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Okay guys, its gonna' be my birthday soon and I have just asked for some money so I can upgrade my system. I am looking to upgrade my CPU, Motherboard and RAM. So, my options are;

Intel i7 950 - £206.39
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R - £152.99
DDR3 Dual Channel G.Skill RipjawsX 2x2GB 1600Mhz 7-8-7-24 - £49.99
Total - £409.37

Intel Core i5 2500K - £174.99
Asus P8P67 - £109.19
G.Skill RipjawsX - £49.99
Total - £334.17

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T - £126.98
Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H - £106.99
G.Skill RipjawsX - £49.99
Total - £283.96

I will mainly be using it for light video editing and gaming. What do you think the best option for me to go for is? AMD is becoming more and more tempting price wise as it performs slightly less than the 950 but not by much.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB SpinPoint F3 1TB WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200RPM Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 Pro Samsung P2370HD 1920x1080 Logitech G15 Corsair HX650 
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I as an AMD fanboy am also tempted to tell you to get the 1055t but you will definitely have fun with the 2500k.......
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Goflex USB 3.0 24x DVD R/W DL Win7 Ultermate 64 Acer 20in 1600x900 
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Compaq 20in 1600x900 17in Dell 1280x1024 19in Gateway 1280x1024 Razer Blackwidow mech w/ cherry MX blues 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Kingwin LZ-750 HAF 932 + sound activated lights Logitech G500 Rosewill USB headset 
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Originally Posted by strollingchimp View Post
Okay guys, its gonna' be my birthday soon and I have just asked for some money so I can upgrade my system. I am looking to upgrade my CPU, Motherboard and RAM. So, my options are;

Intel i7 950 - £206.39
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R - £152.99
DDR3 Dual Channel G.Skill RipjawsX 2x2GB 1600Mhz 7-8-7-24 - £49.99
Total - £409.37

Intel Core i5 2500K - £174.99
Asus P8P67 - £109.19
G.Skill RipjawsX - £49.99
Total - £334.17

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T - £126.98
Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H - £106.99
G.Skill RipjawsX - £49.99
Total - £283.96

I will mainly be using it for light video editing and gaming. What do you think the best option for me to go for is? AMD is becoming more and more tempting price wise as it performs slightly less than the 950 but not by much.
The 2500K system has the best price/performance, but the AMD is a close second, if you want to save $50. On stuff that actually uses a lot of REAL cores, the AMD system is a solid contender. But the 2500K is mostly faster in games and apps. The i7 pretty much is neck and neck with the 2500K, but not worth the $70 price difference.
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2x Barracuda 7200.12 1TB RAID 0 ASUS DRW-B1ST Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit LG W2040T 1600 x 900 
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Thanks guys. The 2500K certainly looks like a good option, I guess I'll just wait and see how much money I have.
The Sand Man...
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.5Ghz (1.264V) ASRock P67 Pro3 Palit GTX460 768MB 850/1700/1850 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600Mhz 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB SpinPoint F3 1TB WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200RPM Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 Pro Samsung P2370HD 1920x1080 Logitech G15 Corsair HX650 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Logitech M500 Steelseries QcK Audio-Technica ATH-A700 
Audio
Audio-Technica AT-2020 USB 
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The Sand Man...
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.5Ghz (1.264V) ASRock P67 Pro3 Palit GTX460 768MB 850/1700/1850 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600Mhz 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB SpinPoint F3 1TB WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200RPM Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 Pro Samsung P2370HD 1920x1080 Logitech G15 Corsair HX650 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Logitech M500 Steelseries QcK Audio-Technica ATH-A700 
Audio
Audio-Technica AT-2020 USB 
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