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where are you buying a sub-$200 dollar i5 2500k ?
http://www.google.com/products/catal...wAg#scoring=tp
Microcenter FTW!!
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The Phenom II is roughly on par with the Core 2 Quad series from Intel (although this might have changed a little since the Phenom II was first released). So comparing an AMD chip with older architecture, vs an Intel chip with newer architecture, it makes sense that the Intel chip will tend to always out perform the AMD chip. Although this isn't to say that the AMD chip is bad in any means, it just means that Intel tends to be quicker on releasing better architectures.
     
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At high resolutions the video card makes most of the job.A decent and affordable AMD X4/x6 CPU is enough.
With the money left from building a decent AMD system instead of an Intel one you can get: a better video card , a decent sound card , a SSD , a better PSU ,etc.
Not to many people are able to "see" more than 60 frames per second so more than 60 are not really needed.
Consoles do 30 FPS and nobody is complaining.
^That.
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post #64 of 200
What do you mean "^That"?

Consoles suck and have plagued the gaming industry for years now. The reason so many games blow is because of consoles, I for one am complaining.

You can get SB boards for sub $100, and sandy bridge chips start at $125... I see no great AMD advantage in any segment except the sub $100 range.
    
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Microcenter FTW!!
considering microcenter isnt available to everyone, your choice of shopping centers is moot.
i5 2500k is still over $200

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I've got a lot of schoolwork on my plate right now or else I would check myself, but do any of these benchmarks posted in this thread touch the Phenom II Northbridge frequency (AMD's version of Intel's Uncore) at all? It definitely does make a difference.
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Originally Posted by Dromihetes View Post
At high resolutions the video card makes most of the job.A decent and affordable AMD X4/x6 CPU is enough.
With the money left from building a decent AMD system instead of an Intel one you can get: a better video card , a decent sound card , a SSD , a better PSU ,etc.
Not to many people are able to "see" more than 60 frames per second so more than 60 are not really needed.
Consoles do 30 FPS and nobody is complaining.
They can get away with that on consoles by controlling how fast the "character" can look around in the game. By making the movements more sluggish they can make low frame rates less noticeable.

On a PC that is not the case because of how fast movement is with a mouse.
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i rather have 4 cores that are efficient than 6 cores doing nothing...

Yes the new sandy bridge cpus are very fast comparing to those amd counterparts, building a rig with sandy bridge is a no brainer atm.
    
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I'm always shocked at how many school pupils there are on OCN, hahaha. I feel old at only 24!!
    
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I'm always shocked at how many school pupils there are on OCN, hahaha. I feel old at only 24!!
24? You youngin'! haha
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