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Well the thing is I'm going to upgrade for sure in 2-3 years. I know gaming isn't ALL gpu, but it's mostly gpu. So should I get 2500k with 6830 or X4 955 with 6950 2gb?
defs the x4 with the 6950 and then if you have faith with yourself with messing with the gpu flash it to a 6970, it seems to work from what i hear, and overclock the cpu to 3.4-3.6 and you will be playing all the games you want.
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Ok you have proved your point, but they have purposely chosen cpu demanding tasks in the game. If he didnt have a budget as tight as it sounds like he does then obviouse it would be a no brainer, 2500K for the win. But unfortinetly he has a budget. It all really depends if the 200 he saves can go to the gpu or whether that is money that doesnt get spent on the PC and goes to his pocket. If gpu then get a better gpu and the phenom, but if in pocket get the i5 and you will never look back.
Haha i would kill or sell my body to get the $ different to get the 2500k!!
Anyway the 955 is also a very good option, i have nothing again that but like you just said ,"the i 5 and you will never look back"
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BTW op get a motherboard with am3+ socket support from asus or gigabyte, amd didnt confirmed it but we never know .
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do you think the gpu is too much? I'm going to be playing on a 1080p lcd. Again, all I really want is 2yrs on max settings.
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do you think the gpu is too much? I'm going to be playing on a 1080p lcd. Again, all I really want is 2yrs on max settings.
No that 6950 is the best value for performance right now, get 2 g one, this gpu will last you till you want to upgrade in 2-3 years
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A X4 955 with a 6950/570 is the gaming rig of choice if you are on a bit of a budget and want to max everything out at 1080p. Good choices.
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Haha i would kill or sell my body to get the $ different to get the 2500k!!
Anyway the 955 is also a very good option, i have nothing again that but like you just said ,"the i 5 and you will never look back"
I'd go 2500k and wait til Christmas for a GPU if I had to! Even if it meant I couldn't use it til then

I was playing Crysis 2 at 4.944GHz last night
But I've slowed it down to a steady 4.5GHz for now
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how is crysis 2? i started this build just to play that game XD
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how is crysis 2? i started this build just to play that game XD
The demo was pretty fun. Lots of good reviews on it too; aside from those elitists whinning and or finding other excuses to whine about the lack of DX11, it is a pretty good game.

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Anandtech is not even close to being a legit review site. Scewed results through and through. But regardless, I'd suggest OP grabbing a 2400 or better. It'll be a lot better investment for you. K version if you have the money.

Frankly, with sandybridge being at its given pricepoint, go for it. 200 bucks on a CPU that can pull nearly 126 gflops if overclocked to 5 GHz is impressive. Phenoms are on the way out. Either wait for bulldozer or grab a sandybridge.
Edited by Domino - 3/31/11 at 7:13pm
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