.00 more than the 1090T. And what happens? The 1090T slaps the 9550.
    
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I was referring more to 1366 quads and 2600K. But yes, lots of theory and less real world results.
Well in theory perfectly optimized code would run the same with or without virtual cores because there would be no spaces in the pipeline.
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The 2600K is $100.00 more than the 1090T, it would not be a fair comparison.

This is only $10.00 more than the 1090T. And what happens? The 1090T slaps the 9550.
On that note, even at $100 cheaper, it has two extra cores so it should be faster. Also, that chip is older. I would hope the 1090T beats it.
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Go with a phenom or a Athlon quad core, and a 6850, you can flash his card too a 6870 for him then.
no u cant man u can only flash the 6950 to a 6970,dw i get this mixed up too lol,anyways u can get him a amd phenom x4 and a gtx 470 with 4gb ddr3 ram
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Well in theory perfectly optimized code would run the same with or without virtual cores because there would be no spaces in the pipeline.
To dream the impossible dream...
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On that note, even at $100 cheaper, it has two extra cores so it should be faster. Also, that chip is older. I would hope the 1090T beats it.
In conclusion, AMD right now offers better performance for the price..
    
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post #27 of 40
Put most of your money into the GPU and buy a amd quad core whatever. Don't expect to overclock much. Buy a good GPU.
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amd quad core don't overclock much.
Almost all X4 955s can get to 3.8 or higher.
    
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post #29 of 40
Is it even possible to buy new SB parts? Just checked newegg and they don't have any 1155 mobos or CPUs. Even if they were in stock, it'd be hard to get a balanced SB build under $600.

Also, you cannot flash a 6850 to a 6870. That only works on 6950's.

This might come as a surprise to some, but if someone's on a budget of $600 suggesting a $300+ GPU is not helpful in the slightest. Read whole thread pl0x.

A 6850 can be found for ~$150 after MIR on newegg, which would still be a little bit of a stretch. 5770s are getting down closer to $100.
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post #30 of 40
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Almost all X4 955s can get to 3.8 or higher.
On a budget rig he's not going to be able to buy a decent MoBo to OC with. Not slamming AMD, bro!

did I mention, Buy a good GPU??? That's the most important part for gaming. Some games get CPU intensive.

EDIT: And no, you can't buy any SB stuff pretty much anywhere.
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