Originally Posted by Shades6091
I will probably never overclock and I will probably never do any hardcore gaming. I am looking to get into video editing and rendering. At first I was looking at the AMD Phenom II 1090T and then I told I was stupid and should look at the Intel i5 2500K. Honestly I am just confused.
I am looking to run the OS and a few applications off a SSD. I could even just pick up a HDD later for storage.
I would like to be able to use my big screen LCD as a monitor when needed to watch online content. I would like to be able to play a game in the future if I wanted to but don't feel like I would need a super high-end card. I also would like dual monitor capabilities if needed.
I have right at $600 of amazon credit and $800 cash. Can you more educated people give me some good builds?
There are many opinions here that have some validity,I will offer you my take.The preference for the Intel SB processor is based in part on it's overclocked potential.Since you will be running stock speeds,the AMD 1090t with it's high clocks will perform very close to SB in most areas while beating it in quite a few.Also there is the price difference.I can tell you one thing for sure,you would very hard pressed to tell any difference between the two in real world usage.That being said,you can improve your system performance by upgrading other areas.Here is an example
your Newegg order
Your Amazon order
So instead of a 64GB OS SSD you get 90GB
8GB RAM for video editing
GTX 560ti instead of 460SE
just add a DVD drive if you need one
Hope this helps!Edited by Redwoodz - 3/15/11 at 10:09am